Los Angeles -- The Attic Theatre Company's multi-media adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters' classic "Sppon River Anthology," titled Spoon RIVR , begins previews Oct. 9 for an Oct. 17-Nov. 21 run.
The Attic received a grant from the California Council for the Humanities for the show, which is required to provide an evening of theatre that will be free and open to the public. The free performance, Sun. Oct. 8 from 6-7 PM, will be followed by a lecture, "Spoon RIVR uniting Theatre, Modern Technology and Classic Literature," and have a reception in the lobby of the theatre.
Masters published "Spoon River Anthology" 93 years ago. "His work will be explored through a multi-site production," said a company spokesperson. "Audiences in separate locations will simultaneously share the same experience, but in totally different ways. The net effect will create a variety of perspectives on the same event."
Bruce Whitney directs; he was responsible for the first bi-coastal, multiple-site, telecommunications play, Tryst, which was performed simultaneously at The Kitchen in New and at the Electronic Cafe in Santa Monica.
The Attic Theatre Center's Spoon RIVR begins previews Oct. 9, for an Oct. 17-Nov. 21. For reservations or more information, call (323) 469 3786 ext. 2. -- By Sean McGrath and Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent