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Solo Performance by Frederick Glaysher

Michigan Theater Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan
CANCELED due to Covid-19

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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At Hathaway’s Hideaway, Ann Arbor

At Hathaway’s Hideaway, 310 SOUTH Ashley Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Watch for this sign!
The Parliament of Poets, Solo, by Frederick Glaysher.
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 8, 9, 8 pm; Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 pm.
TICKETS AT THE DOOR $15/$12 Or Pay What You Can.
80 minutes.

“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

Youtube at Theatre Nova, Sept. 22, 2019 https://youtu.be/sK8EMYiFRSQ

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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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ENCORE MICHIGAN. TWO Articles on The Parliament of Poets at Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor

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

ENCORE MICHIGANFrederick Glaysher’s ‘Parliament of Poets’ at Theatre Nova for three Sunday performances September 13, 2019

Frederick Glaysher’s ‘Parliament of Poets’ at Theatre Nova for three Sunday performances. September 13, 2019 Encore Staff

ANN ARBOR—On September 22, 29, and October 6, the theatre company, Apollo’s Troupe, will stage the theater adaptation of the poem, The Parliament of Poets, written by Michigan poet Frederick Glaysher and published in 2012 by Earthrise Press.

Taking place on the moon at the Apollo 11 landing site, a lone poet finds himself charged by Don Quixote and “The Parliament of Poets” to spread a new message of beauty, unity, and love to all nations of our fractured modern world. He is then sent to meet with the great poets, myths, and characters from history, East and West, to be mentored on his quest towards enlightenment and understanding.

The cast features the poet himself, as a persona, The Poet of the Moon, as well as five actors playing multiple roles including Don Quixote, Merlin the Magician, Jane Austen, Ann Arbor Poet Robert Hayden, Leo Tolstoy, the Biblical prophet-poet Job, the great Chinese poet Du Fu, the African Queen Sogolon, and many more. These actors are Dennis Kleinsmith (formerly Theatre Nova, JET, Shakespeare in Detroit, etc.), Krystle Dellihue (Shakespeare In Detroit, Matrix Theatre, Redbud, PTD), Alexander Sloan (Open Book, Water Works, Hope College), Marley Boone (Williamston, St. Dunstan’s, several Philadelphia theatres), Patrick Grimes (Redbud, Morris, Young People’s Theatre), all joining the Guest Production at Theatre Nova.

The canto with Job on the moon broods on the Holocaust and the meaning of suffering, taking the audience deep into the tragedy of modern times, while offering a peace beyond understanding like no other.

The show will be a Guest Production at Theatre Nova, 410 West Huron Street, Sunday evenings September 22, 29, and October 6. Tickets are at the door and online beginning in mid-August at TheatreNova.org. $22 general, $15 students. Go to TheatreNova.org or EarthrisePress.Net for more information. Or call 248-453-4220.

The Parliament of Poets can be purchased at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore.

ENCORE MICHIGANThe Parliament of Poets 09/22–10/06
The Parliament of Poets 09/22–10/06. Theatre Nova Ann Arbor BUY TICKETS
ANN ARBOR—On September 22, 29, and October 6, the theatre company, Apollo’s Troupe, will stage the theater adaptation of the poem, The Parliament of Poets, written by Michigan poet Frederick Glaysher and published in 2012 by Earthrise Press. The show will be a Guest Production at Theatre Nova, 410 West Huron Street, Sunday evenings September 22, 29, and October 6. Tickets are at the door and online beginning in mid-August at TheatreNova.org. $22 general, $15 students. Go to TheatreNova.org or EarthrisePress.Net for more information. Or call 248-453-4220.

Taking place on the moon at the Apollo 11 landing site, a lone poet finds himself charged by Don Quixote and “The Parliament of Poets” to spread a new message of beauty, unity, and love to all nations of our fractured modern world. He is then sent to meet with the great poets, myths, and characters from history, East and West, to be mentored on his quest towards enlightenment and understanding.

The cast features the poet himself, as a persona, The Poet of the Moon, as well as five actors playing multiple roles including Don Quixote, Merlin the Magician, Jane Austen, Ann Arbor Poet Robert Hayden, Leo Tolstoy, the Biblical prophet-poet Job, the great Chinese poet Du Fu, the African Queen Sogolon, and many more. These actors are Dennis Kleinsmith (formerly Theatre Nova, JET, Shakespeare in Detroit, etc.), Krystle Dellihue (Shakespeare In Detroit, Matrix Theatre, Redbud, PTD), Alexander Sloan (Open Book, Water Works, Hope College), Marley Boone (Williamston, St. Dunstan’s, several Philadelphia theatres), Patrick Grimes (Redbud, Morris, Young People’s Theatre), all joining the Guest Production at Theatre Nova.

The canto with Job on the moon broods on the Holocaust and the meaning of suffering, taking the audience deep into the tragedy of modern times, while offering a peace beyond understanding like no other.

The Parliament of Poets can be purchased at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore.

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