Sunday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.
Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center
Regularly priced tickets are $20-$45
TAMPA, Fla. — The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents Jeremy McCarter on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Hall. Co-author with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the book Hamilton: The Revolution, the No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Jeremy McCarter’s extensive writing on culture, politics and where drama fits right in bigger conversations cast him as a leading thinker and speaker for issues surrounding exciting topics in art and society. Well-respected and easy to like, McCarter shares his personal account of what it was like to be friends with Miranda as Hamilton took shape and discusses the intriguing anecdotes of his latest publication, Young Radicals, a novel about Americans fighting for their ideals.
McCarter’s essays and backstage profiles in Hamilton: The Revolution are based in part on his early involvement in the show, which began during the five years he spent on staff at the Public Theater in New York City. He created and ran The Public Forum, a series of performances and conversations held at the Public Theater that further fueled his fascination with the process of theater and understanding artists who devote their lives to creating it. His access to the beginnings of such a revolutionary musical allow McCarter to present unprecedented insights to the arc of the show.
Young Radicals picks up the same themes of Hamilton: The Revolution, and focuses on the struggle to pursue American ideals during politically tempestuous times. McCarter tells the story of five activists, intellectuals and troublemakers who agitated for freedom and equality in the hopeful years before World War I, then fought to defend those values in a country pitching into violence and chaos.
Regularly priced tickets for the Sunday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. discussion with Jeremy McCarter are $20-$45 and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Sales Office or online at www.strazcenter.org. Handling fees will apply. For more information about the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, please visit the Straz Center’s website at www.strazcenter.org.