An Evening with Fran Lebowitz comes to Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Monday 17th April 2023
Tyne Theatre & Opera House are delighted to announce that Fran Lebowitz, one of America’s most insightful social commentators, will be joining audiences in Newcastle for ‘An Evening with’ on Monday 17th April 2023.
In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators.
An American original and purveyor of urban cool, the cultural satirist and author is pointed, forthright, unapologetically opinionated, and known for her hilariously dry social commentary on American life. Her essays and interviews offer her acerbic views on current events and the media – as well as pet peeves including tourists, baggage-claim areas, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan. The New York Times Book Review calls Lebowitz an "important humorist in the classic tradition” and many call her the heir to Dorothy Parker.
Lebowitz’s recent Netflix documentary series directed by good friend Martin Scorsese, Pretend It’s A City, was an unmitigated hit with its offering of a tantalizing snapshot of New York in full bloom, along with Lebowitz’s lively and unapologetic commentary on what it means to live there.
Lebowitz will be live in conversation, sharing her invariably cutting take on anything and everything; from growing up in New Jersey and being expelled from her high school for being a bad influence on her peers, to moving to New York City in the 70’s, and writing a column for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. She’ll offers insights on such timely issues as gender, race, gay rights, and the media, as well as on her own pet peeves—including celebrity culture, tourists, and baby strollers.
Presented by Fane, these events promise to be a balm in a wildly shifting world, offering spot-on observations about contemporary living and as well as giving audiences the opportunity to ask Lebowitz their own controversial questions.
Photos: Brigitte Lacombe
Tickets are priced £41 - £26 and are available to book online at: https://tinyurl.com/franlebowitztickets