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Solo Performance by Frederick Glaysher

Michigan Theater Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Into the Ruins of Modernity, 90 Minutes. TICKETS ALSO AT THE DOOR. Chairs 17, Social Distance Seating 0-10.
Michigan Theater Building, Suite 208, Upstairs. 527 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor.
March: Friday, 7pm, 13; 20. Saturday, 7pm, 28. For mature audiences
A dramatic solo performance by Frederick Glaysher surveying the horrors of modernity in a compelling and powerful confrontation with the trauma we human beings have wrought on ourselves, evoking a reaffirmation of our deepest human capacities for cooperation and peace.
A complimentary book for the first ten people per event on each date.
See brief bio under Lectures. For reviews, see The Parliament of Poets.
We ask your understanding that high heels can not be worn on the ballet floor.

The Parliament of Poets, 90 Minutes. TICKETS ALSO AT THE DOOR. Chairs 17, Social Distance Seating 0-10. Celebrating Our Common Humanity.
Reviving the storytelling role of the ancient Greek rhapsode.
Solo Performance by Frederick Glaysher & Apollo’s Troupe.
Michigan Theater Building, Suite 208, Upstairs. 527 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor.
March: Saturday, 7pm, 14; 21. Friday, 7pm, 27.
April: Friday, 7pm, April 3; 10. Saturday 7pm, 4; 18.

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.

A complimentary book for the first ten people per event on each date. See brief bio, at Lectures. We ask your understanding that high heels can not be worn on the ballet floor.

REVIEWS

“Like a story around a campfire.” —The Audience
“A unique and moving experience.” —Jeff Thomas, Michigan Michael Chekhov Studio
“Certainly wowed the crowd with the performance and the words themselves.” —Albany Poets News, New York
“Mr. Glaysher has written an epic poem of major importance.” —ML Liebler, Department of English, Wayne State University
“Intriguingly enjoyable. Frederick Glaysher’s hours of dedication have produced a masterpiece that will stand the test of time.” —Poetry Cornwall, No. 36, England, UK
“Bravo to the Poet for this brilliant endeavour.” —Transnational Literature, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
“A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance, in every way partaking of the nature of world literature.” —Hans Ruprecht, Carleton University, Canada, author on Goethe, Borges, etc.
“A remarkable poem by a uniquely inspired poet, taking us out of time into a new and unspoken consciousness…” —Kevin McGrath, South Asian Studies, Harvard University, author on the Mahabharata
“And a fine major work it is.” —Arthur McMaster, Department of English, Converse College, South Carolina, in Poets’ Quarterly
“Don’t be intimidated by an epic poem. It’s really coming back to that image of the storyteller sitting around the campfires of the world, dipping into and weaving the story of humanity, in the most beautiful, mellifluous language.” —New Consciousness Review Radio, Portland, Oregon

Lectures, Sundays, 2pm, 1 Hour. TICKETS ALSO AT THE DOOR. Chairs 17, Social Distance Seating 0-10. Presents a reassessment of literature and life on this planet.
Michigan Theater Building, Suite 208, Upstairs. 527 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor.
The Function of Criticism, March 15.
The American Journey into Ulro, March 22.
Poetry in the Nuclear Age, March 29.
Saul Bellow’s Soul, April 5.
The Dialectic of Chinese Literature, April 11. (changed from Easter Sunday the 12 to Saturday night the 11th)
The Coming Victory of World Governance, April 19.

A complimentary book for the first ten people per event on each date. For reviews, see The Parliament of Poets. We ask your understanding that high heels can not be worn on the ballet floor.

FREDERICK GLAYSHER is an epic poet, rhapsode, poet-critic, and the author or editor of ten books. Glaysher has given more than nine public lectures at the University of Michigan’s Rackham Amphitheatre, Wayne State University, Detroit Public Library, Austin International Poetry Festival (TX), Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, Universalist Unitarian Church of Farmington, Troy Interfaith, Theosophical Society of Detroit, and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, etc.

He also lectured for a decade on American literature, Non-Western Literature, Humanities, World Religions, and other English courses at Illinois State University, Gunma University in Maebashi Japan, Arizona Western College on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation, Mohave Community College, Lewis & Clark Community College, and Oakland University in his hometown of Rochester, Michigan.

Glaysher studied at the University of Michigan with the American poet Robert Hayden and edited his Collected Prose (UM Press) and Collected Poetry (Liveright). He holds two degrees from the University of Michigan, including a Master’s in English.

He lived for more than fifteen years outside Michigan—in Japan; in Arizona, on the site of one of the largest internment camps for Japanese-Americans during WWII; in Illinois, on the central farmlands and on the Mississippi; ultimately returning to his suburban hometown of Rochester.

A Fulbright-Hays scholar to China in 1994, he studied at Beijing University, the Buddhist Mogao Caves on the old Silk Road, and elsewhere in China, including Hong Kong and the Academia Sinica in Taiwan. While a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar in 1995 on India, he further explored the conflicts between the traditional regional civilizations of Islamic and Hindu cultures and modernity. Mr. Glaysher spoke on Robert Hayden at the centennial celebrations held for him at the University of Michigan in 2013, Wayne State University in 2014, and read at each event from the canto of his epic poem in which Hayden is a character.

MORE DETAILS https://EarthrisePress.Net

Location
527 East Liberty Street, Suite 208, upstairs
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Solo Performance at Hathaway’s Hideaway, Ann Arbor, November 8, 9, & 10, 2019

The Parliament of Poets

Solo Performance by Frederick Glaysher, playing the role of the main character, The Poet of the Moon, and Black Elk, Chief Seattle, Don Quixote, Merlin, Du Fu, Robert Hayden, Fairy Queen, Tolstoy, Borges, Mbeku, etc.

Celebrating Our Common Humanity Uniting Us All.

At Hathaway’s Hideaway
310 S. Ashley Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
November 8, 9, & 10, 2019
Friday, Saturday: 8:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm
TICKETS AT THE DOOR (cash or Square)
General $15 Students $12
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Approximately 80 minutes.

Reviving the storytelling role of the ancient Greek rhapsode.

Download the Program for Solo Performance
Email: ApollosTroupe@comcast.net
Phone: 248-453-4220

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At Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sept. 22, 2019.

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

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 at https://www.TheatreNova.org (Under Shows > Guest Productions).
Based on Staging by Jeff Thomas, Michigan Michael Chekhov Studio,
“A spectacular book. A unique and moving experience.”
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, etc., pictured on right),
The new actors joining the Guest Production at Theatre Nova are, left to right…
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, etc.),
Krystle Dellihue (Shakespeare In Detroit, Matrix Theatre, Redbud, PTD, etc).

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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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