Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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at the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T
502 W 53rd Street (just west of 10th Ave)
New York, NY 10019

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Melissa Clarke Beckett
Columbus Academy

Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson 

Go Behind the Curtain with Academy
at the The A.R.T./ New York Theatres

You're invited to enjoy an afternoon with fellow Academy alumni at a matinee production of playwright Rob Ackerman's '76 "Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson." “Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson” is inspired by a true, little-known story about the making of an iconic TV commercial in which a legendary film director puts a movie star’s life in the hands of a very nervous props guy. A humorous and ultimately disturbing account of power in the workplace, “Gumballs” examines how truth is negotiated in both art and in life. 

Afterwards, enjoy light refreshments and beverages while taking advantage of an Academy exclusive post-performance dialogue with Rob Ackerman '76. You will also have the opportunity to receive an insider's update on Academy's performing arts program from Stefan Farrenkopf, Upper School English Teacher & Upper School Musical Director. 

Run time is approximately 75 Minutes with no intermission

Columbus Academy has purchased a block of tickets, cost is $40/person.
(This includes light refreshments and drinks at the post-show reception)

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