Shadows on Bleecker Street: Staged readings from a book by Warren Wyss and Milton Polsky

After a rare book signed by legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass is stolen, Professor Jeff Gardner joins a Bleecker Street literary walking tour, which he feels will enable him to recover the book—and trap the killer of Jeff’s colleague, who had discovered the Douglass book. Along the tour, Jeff faces great dangers to himself and family, but his resolve to persevere is heartened by the spirits represented in the tour, including –besides Douglas– Tom Paine, Charlie Parker, Lenny Bruce, Margaret Sanger, and Walt Whitman. As tension mounts for Jeff in his quest, an iconic street gives up its secrets that keep suspense building for the reader. Special bonus for those attending this book reading: select scenes in the novel’s narrative will be acted out!

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Monday, February 16, 2015
6:30 pm

HB Playwrights Theater, 124 Bank Street (between Greenwich Street and Washington Street