“Citizen Josh”: Play at Ranga Shankara

Name of the play: Citizen Josh
Date: Wed Aug 19th at 7:30 PM
Venue: Ranga Shankara
Playwright: Josh Kornbluth
Actor: Josh Kornbluth

Citizen Josh – Press Release

Highlights:

* Citizen Josh being performed at Ranga Shankara on Wed, Aug 19th at 7:30 PM.
* Written and performed by Josh Kornbluth, the play is being peformed in India with the support of the American Consulate.
* The play examines and engages the fundamentals of democracy using autobiographical stories.
* The tickets are priced at Rs.200 each.

Press Release –

For immediate release

“Citizen Josh at Ranga Shankara”

Josh Kornbluth will be presenting his hilarious and provocative one-man show at Ranga Shankara on Wed, Aug 19th at 7:30 PM. A Jonathan Reinis Production, ‘Citizen Josh’is written and performed by Josh Kornbluth in collaboration with Arena’s Associate Artistic Director David Dower. In this production, Kornbluth examines and engages the fundamentals of democracy through his entertaining and moving autobiographical stories.

In 1980, Josh met every requirement to graduate from Princeton except one — he didn’t do his “senior thesis.” Now, over a quarter-century later, he tracks down his old advisor, a brilliant political theorist named Sheldon Wolin. Josh asks Wolin to help him complete his long-overdue thesis, on the subject of democracy. Josh’s explorations of political theory soon bring him into the “real” political world — as he finds himself at the center of a number of grassroots protests involving his local playground, state education funding, and even global warming. Including a pivotal encounter with former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore, this tale blends recent electoral history with stories from the Civil Rights movement and academia.

Mr. Josh Kornbluth is the author and performer of the celebrated monologues Love & Taxes, Ben Franklin: Unplugged and Citizen Josh, among others. From 2006 to 2008 he hosted the weekly KQED-TV program “The Josh Kornbluth Show,” interviewing such figures as Annie Leibovitz, Alan Alda, Helen Mirren and Michael Tilson.

The tickets are priced at Rs.200 each. For any further details please contact Ranga Shankara at 26493982 or visit our website www.rangashankara.org


Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross
J P Nagar, II Phase
Bangalore – 560 078
P: 080-26493982 / 26592777
E: rstheatre@gmail.com
W: www.rangashankara.or

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