REPUBLIC Worldwide—in collaboration with Everywhere Theatre Group—presented the first installment of “Poems to Plays,” the second “Way of the Word” event, on Monday April 5th, 2010. Bar on A was filled to the brim with old and new friends, all eager to see the adaptations of three poems from the first annual REPUBLIC poetry anthology into three one-act plays. It was an amazing time for all and everyone left very pleased with the night, so come to our encore event April 12th, 2010, 8-11pm at Bar on A.
Some of the crowd
Playwright/producer: Marissa Forbes
First up was the experimental play, Pages From a Course in General Linguistics, adapted from For Example by Lonely Christopher and directed by Teddy Nicholas. T. Ramon Campbell performed his monologue regarding the concept of linguistics with passion and poise while Tricia Cramer progressed from a beautiful secretary into a frightful femme fatal and then Kristopher W. Imperati gave it his all with his dueling monologue about the insanity and humor of language.
Pages from a Course in General Linguistics
Next up was Scrabble (or Nietzsche) by Marissa Forbes, adapted from the poem of the same name, directed by Chase Voorhees. It’s a philosophical comedy that literally plays with words and thought. Dan Whalen was an excellent Friedrich Nietzsche—full of insightful wittiness and Mary Hynes was a hilarious Scrabble opponent.
Scrabble (or Nietszche)
The performances concluded with Katie Przybylski’s poem adapted into her play, Big Talk, directed by Leah Winkler. David Weinheimer, Nikki Dillon, Rachel Pearl, and Gary Ferrer performed their romantic search on the subway for Walt Whitman with zeal in their cascading voices.
If you were one of the unfortunate ones who missed the opening night of this event or would love to check it out again, the encore performance is Monday April 12th, 2010. Same time (8-11pm), same place (170 Ave. A), same line up, and same drink specials ($2 Yuengling/$3 well)!