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Literary Society Presents John Lahr

John Lahr to Lecture on "Comedy and Revenge" at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Teaneck, NJ (February 25, 2003) — John Lahr, the senior drama critic and in-depth profiler for the New Yorker magazine, will lecture on "Comedy and Revenge" at Fairleigh Dickinson University on Wednesday, April 9, 2003.

Lahr’s lecture at the University is part of the Gene Barnett Literary Society series. His talk will be a probing and humorous discussion of influential comedians including Bert Lahr, Buster Keaton, Woody Allen, Dame Edna Everage and others. During the question-and-answer period with the audience, he will discuss the 2002 Broadway and London theater seasons. Copies of his book, "Show and Tell" will be available for signing.

A veteran of all aspects of the theater, Lahr is the son of comedy legend Bert Lahr, and the author of the best-selling biography, "Notes on a Cowardly Lion." Two-time winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, he is the author of 17 books on the theater.

Lahr was the co-creator of the Tony Award winning theater piece "Elaine Stritch at Liberty." In 1992, he won the Roger Machell Prize for the best book on the performing arts, "Dame Edna Everage and the Rise of Western Civilization."

The evening with John Lahr will begin at 8 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, on the Hackensack side of the University’s Metropolitan Campus. The auditorium, on University Plaza Drive, Hackensack, is close to Route 4, off Hackensack Avenue South.

All tickets, at $8 for the general public, will be available at 7:15 p.m. on the evening of the lecture. There is no advance sale or reserved seating. For further information, call 201 692 7028.

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