Theater and Film of the 1920’s and ’30’s As Seen By My Dad – NY theater illustrator and cartoonist Harold K. Simon / Online Program

Presented by Roger Hendricks Simon

Tuesday, November 16
7-8 pm

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At the turn of the 20th century, artist Harold K. Simon created a variety of works of art for Broadway and the famed Radio City Music Hall in the form of posters, playbills, and magazine illustrations. He was also a theatrical cartoonist, and his art appeared in publications such as the Daily News, and the New York Daily Mirror, just to name a few. His son, actor, director, Roger Hendricks Simon, will be reminiscing about the gifted career of his talented father, and how he interpreted theatre & film through his art during the 1920s and 30s.

Celebrate a century of the Pawling Library.

Please join us for this fascinating and bittersweet program.

About our presenter: A founding member of the Yale Repertory Company, Roger Hendricks Simon went on to direct and act for Joe Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, London’s Royal Court Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, La Mama, Roundabout, Los Angeles Theatre Center, PBS, BBC-TV, National Public Radio and many more. Elected to Notable Names in American Theatre, Roger directed international premieres by Tennessee Williams, Sam Shepard, David Hare, Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, and William Saroyan. He has directed John Lithgow, John Travolta, James Earl Jones, and James Woods, to name but a few. Roger is the founding artistic director for The Simon Studio in New York City.