November 16-19, 2017 | Laurie Theater
One day, by total accident, Ron Avakian discovers something in the university archives that changes his life; the papers of a standup comic who died more than 50 years ago, Lenny Bruce.
Ron, a so-so student, unmotivated and lazy, is drawn to the power of Bruce’s sly, anarchic, ground-breaking humor, and fascinated that it caused police to arrest him, courts to charge him with obscenity, and free-speech advocates claim him as a hero. But even more surprisingly, Ron discovers that when he tries to create a cabaret tribute to Lenny Bruce, even 50 years after his death the comedian’s visionary take on life has the power to set off a chain of events at the university that, like a bolt of lightning, illuminates truths we would still rather hide in darkness.
- Thursday, November 16 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 18 at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m.
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- General Public: $20
- Brandeis Community*: $15
- Seniors (55+): $15
- Students: $5
- Student Rush: Free
Student prices are available to Brandeis and non-Brandeis students. Brandeis students: limit two tickets per ID. Non-Brandeis students: limit one per ID.
Discounts are also available for groups and Circle of Friends members.