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News The Piven Monologues to Be Presented at Joe's Pub in September An evening exploring the controversy surrounding Jeremy Piven's surprise departure from the recent Broadway revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow will be presented at Joe's Pub next month.
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The Piven Monologues will play the intimate Manhattan venue Sept. 14. Show time is 7:30 PM. The evening was created by Alena Smith (Public Emerging Writers Group 2009) with Jordan Seavey (EWG '09) and Anna O'Donoghue.

"When Jeremy Piven made his abrupt exit from the Broadway production of Speed-the-Plow due to the alleged illness of mercury poisoning," press notes state, "Mr. Mamet may have been the first to comment ["My understanding is that he is leaving show business to pursue a career as a thermometer"] – but he was by no means the last. In this new age of instant global communication, no matter how minor the story or how wacky the rumor, everyone gets to have their say. The Piven Monologues presents a selection of the shitstorm in a very special staged reading."

Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. For tickets, priced $12, visit

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