John Farrell, Portland ME
3–5 Nov 2017 : Fri @7pm, Sat @4pm, Sun @2pm
Location: Newington Old Town Hall, 336 Nimble Hill Road, Newington NH
(Newington neighbors Portsmouth on the NW)
An evening of poetry is the performer's ultimate challenge. John Farrell not only meets the challenge, he opens the text in ways beyond the ability of the solitary reader. He does not act. He does not impersonate. He presents the words seriously, intelligently, and respectfully. He give the words space to work.
Farrell's performance is not only technically flawless, but also deeply moving, as he transforms himself into an instrument through which T. S. Eliot’s poetry can pour and embody itself; a cry from one human to another.
First undertaken in 2011 with permission — rarely granted — from Eliot’s estate, Farrell’s recitation of “Four Quartets” affords audiences an opportunity to immerse themselves in one thousand lines of poetry exploring humankind’s relationship with time and with experience itself.
Tickets are $24 and may be purchased online at www.pontine.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door a half hour prior to each show, based on availability.
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