Coming soon to NEYT--
Wednesday March 29 7:00 pm
Travels with a Masked Man, by John Hadden, is a play about deception, “the game” (espionage) and rough filial love. It is a fifty-minute, two-character, solo performance based on his book, "Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me".
Haunted by unanswered questions about his childhood overseas, a man confronts his father, an ex-CIA chief who ruminates darkly on the American Empire, the human animal, and himself. Alternately horrifying, hilarious, and poignant, their verbal contest covers Cold War material from Vietnam to the Middle East and the Bomb, from abstract art to James Bond films––but the real conversation, the subtext, is about what they mean to each other.
John Hadden Sr. was an early member of CIA in Berlin, Hamburg and Salzburg, he was the station chief in Israel during the 60’s, through the Six-Day War, and he ran the “Middle East Desk” in Washington, DC until his quasi-retirement in the early 70s.
The play is performed in minimal style, to bring as intense a focus as possible to the relationship between the two men. The audience is invited to remain for a discussion after the performance.
Performed by John Hadden. Directed by David Stern.
Ticket prices are $10, available only at the door.
Proceeds of this event will support NEYT's "Angels in the Wings" scholarship program.
For more information about the show, click HERE.