Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tucson: The Rogue Theatre, Interpreting Faulkner's Landscape, A Free Open Talk


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Interpreting Faulkner's Landscape
Wednesday, October 26, 2011


at The Rogue Theatre




The Rogue Theatre

300 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ - 520-551-2053 - 


It Can't Happen Here
by Sinclair Lewis and John C. Moffitt 


A Staged Reading in celebration of the
75th anniversary of the Federal Theatre Project

Monday, October 24, 2011, 7:30 P.M.

Suggested donation: $10 per person.


In October 1936, It Can't Happen Here opened in 22 theaters in 18 cities across the country. It played a total of 260 weeks and was seen by more than 316,000 people. On October 24, 2011, theatres across the country will present staged readings of the play to commemorate its original, nation-wide opening.


Hallie Flanagan, director of the Federal Theatre Project from 1935-39, said this about the play: "We want to do It Can't Happen Here because it is a play by one of our most distinguished American writers. We want to do it because it is about American life today, based on a passionate belief in American democracy. The play says that when dictatorship comes to threaten such a democracy, it comes in an apparently harmless guise, with parades and promises; but that when such dictatorship arrives, the promises are not kept and the parade grounds become encampments. "


 Free parking is available in our lot off Herbert Avenue
(the alley just east of the theatre).


Click  here to purchase tickets.





Please join us for

Interpreting Faulkner's Landscape

A Free Open Talk

presented by Cynthia Meier

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
at The Rogue Theatre

William Faulkner has a unique and profound American voice. His writing can also be quite mysterious. In this talk, Cynthia Meier will discuss how William Faulkner's poetic prose serves to define the complex characters populating his tour de force As I Lay Dying, as well as taking a look at the backdrop of the modernist movement of which Faulkner was a part.

For complete information about As I Lay Dying, click here.


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