past event

What Are We Worth? Shakespeare, Money, and Morals

The Aspen Institute Arts Program and the Public Theater present a free public forum event:

“What are We Worth? Shakespeare, Money, and Morals”

With readings from Shakespeare’s plays by: Alan Alda, Christine Baranski, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Matt Damon, Raúl Esparza, Hamish Linklater, Jesse L. Martin, Lilly Rabe, Vanessa Redgrave and Gloria Reuben 

Followed by a town hall discussion led by renowned political philosopher and best-selling author Michael Sandel 

Monday, June 17 at 8pm
The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

Are there some things money can’t buy? Do we have obligations to each other as citizens? In the spirit of free exchange epitomized by more than 50 years of The Public’’s Shakespeare in the Park, join in an evening of theatre and public debate. This one-night-only Public Forum will include Shakespeare readings about money and justice by Alan Alda, Jesse L. Martin, Lily Rabe, Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, and others, as well as a lively town-hall conversation with the audience conducted by Harvard professor and best-selling author Michael Sandel about the way the language of money has been taking over our lives – the subject of his recent book, What Money Can’’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.

Tickets are free!
Free Public Forum tickets will be distributed, two per person, at 12:00pm on June 17 at the Delacorte Theater and via the Virtual Ticketing drawing at

*Final cast subject to change. For more information, please contact Adam Erickson, or 212-895-8072.

Event information
Mon Jun 17, 2013
8:00pm - 9:30pm GMT+0000
Delacorte Theater
Central Park
New York, NY, United States