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Jonathan Franzen To Discuss Play Based on His Memoir

Novelist Jonathan Franzen and director Daniel Fish will participate in a special talkback called “Franzen on Franzen.” This conversation event takes place on November 15th at New York City-based theatre, The Duke on 42nd Street.

Attendees will first view a 7 p.m. performance of House for Sale, a dramatic play inspired by Franzen’s memoir The Discomfort Zone. Directly following the play, they will then attend the Q&A. Those particular audience members will also receive a signed copy of Franzen’s book.

Here’s more about the production: “OBIE & Drama Desk Award winning Transport Group brings you the world premiere of House for Sale, the first of any work by National Book Award novelist and Pulitzer finalist Jonathan Franzen (FreedomThe Corrections) to be presented on stage. Gorgeously conceived into theatrical terms by internationally acclaimed director Daniel Fish (The Chocolate Factory’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again), House for Sale follows Franzen as he travels to his childhood home in Missouri to prepare to put it on the market following his mother’s passing. In the process, he is immersed in memories of his childhood, growing up in a place he once cherished.”

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