2017 Late Night Letters.
This program aimed to highlight a different form of storytelling, correspondence. Richard Burton’s farewell letter to Elizabeth Taylor, Conan O’Brien’s response to a prom invitation, Noël Coward’s dating advice for Marlene Dietrich…
Late Night Letters delivered curated missives from notable writers, actors, and politicians. Through their intimate and diverse correspondence, we got a glimpse of their iconic personalities. At ’Sconset Casino as we welcomed a group of handpicked guests of the Festival who read some unique letters from history and then riffed on them and shared their own stories.
Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg
Ophira Eisenberg is a comic, writer, and the host of NPR’s trivia comedy show Ask Me Another, where she has interviewed and played silly games with the likes of Patrick Stewart, Penn Jillette, Ethan Hawke, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Lewis Black, and Aimee Mann. She has appeared on HBO’s Girls, The Late Late Show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and Today, as well as on Comedy Central and VH1. Eisenberg’s debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, was optioned for a feature film by Zucker Productions. She is also a regular host and storyteller with The Moth.