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|The Spoon River Project: Part 1
30 Actors - 30 Poems - 30 Performances
Watch show here.
When Spoon River Anthology was published in 1915, it garnered immediate
national attention as an American masterwork by Edgar Lee Masters.
Comprised of distinctly modern poems from the graveyard, Spoon River
poignantly captures the politics, love, betrayals, alliances, hopes, and failures of
one small rural American town. Here is the respected doctor, jailed for
swindling; here is the chaste wife, rapt with desire; here is the pastor, angry and
resentful; here is the quiet man, filled with unrequited love and devotion. Beneath
the values of honesty, community, family, hard work, and chastity, Spoon River
Anthology reveals the true stories about their death - and life - creating a
collective and moving portrait on what and who it takes to create a community.
Staged and filmed at Mueller Park Austin, Texas
Produced and sponsored by City Theatre Austin and the
Cultural Art Division of the City of Austin Economic Development.
“This show is without a doubt hilariously,
sidesplittingly funny…IT’S ONLY A PLAY
deserves only a rave.” - NY Times
“At the heart of the humor is the
sublime narcissism that nothing
matters except the theater.” - Variety
“This is the sort of comedy puts the broad
in Broadway…” - Entertainment Weekly
|City Theatre is thrilled to present the hit stage comedy.
New York City, and it’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play as he anxiously
awaits to see if his Broadway show will be a hit. With his career on the line, he
shares this anxious - but oh so very exciting - evening with his Hollywood star
best friend, his fledgling producer, his erratic leading lady, his wunderkind
director, an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed actor, turned coat-check
attendant, on his first night in Manhattan hoping to find his big break. Terrence
McNally’s hit stage comedy is wild, raucous, ridiculous, tender
— reminding us why “there’s no business like show business.”
Featuring Rick Smith, Scot Friedman, Christina Little Manley
Tracy Hurd, Michael Rodriguez, Craig Kanne, and Buddy Novak.
Directed by Artistic Director Andy Berkovsky