Beyond Words: An Evening to Benefit Princeton Public Library with David Henry Hwang will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4. Acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and librettist David Henry Hwang will open the event with a talk at 6 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church. Cocktails, dinner and a silent auction follow at the library. The revival of Hwang’s Tony Award-winning play “M. Butterfly” opens on Broadway in October. At Beyond Words, Hwang will speak on “Transformations of a Butterfly: Identity and Creativity in America Today.”
The evening’s dinner will be catered by Elements Restaurant, the presenting sponsor. A silent auction that will take place during the benefit. Highlights include four seats to “M. Butterfly,” including pre-show drinks with Hwang, Tumi luggage, a week on Martha’s Vineyard and a pizza party at Nomad for 25. Private events, including cooking and dinner with “Tree of Life” cookbook author Joy Stocke, tours of private art collections and an evening with Anne Marie Slaughter will also be part of the auction.
Beyond Words is one of the major fundraising events undertaken each year by the Friends of the Princeton Public Library who work to support the library’s materials, public programming and community outreach.
Tickets for Beyond Words are on sale through the library’s website. For additional information contact the Friends office at (609) 924-9529, ext. 1280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.