Tom Wolfe—pioneer of New Journalism, wearer of white suits, frequent user of this very em-dashed-style sentence—will be at the Newseum on Wednesday night for a reception, discussion, and excerpt from a play based upon his work. The production, “WOLFE! The Electric Kool-Aid Ice-Cream-Suited Right Stuff Man-in Full-On-the-Beat," was written by Judith Auberjonois and stars her husband, René Auberjonois. It is comprised almost entirely of language taken directly from many of Wolfe’s works, including “The Right Stuff” and “A Man in Full.”

The reception begins in the Knight Conference Center at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 for Newseum members, $100 for the general public, and can be purchased at the Newseum’s website.