“Word for Word” performs 2 short stories
Sheila Balter as Lady Gregory in "Silence" by Colm Toibin. Photo by Julie Schuchard
WORD FOR WORD, the theater company from San Francisco which transforms short stories into great theater will be presenting two great stories:”Night Vision” by Emma Donoghue &”Silence” by Colm Tóibín
Emma Donoghue’s “Night Vision” tells of young, blind Frances Browne who thrived on education when it was allowed her, and whose determination made her one of Ireland’s most renowned poets. Directed by Becca Wolff.
In “Silence”, Tóibín recreates the story of the transient and intense love-affair between Lady Gregory and the young poet Wilfrid Scawen Blunt. Their affair was secret, but partially revealed in the love-poems she gave him to publish as his own work. Her self-containment and reserved passion are impressively imagined: women’s interior lives are one of Tóibín’s great strengths. These stories combine to provide an evening showing the power of the word, the thirst for learning, and the profound desire to create. Directed by Jim Cave.
Shows are on Wednesday, April 27th show at 8 pm & Thursday, April 28th at either 2 or 8 pm at the Centre Jean Vilar in La Roseraie area of Angers. (Tram stop : Jean Vilar)
Limited seating available so we highly recommend that you reserve early. To reserve, simply send an email by clicking here or give us a call at 02.41.24.97.07. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Word for Word’s mission is to “tell great stories with elegant theatricality, staging performances of classic and contemporary fiction”. Made possible by the generous support of the Florence Gould Foundation and GroW Annenberg.