December 5, 2020

ABBIE

Friday, January 20 – 8:00 PM, at the Nyack Center.
A benefit to support the activities of Rivertown Film and Arts Angels.
Tickets on sale soon: $20; students, $10

ABBIE
The story of Abbie Hoffman, performed on stage by Bern Cohen.

Abbie Hoffman embodies the Sixties like no other activist. As the most outspoken
leader of the counter-culture’s revolution, he remains one of the best-known figures
from one of America’s most turbulent times.

Abbie begins as a 1987 lecture delivered by Hoffman, and is based entirely on his speeches and writings. Historical photos and videos accompany Abbie�������s telling of candid tales from his youth and education at Brandeis and Berkeley, and from the Chicago 7 and the debilitating experience of living underground—creating a revealing portrait of the man called “the clown prince of the Sixties.��� Written with the permission of Hoffman’s wife.

“You couldn’t ask for a better meeting of subject and performer. . . .Abbie is heartfelt.”
Andy Webster, The New York Times

All proceeds to benefit Rivertown Film Society and Arts Angels.