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East Lynne Theater Company presents NOTHING MATTERS

October 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 21, 2020

$15.00

The setting is Ambrose Bierce’s apartment in Washington D.C. in 1898.  A poet merely asks his advice about poetry, and receives insights into the Civil War, journalism, and politics. Bierce’s philosophy can be summed up in two words: “Nothing Matters.”  But of course, many things mattered to him very much.  As a journalist, he was known for getting at the truth, no matter who was harmed, and many scholars believe he wrote one of the best short stories ever written: “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.”  Taking on the role of Bierce is James Rana. The director is Gayle Stahlhuth, who also portrays the visiting poet.  ELTC premiered NOTHING MATTERS in 2000 before playwright/performer Dave Geible took it on the road with The Wyoming Shakespeare Company. Geible has revisited the script with Stahlhuth, for this current production.

NOTHING MATTERS is a fully staged Actor’s Equity production that will be available on ELTC’s YouTube Channel, https://www.tinyurl.com/ELTCYouTube, after it has been filmed and edited. It took ELTC’s artistic director Gayle Stahlhuth, three months (and around 50 hours) to negotiate a contract with Actors’ Equity Association so that NOTHING MATTERS could be produced during a pandemic.

Details

Date:
October 24
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$15.00
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Website:
https://www.eastlynnetheater.org/nothing-matters.html

Organizer

East Lynne Theater Company
Phone:
609-884-5898
Email:
eastlynneco@aol.com
Website:
http://www.eastlynnetheater.org