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Poetry on Stage: The Boho Dance

March 11, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 12:00 am

Free

The Boho Dance imagines a conversation between Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg. With poet John Starrs as Whitman and playwright Beau O’Reilly as Ginsberg, comedy and entertainment ensue.

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, and I contain multitudes,” bellows Whitman, igniting a humorous exchange in which the actors call-and-respond, sometimes surprising one another with their poetic replies. A particularly funny section of Leaves of Grass leads to “A Supermarket in California”; and a deeply anti-war passage from Leaves leads to the angry “Hum Bom!” The performance takes place with minimal props, and Troy Martin provides musical accompaniment.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/programs/event/1019

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Date:
March 11, 2012
Time:
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago , IL United States

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