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Spoon River Anthology

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A “prime piece of Americana,” Charles Aidman’s 1963 adaptation of the poems of Edgar Lee Masters from the Spoon River Anthology will be directed by Bill Brewer, one of OxACT’s original founding members.
In this Tony Award-winning drama, a “brooding and loving American folk poem brought to life on a stage” (N.Y. Times), we are introduced in a cemetery to the ghosts of those who were inhabitants of a small Illinois town and whose secrets have gone with them to the grave.

The 60-odd characterizations and vignettes offer an array of roles and impersonations, from young lovers to preachers and teachers, portraying both the solid and humorous sides of life.