6:30pm tonight in Cooper Union’s Great Hall
Official Press Release below.
If you’re on the fence, all I have to say is, there is an amazing chorus that is basically this:
Tucci, Plunkett and Hamill featured at Cooper Union’s Great Hall Sept. 17
Tony nominee Maria Tucci, Tony winner Maryann Plunkett and prominent journalist Pete Hamill lead a cast of notables in celebrating America’s labor movement. They will present first hand accounts of the movement’s most violent victories and defeats, as seen through the eyes of its most ardent advocates and opponents: Clara Lemlich, Samuel Gompers, Eugene V. Debs, Mother Jones and more. Workers’ Rights, a Great Evenings in The Great Hall presentation at The Cooper Union, will also feature the stirring voices of the New York City Labor Chorus, recreating the battle cries and ballads of the movement, and the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition. Director Lauren Keating helms the evening.
The Cooper Union’s dynamic performance series celebrating the college’s 150th anniversary, Great Evenings in The Great Hall, presents programs throughout the year of provocative and entertaining presentations featuring the stirring words of the radicals and reformers who spurred change and propelled advancements in civil rights, the labor movement, education and the arts for the past century-and-a-half. Music, multimedia and special guests complement the fiery oratory and inspiring dialogue that have filled The Great Hall since 1859.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished private college of art, architecture and engineering founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist. Since its establishment, all students have received full-tuition scholarships. To mark its 150th anniversary, between April 2009 and February 2010, the college is presenting a series of eight events celebrating the historic role Cooper Union’s Great Hall played in movements that have furthered the rights of all Americans and contributed to the advancement of science and art.
Workers’ Rights is presented Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 6:30 pm in the Cooper Union Great Hall, 7 East 7th St.. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 212.353.4195 or visit www.cooper.edu