Playwright Kopit To Speak Tonight

Short Takes

The man who wrote "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad" and the Tony award-winning script for the play "Nine" will talk to budding dramatists tonight at the Agassiz Theater.

Playwright Arthur L. Kopit '59 will speak to undergraduates as part of Harvard and Radcliffe's 11-year-old "Learning From Performers" program.

Jeanne T. Newlin, senior lecturer on Comparative Literature and curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection, will interview Kopit about his works which also include "End of the World (with Symposium to Follow)". After Newlin interviews him, Kopit will field questions from the audience.

Kopit, who is currently working on a novel and an NBC-TV miniseries script, was active in Hasty Pudding dramatics and made his debut as a playwright at Harvard.

Other artists who are expected to visit this year include actress Glenn Close, painter David Hockney, and composer Pierre Boulez, said Susan Bielinski, program coordinator.


The "Learning From Performers" program was established by the Harvard-Radcliffe Office for the Arts. Since then, it has brought to Harvard such diverse talents as playwright Arthur Miller and jazz pianist Sammy Price, who is currently offering a music course through mid-November as part of the