Sunday, August 31, 2014

Emily, At-A-Site

A Summer initiative by the At-A-Site Theater company comes to an end today, August 31:
At-A-Site Theater’s marathon summer-long street theater project, titled “Celebrating the Birthdays of Dead Writers: The Afterlife of the Written Word” concludes with its final performance “Best of the Dead Writers” on Sunday at the Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival downtown.
For this final day, At-A-Site Theater will be offering a “Best of the Dead Writers” interactive performance. Throughout the day, LAAFF passersby can choose from a menu of writers. Short selections or brief “random quotes” from the featured writer will then be read out aloud.
The listener will then receive a small business-card-size program that includes a quotation from the writer and the dates of the performance.
At-A-Site Theater presents theater in unusual spaces where theater and audience can meet. With “Celebrating the Birthdays of Dead Writers,” the troupe vowed to showcase a different writer every day beginning June 19. The words of 65 dead writers will have been presented by Sunday’s end, in Asheville, other N.C, towns and New York City. (Asheville Citizen-Times)
Last July 30, it was Emily Brontë's turn:
At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: Emily Brontë
July 30, 2014
Time:  12:30pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Asheville NC

Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of selections from this wild and unique British novelist and poet. The selected passages will then be read to them.
(The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances)
More information about Emily Brontë can be found at Wikipedia or find information about her village of Haworth in Yorkshire and her life there at this website. If you would like to disappear into the other-world of "Wuthering Heights".

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