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Classic Stage Company/ The Plastic Theatre (USA)

Although this event is free, please book a place through Box Office on 0115 846 7777 Running time: approximately 90 minutes Suitable for 16+ (for guidance) WARNING: Contains Strong Language Classic Stage Company is the award winning off-Broadway theatre committed to re-imagining classical repertory for a contemporary audience; using works of the past as a way to engage in the issues of today. Highly respected and widely regarded as a major force in American theatre, it has become a home for New York's finest established and emerging artists to grapple with theatre's greatest and most challenging plays. Inspired by the great works of Allen Ginsberg of the Beat Generation – the company now present A Four-Letter Word at the World Event: "I saw the greatest minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked" yells Allen Ginsberg in his explosive indictment of 1950's America, Howl. Inspired by the testimonies, editorials, and raw emotions of this most famous American obscenity trial, The Classic Stage Company presents a bold, haunting telling of the poem, the publisher, and the people who refused to be silenced.