Save The Date

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Nassau Club of Princeton

7:00-9:00 PM

People & Stories / Gente y Cuentos is dedicated to opening doors to literature for new audiences. Through oral readings and rigorous discussions of enduring short stories, we invite underserved participants to fresh understandings of themselves, of others, and of the world.

People & Stories is delighted to offer an evening with two luminaries of the theatre world

– Ken Ludwig and Emily Mann –

who have opened doors to new audiences with their original plays, as well as through stage adaptions of stories by other authors.

Introductions by Landon Jones

**Dinner is now SOLD OUT**

A few tickets for the main event are still available! Get yours today:

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Silent Auction Preview: 7:00 p.m. (See below for auction items!)

Program begins: 7:30 p.m.

Dessert Reception to follow

This event is preceded by dinner with Emily Mann and Ken Ludwig
at the home of Claire and David Jacobus. 

Silent Auction Items:


Weekend Getaway in Maine – Home of Anne Seltzer

The Inn at Bowman’s Hill – New Hope, PA

Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge in South Africa

Princeton University Concerts – 2 Tickets + Local Greek café meal


NY Theatre Workshop – 2 Tickets + Nomad Dinner

Tickets to McCarter’s 2019-2020 Theater Series Season

Tickets to Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy


Terra Momo Restaurant Group – Dinner for 2

Emily’s Café – Thanksgiving dinner for 8

Tapas and Paella Dinner for 8 – Hosted by Julie Denny

Lucy’s Kitchen and Market – Lasagna Dinner for 10

Gift Certificates


Joe Canal’s Liquor Store

JaZams Toys

McCaffrey’s Food Markets

Lucy’s Kitchen & Market

Original Art

Hand-crafted Chess Set

*BONUS: Engraved Maple Bookmarks for Angel Auction Donors!


Acclaimed playwright and director Emily Mann recently announced her retirement following the 2019-2020 season at her artistic home, Princeton’s own McCarter Theatre. Over the past 30 years, Mann has drawn theatre artists from around the world to develop and produce new plays on McCarter’s stage, while writing and producing her own works as Resident Playwright. Championed for lifting the voices of women and people of color in world theatre, Mann has a lengthy list of plays to her credit including: Having Our Say, adapted from a book by the Delany Sisters; Execution of Justice; Still Life; Greensboro (A Requiem); Mrs. Packard; and Hoodwinked. Her new play, Gloria: A Life, about the legacy of Gloria Steinem, is currently playing off-Broadway.

Photo by Matt PIlsner. Creative Commons. Attribution ShareALike 4.0


Tony Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig will premiere his newest play, The Gods of Comedy, at McCarter Theatre this March. His book, How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare, won the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of the Year in 2014. Ken’s best-known works include Crazy For You, Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, The Game’s Afoot, Baskerville, Sherwood, A Fox on the Fairway, and a stage version of Murder on the Orient Express written expressly at the request of the Agatha Christie Estate. His work has been performed in over 30 countries in more than 20 languages, and is produced somewhere in the United States every night of the year.

Photo by Leslie Cashen