Posts Tagged ‘john banville’

ToDo ToDay: Water by the Spoonful, Ex Hex, and Chelsea Handler

At the center of Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful sits Elliot, an Iraq combat veteran struggling to acclimate to life back at home in Philadelphia while working as a Subway sandwich artist. His emotional challenges collide with a group of drug addicts leaning on each other for support in an online chat room. As the [...]

ToDo ToDay: Teatro de la Luna! Pasta! Menomena!

“Our people…they don’t want to go to the theaters and suffer,” says Nucky Walder, producer of Teatro de la Luna’s 15th International Festival of Hispanic Theater. “They want comedies.” Year-round, Teatro de la Luna supports theater as seen from a Latin American perspective; but for this annual festival, it looks to outstanding theater from Hispanic [...]

John Banville Reads Tonight at Politics and Prose

John Banville, who won the Man Booker Prize in 2005 with The Sea, released his new novel, The Infinities, on Tuesday. Narrated mostly by Greek god Hermes, The Infinities is a comedy about the imminent death of mathematician Adam Godley and what happens when his family gathers around him. The gods are meddlesome, injecting themselves [...]