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Lessons in Survival: 1971
Lessons in Survival: 1971 Tickets

Lessons in Survival: 1971 Tickets

New York
31 May 2022 - 30 Jun 2022
One of James Baldwin's most famous interviews comes back to life.

Lessons in Survival: 1971 Information

Originally announced as a special event, The Commisary's Lessons in Survival: 1971 will now receive a full production at Vineyard Theatre. Lessons in Survival: 1971 tickets will be on sale soon.

In 1971, 28-year-old poet Nikki Giovanni interviewed renowned novelist James Baldwin, 47, on America's first "Black Tonight Show," SOUL!  Fifty years later, Lessons in Survival: 1971 reintroduces their candid, provocative dialogue on race and liberation in America to our present moment. Building on the digital exploration of Lessons in Survival, which was recognized by the New York Times as Best in Theater 2020, this revelatory live staging explores the layers of intimacy and ideas between two Black revolutionary artists of different generations, with astonishing resonance for today.

Tickets for Lessons in Survival: 1971 in New York will be available soon. Check back for information on tickets to Lessons in Survival: 1971 off Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

Run time

90 mins

Opening date

May 31st, 2022

Closing date

June 30th, 2022



Vineyard Theatre