One-man show

Autobiographical Stories

One-man show


A Jonathan Reinis Production, Citizen Josh is written and performed by Josh Kornbluth in collaboration with Arena’s Associate Artistic Director David Dower. In this production, Kornbluth examines and engages the fundamentals of Democracy through his entertaining and moving autobiographical stories.

In 1980, Josh met every requirement to graduate from Princeton except one — he didn’t do his ‘senior thesis’.

Now, over a quarter-century later, he tracks down his old advisor, a brilliant political theorist named Sheldon Wolin. Josh asks Wolin to help him complete his long-overdue thesis, on the subject of Democracy.

Josh’s explorations of political theory soon bring him into the ‘real’ political world — as he finds himself at the centre of a number of grassroots protests involving his local playground, state education funding, and even global warming. Including a pivotal encounter with former US Vice-President Al Gore, this tale blends recent electoral history with stories from the Civil Rights movement and academia.

Josh Kornbluth is the author and performer of the celebrated monologues Love and Taxes, Ben Franklin: Unplugged and Citizen Josh, among others. He has also hosted The Josh Kornbluth Show on television, interviewing such figures as Annie Leibovitz, Alan Alda, Helen Mirren and Michael Tilson.

The tickets are priced at Rs 200 each. For details, contact Ranga Shankara at 26493982.

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