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Humanities Night at Torn Space Theater: “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie”

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm





The UB Humanities Institute invites you to join for Humanities Night at Torn Space Theater with a special pre-show interview/discussion with Dan Shanahan by UB Assistant Professor Ariel Nereson (Theatre & Dance).

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Written by John Cassavetes | Directed by Dan Shanahan
Original Stage Adaptation by Torn Space Theater
Discounted Humanities Night Price: $20
To reserve tickets, please email indicating the number of tickets you wish to reserve. Ticket payments (cash or credit) will be at the door.

Bookie takes place in the city’s gritty underbelly where gambling and a burlesque club occupy the mind and time of leading character, Cosmo Vittelli. When he finds himself over $20,000 in the hole, Cosmo must navigate the still seedier criminal world while maintaining a chummy disposition as the host of a house of pleasure.

6:00 PM – Bar opens (cash only)

6:30 PM – Interview/discussion with Dan Shanahan by Ariel Nereson

7:30 PM – Performance of The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

The Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle

612 Fillmore Avenue


February 23
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Humanities Institute


Torn Space
612 Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, 14212
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