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A Tribute to C.P. Cavafy

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of C.P. Cavafy

A stellar line-up of writers, actors, performers, translators and artists come together to bring to life one of the most original and influential Greek poets, his work and his legacy. Described by E. M. Forster as “standing at a slight angle to the universe,” Cavafy has been widely admired for his contemporary use of language, charged with irony, homoeroticism, longing, and deep reflections on history and philosophy. The highly theatrical evening will combine performances, personal and scholarly reflections, onstage interviews, “live translations,” musical numbers, and a live dance performance and video works by Greek choreographer/stage director Dimitris Papaioannou, based on Cavafy’s signature poems.

The event is made possible through a major sponsorship from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in conjunction with the Onassis Foundation and PEN American Center.

* Note: This event contains full-frontal nudity.

Get your tickets now!

Tickets: $20 / $15 for PEN Members, Students and Seniors (+ $2 venue surcharge)

1-800-982-2787 | Click here for ticketmaster.com 

Avoid the $9.50 TicketMaster fee—purchase tickets at the Box Office | Mon – Sat: 12 – 6 p.m. For more information visit pentributes.org

For group sale tickets, contact: Isabelle Deconinck at [email protected]

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