A conversation with John le Carré at Lincoln Theater

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Join us for a unique celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers, as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character.  In an appearance captured live in September from London’s Royal Festival Hall, in which proceeds benefited Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), John Le Carré – An Evening with George Smiley comes to Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. for one show only.

From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” and “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” – to his powerful descriptions of the arms trade in “The Night Manager,” and the war on terror in “A Most Wanted Man,” the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century. 

In this one-off event, the author discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley.Coinciding with the publication date of his new novel, “A Legacy of Spies,” the event includes readings from the book by the author. The novel sees the return of some of le Carré’s most iconic Cold War characters, including George Smiley and his trusted lieutenant, Peter Guillam, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a rare question and answer session,the conversation is an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words.

In support of Médecins Sans Frontières, the leading emergency medical humanitarian aid organization, John le Carré donated his speaker’s fee, and the producers of the Lincoln Theater and other cinema broadcasts, continue to donate their share of the profits to the charity.

Tickets are $15 adult, $13 Lincoln Theater members, and $5 for youth 18 and under.  They are available in advance through the theater office or starting at 1 p.m.  Additional information can be found on the theater’s website, lcct.org, or by calling the theater office at 207-563-3424.

According to le Carré “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”  Come to the theater and find out why.


Event Date: 
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 2:00pm
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta  Maine  04543