The Parliament of Poets, at Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor

The Parliament of Poets performed by Apollo’s Troupe
Celebrating Our Common Humanity Uniting Us All

Apollo’s Troupe, LtoR, Patrick Grimes, Alexander Sloan, Marley Boone, Dennis Kleinsmith, Krystle Dellihue, Frederick Glaysher (f)

Guest Production at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor, 410 West Huron Street.
Three Sundays in a row: September 22, 29, and October 6. 7:00 – 9:00 pm
TICKETS AT THE DOOR $22 general, $15 student, or online at TheatreNova.org (Shows > Guest Productions)
Based on Staging by Jeff Thomas, Michigan Michael Chekhov Studio
Stage Manager, Briana O’Neal

Frederick Glaysher (Underground at Hilberry Theatre, Shelton Theatre (San Francisco), The Farmhouse), Dennis Kleinsmith (Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare in Detroit, Theatre Nova, JET), Alexander Sloan (Open Book, Water Works, Hope College), Patrick Grimes (Redbud, Morris, Young People’s Theatre), Marley Boone (Williamston, St. Dunstan’s, Philadelphia theatre, Ethos, Lantern), Krystle Dellihue (Shakespeare In Detroit, Matrix Theatre, Redbud, PTD).

For more info or to download the program for Apollo’s Troupe, visit: https://earthrisepress.net
Phone: 248-453-4220

Apollo’s Troupe blends theatre with the ancient Greek rhapsode’s performance of Homer and the modern style of reading by Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe into a new experimental epic form of dramatic storytelling for a contemporary audience.

Synopsis: Apollo calls all the poets of the nations, ancient and modern, East and West, to assemble on the moon to consult on the meaning of modern life. The Parliament of Poets sends the main character, the Poet of the Moon, on a Journey to the seven continents to learn from all of the spiritual and wisdom traditions of humankind. On Earth and on the moon, the poets teach a new global, universal vision of life.

Thirty years in the making, set partly on the moon, at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility, and around the world, including Don Quixote, Rocinante, Black Elk, Chief Seattle, Du Fu, Merlin, Queen Mab, Jane Austen, Virgil, Robert Hayden, Fairy Queen, Rumi, Tagore, Vyasa, Tolstoy, Blake, Borges, Sogolon, Mbeku, etc.

“A spectacular book. A unique and moving experience.” —Jeff Thomakos, Director

“A masterpiece that will stand the test of time.” —Poetry Cornwall, No. 36, England, UK

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Apollo’s Troupe at The Underground at Hilberry Theatre

Apollo’s Troupe Cast

Mike Sandusky, as Robert Hayden, in Apollo’s Troupe. May 19, 2019
https://youtu.be/XZZ8rRjMT0M

Breon Canady, as Sogolon, in Apollo’s Troupe. May 19, 2019
https://youtu.be/XC3zpbAp_po

Dennis Kleinsmith, as Tolstoy, in Apollo’s Troupe. May 19, 2019
https://youtu.be/9zyPTdkz410

Frederick Glaysher, as Poet of the Moon, in Apollo’s Troupe. May 19, 2019
https://youtu.be/genKPQgIbZ8

Frederick Glaysher

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The Universality of World Religion

The Universality of One World

Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Grosse Pointe, Michigan

I’ll first outline in brief the experiment of the Charles Street Meeting House in Boston, from 1949 to about 1960, and sketch a little how it looks now given the life of our country and culture during the intervening fifty-five years, and then suggest the value the experiment might still hold for today. In 1964, Beacon Press and Meeting House Press published Kenneth L. Patton’s book A Religion for One World: Art and Symbols for a Universal Religion. Patton presents what he calls the history of the experiment of the Universalist Charles Street Meeting House, at the foot of Beacon Hill in Boston…

Frederick Glaysher

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Encore Michigan Article on Apollo’s Troupe

A Parliament of Poets 05/17–05/19

DETROIT—On May 17, the theater company, Apollo’s Troupe, will debut the stage-adaptation of the critically- acclaimed epic poem, The Parliament of Poets, written by Michigan poet Frederick Glaysher and published in 2012 by Earthrise Press. The show will be at the newly-renamed Underground at the Hilberry Theatre (formerly The Studio Theatre) on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 8pm and Sunday, May 19 at 3pm. Tickets are $28. WSU Faculty, Staff, and Students are eligible for discounts. Go to www.wsushows.com for more information and to purchase tickets….

READ the full article at https://www.encoremichigan.com/shows/a-parliament-of-poets-05-17-05-19/

Frederick Glaysher

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