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THE PETRAKIS UNIVERSE BY DIMITRI C. MICHALAKIS

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Start:
Mar 28, 2005
End:
Mar 28, 2005
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Proshansky Auditorium

progra19Staged reading by the American Thymele Theatre
Directed by Stephen Diacrussi

Harry Mark Petrakis will introduce the evening.

The Petrakis Universe is a based on the life and work of American writer Harry Mark Petrakis whose exuberant and sensitive works deal with the lives of Greek immigrants in urban America. In the play, written by Dimitri C. Michalakis, Petrakis visits his old Chicago neighborhood and runs across the scene of his own life and the characters in his own fiction: a strongman who gets shorn in an autumnal wedding, the owner of a diner who hopes to recoup his losses with a feast of cooked turkeys, an old peanut vendor who philosophizes about the glory that once was Greece, and many more.

Harry Mark Petrakis, a longtime Chicago resident and the son of a Greek Orthodox priest, is the author of numerous novels, short stories, memoirs, and essays. Among his many honors is a two-time nomination for the National Book Award.

7 p.m., Monday, March 28, 2005, Harold M. Proshansky Auditorium

Res. Code 5793. $10 suggested donation guarantees a seat; guaranteed seat to CUNY students who RSVP.

Contact Continuing Education and Public Programs at 1.212.817.8215 or continuinged@gc.cuny.edu