Freedom of Speech Discussion @ Royal George Theatre

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About this event:

Created by Nancy Bishop

1641 N Halsted St

WHAT: The caustic and raunchy humor of the late Lenny Bruce is the inspiration for the panel discussion on freedom of speech featuring lawyers and free speech supporters. The discussion takes place at the Royal George Theatre, the site of the current production, I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce, written and performed by Ronnie Marmo.

SO WHAT: Marmo will be joined on the panel by Susana Sandoval, Human Rights Commissioner of the United Nations Forum for Indigenous Peoples, and Jan Feldman, executive director of Lawyers for the Creative Arts. The panel follows the Saturday matinée performances of Marmo’s production, which James Brod gave four stars when he reviewed it in October. “Lenny Bruce was a passionate advocate for freedom of speech during his lifetime, and faced tremendous legal battles as a result of his stance,” said Marmo.  “Sadly, many continue to fight those same battles to this day. This panel conversation will examine Bruce’s lasting impact, the current state of affairs regarding the topic, and how we can proactively support freedom of speech.”

NOW WHAT: The event is free and open to the public. The play is in an open run. Tickets are available here.


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