An Evening with Fran Lebowitz at The New Theatre Oxford
We are delighted to reveal one of the first events for this year’s Festival – an evening with Fran Lebowitz at the New Theatre Oxford on 27 June 2022.
“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. 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.
Likened to a modern-day Dorothy Parker by The New York Times, 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.
These events promise to be a balm in a wildly shifting world, offering spot-on observations about contemporary living and the opportunity to ask Lebowitz your own controversial questions. Do not miss it.
Presented by The New Theatre Oxford and Fane in collaboration with The Oxford Festival of the Arts on 27 June 2022. Tickets will go on sale soon.