It wasn’t long after the first cocktail was created--somewhere in the United States sometime in the early 1800s--that the distinctly American invention and the theater met as friends. Actors have historically been great tipplers, as have playwrights, who have honored their favored elixirs by featuring cocktails, spirits and bars prominently in their works, therefore perpetuating drinking’s role in society. With the dawn of the cinema, the same pattern was perpetuated by screenwriters. Eric Simonson, the Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated filmmaker, playwright and director, and his brother, Robert Simonson, drinks reporter for The New York Times and author of several cocktail books, will examine the symbiotic relationship between alcohol and the arts. This diverting and amusing class will divide its time between plays, films, cocktail demonstrations and maybe even a field trip. (We’re not saying we might go to a bar, but…)
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Festival Passes are $30 and tickets for each night are $10, but the events involving Rainn Wilson (“Thom Pain” on Monday and “Stetson Kennedy” on Wednesday) will require a Pass.
Premium Passes for $50 also gain one admission to a private reception with Wilson, Reinhorn and other DKAF notables at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Half price student tickets and passes are available by emailing email@example.com.