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Thu, June 27, 2024

20:00 – 21:00

Villa La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Florence, Italy

A dramatic performance by NYU TISCH Continuum Company, performed by Teagle F. Bougere and Jed Diamond.

On a Thursday evening in February of 1965, The Cambridge Union at Cambridge University played host to one of the most iconic political debates of our time. The motion being debated was “Is The American Dream At The Expense Of The American Negro?”

The adversaries were renowned American writer and activist Mr. James Baldwin; and one of the countries most influential conservatives and political commentators, Mr. William F. Buckley.

At a moment when divisiveness is most pronounced and the ability to listen and engage in respectful dialogue has all but disappeared from the political landscape, The Continuum Company is pleased to bring this galvanizing and timely reimagining of the famed debate to La Pietra.

Previous reviews:
“One of the most compelling examples of political theatre I’ve seen in years.” – Broadway World
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“This is Teagle F. Bougere’s show. He gives an absolutely riveting performance as Baldwin.” –
The Stage ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“It’s not theater for the faint-hearted. What it is, however, is an engaging, exciting, and endlessly thought-provoking recreation of a watershed moment for American civil rights.” – Stage Buddy

“Teagle F. Bougere is fantastic as Baldwin, softly spoken, calm and intellectual at first but becoming increasingly impassioned as his time wears on.” – The Reviews Hub ⭐️⭐️⭐️