Joe Papp in Five Acts

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Joe Papp in Five Acts

  • 2010
  • Directed By: Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 88 Minutes
  1. Sunday, September 21, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Joe Papp in Five Acts
Joseph Papp is the impresario responsible for some of the biggest hits in Broadway history, including Hair and A Chorus Line. He created and sustained Free Shakespeare in the Park, now in its 55th year. He fostered the careers of every major dramatist in America from 1968 until his death in 1991. The list of Hollywood movie stars whose careers began at his legendary Public Theater includes Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Martin Sheen, and Christopher Walken. But that doesn’t begin to tell the story of his life. This brilliant new documentary does. (2K DCP presentation)


IU Professor Emeritus Dennis J. Reardon is a playwright featured in the film. He and the film’s producer/director Tracie Holder are scheduled to be present.