CityViews 10/5/11: Diplomacy and Not-So-Diplomatic Theater

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Segment 1:

In a new memoir, John Price traces his journey from immigrant to prominent Utah businessman to diplomat. But he also outlines his thoughts on foreign policy and public service. On Wednesday, he joins Jennifer to talk about the American Dream and giving back.

Guest:

John Price, former ambassador to Mauritius and author of When the White House Calls: From Immigrant Entrepreneur to U.S. Ambassador

Price will be reading from his book Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, Two North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City. Sponsored by the I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center and the Utah Humanities Council.

Segment 2:

Celebrated playwright Terrence McNally’s SOME MEN chronicles the lives of gay men in the U.S. over the past 80 years, examining the challenges and the joys of this history. McNally is coming to Utah next week for a reading of the play and he joins Jennifer to discuss the context and impact of his work.

Guests:

  • Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally
  • Fran Pruyn, Pygmalion Theater Company Artistic Director and local producer of the SOME MEN reading

McNally will participate in a benefit reading of SOME MEN for the Utah Pride Center and the Courage Campaign at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Monday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m.

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