The Alchemy of Apology: An Intimate Conversation on Atonement, Justice & Freedom


Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 7:00pm


Farkas Theater, 10 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

the apology book cover

The Alchemy of Apology: An Intimate Conversation on Atonement, Justice & Freedom--Talk with Tony Award-winner Eve Ensler and Timothy Patrick McCarthy


From Eve Ensler, author of one of the most influential works of the twentieth century—The Vagina Monologues—comes a powerful, life-changing examination of abuse and atonement. Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined—by her, for her, to her. The Apology, written by Eve from her father's point of view in the words she longed to hear, attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, compassion, and an expansive vision for the future. Remarkable and original, The Apology is an acutely transformational look at how, from the wounds of sexual abuse, we can begin to re-emerge and heal. It is revolutionary, asking everything of each of us: courage, honesty, and forgiveness. Please join us for this one-night-only event, an intimate conversation between Eve and her dear friend Timothy Patrick McCarthy, one of Harvard’s most celebrated teachers.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please click here