TALES OF BLUE-COLLAR LIFE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
7 p.m. Tuesday, August 29
Reading / Conversation, Main Theatre, UAlbany Performing Arts Center
Richard Russo, major American novelist whose work has brought national attention to the comedy and sadness of blue-collar life in Upstate New York’s small towns, returns to Albany with Somebody’s Fool (2023) the final installment in his beloved “North Bath” trilogy. Other books in the trilogy include Nobody’s Fool (1993), which became a major motion picture starring Paul Newman, and Everybody’s Fool (2016). Russo received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls (2001), adapted as a 2005 HBO miniseries starring Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt and Paul Newman. His 1997 academic satire, Straight Man, set at a small Pennsylvania college, is currently the basis of a new TV show, Lucky Hank, starring Bob Odenkirk on AMC.
Book signing and reception with light refreshments to follow in the Futterer Lounge. Post-event entertainment outside the PAC will feature alt-folk band Doctor Baker, with UAlbany English Professor Ed Schwarzschild (lead singer) and Art Professor Danny Goodwin (drums), as well as Iggy Calabria (guitar) and Chris Gockley (bass).
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