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06aug7:30 pm9:00 pmJOSHUA TREE SUMMER THEATRE UNDER THE STARS7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Event Details

WindWalkers Medicine Wheel presents an original play by Howard Shangraw, "Tonight in Spoon River". It is based on Spoon River Anthology written by Edgar Lee Masters. . It takes place on a hillside cemetery where we meet the ghosts of the small fictional town Spoon River. Masters wrote the epitaphs of the dearly departed as a remembrance of the “fair, tender-hearted souls” he recalled from his home town of Lewiston, Ohio, where he lived as a young boy (and, ironically where his book was banned!)

In this staged adaptation, we meet the souls of the village who awaken to share their lives through tales of love and lost love, tales of war on the battlefield and in the home, tales told with humor, joy and grief by gossips and scholars, the faithful and the wrong doers, all in celebration of their time as fellow travelers here on Earth. Their stories are tied together with music from the American Folk Tune song book which brings our “Hill” alive in music and prose. Rising from the dead to greet us, they share their stories hoping, perhaps, to find forgiveness, redemption, understanding, or just to rejoice in who they were while traversing the human plane.


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