Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Snow-Bound" Performed by Michael Maglaras

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More about the St. Lawrence Arts Center's fundraising campaign at this link.











WHAT: “Snow-Bound” read by Michael Maglaras
WHEN: December 12 – 3:00pm
WHY: Special benefit for the St. Lawrence Arts Center

Remembered for his legendary 2007 complete performance of Longfellow’s “The Song of Hiawatha,” actor, director, and film maker Michael Maglaras returns to the St. Lawrence to perform John Greenleaf Whittier’s masterful poem “Snow-Bound.” Charles Ives’ piano masterpiece “A Concord Sonata” is the musical back-drop for this hour-long reading.

Sponsored by 217 Records, 100% of ticket sales will benefit the St. Lawrence. A special reception will follow the performance.

“Snow-Bound” captures a sense of a special time and place. It recounts a New England blizzard, from Whittier’s childhood, that isolated the young poet and his family in their Haverhill home for nearly a week before a team of oxen could free them. As the fury of the blizzard rages outside, the family and their guests huddle before the great fireplace knowing they will soon be cut off from the outside world. Inspired in this intimate setting, they begin, one by one, to open their hearts. Each person tells a story from his or her life -- revealing a depth of experience and spirit -- all seen through the eyes of Whittier as a ten-year-old boy, and remembered by him as a mature man, in this masterpiece of American literature.

Tickets are $12 if purchased by November 22 and $15 after that date.

Purchase online at this link.
Purchase via phone: 207-347-3075

All proceeds from this benefit performance will go to the St. Lawrence.

Directions at this link.