Join the New Orleans JCC and Octavia Books when author, TV producer, and award-winning filmmaker Natasha Lance Rogoff presents her recent book, MUPPETS IN MOSCOW: The Unexpected Crazy True Story of Making Sesame Street in Russia, the gripping account of bringing the Muppets to 1990s Russia just after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Lance Rogoff and her team faced bombings, assassinations, and the takeover of their puppet production office.
Following the talk, the author will participate in a Q&A moderated by Samuel C. Ramer, an associate professor of modern Russian history at Tulane University, and his wife Natasha Ramer, who is the driving force behind Moscow Nights, an organization bringing Russian and Eastern European cultural programs to New Orleans.
Please register for your ticket now. You may purchase a copy of the book with your registration (recommended). Or you may register for free and then purchase a copies of the book at the event, while supply lasts. A book signing will follow the presentation.
The program will be at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center – 5342 St. Charles Avenue.
Special thanks to Cathy and Morris Bart for sponsoring the Jewish Cultural Arts Series, which celebrates Jewish authors, music and films.
Please bring a printed ticket or have your phone ready to scan the ticketed barcode from Eventbrite. This will speed up the entry process. Arrive early.
If you purchase a ticket with book but you are unable to attend, your book will be available at Octavia Books the next afternoon after the program and will be held for up to 30 days.
Octavia Books will donate a portion of your purchase to the JCC in support of literary and cultural programs.
Admission is free and open to the community. A reservation is requested.