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Adam Gopnik (USA)


The Public: Newman Theater

Friday, January 5 - Sunday, January 14

Running Time: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes

Members and Partners: $20
Full: $25 + fees

Photo by Jason Falchook

With his signature wit and keen observational eye for the manners of everyday life, bestselling author and beloved New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik chronicles his early days in the tumultuous decade of the 1980s–where a life begun in the smallest apartment in Manhattan opened the gate to professional misadventures in the worlds of high fashion, art and public speaking.  

Jumping forward twenty years, Gopnik also tells the story of raising two children in the utterly different New York of the aughts and builds a moving portrait where imaginary friends, misunderstood texts and even steam bath sexuality all manage to confound and shape his understanding.

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The Gates: An Evening of Stories with Adam Gopnik
Directed by Catherine Burns, Artistic Director of The Moth


Produced by Catherine Burns and Martha Parker
Assistant Producer Emily Couch