Long Island Reads


Tuesday April 9, 2013: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

L.I. READS 2013: Sutton. David Houston and Ray Gobes, Jr. perform a reading in the style of radio drama: “Willie, the World, and the Law,”adapted from J.R. Moehringer’s new biographical novel Sutton, the Long Island Reads selection for 2013. The most prolific bank robber in American history, Willie Sutton was born in the slums of Brooklyn in 1901 and grew to manhood during World War I, Prohibition and the Great Depression. Over a 30-year period he became so good at breaking in and breaking out that police considered him one of the most dangerous men in New York, and the FBI put Willie “The Actor” Sutton on its first-ever Most Wanted list. But the public rooted shamelessly for Willie. When he was finally caught for good in 1952, crowds surrounded the jail and chanted his name. 7:30 p.m.