Frederick Glaysher

Apollo's Troupe

Given Governor Whitmer's “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order, all performances and lectures canceled
"for the next three weeks." Check back here later for the status of the April 18 and 19 events.

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

Celebrating Our Common
Humanity.

Michigan Theater Building
527 E. Liberty Street
Suite 208, Upstairs
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(Russian Classical Ballet studio)
Chairs: 17, Social Distance Seating 0-10
TICKETS AT THE DOOR

A series of two different performances and six lectures, reviving the storytelling role of the ancient Greek rhapsode, and evoking a new global, universal vision of life.

 

Performances

Into the Ruins of Modernity, 90 Minutes.

Surveys the horrors of modernity in a compelling and powerful confrontation with the trauma we human beings have brought on ourselves, evoking a reaffirmation of our deepest human capacities for cooperation and peace.
March: Friday, 7 pm, 13; 20. Saturday, 7 pm, 28.

The Parliament of Poets, 90 Minutes.

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. Reviving the storytelling role of the ancient Greek rhapsode.
March: Saturday, 7 pm, 14; 21. Friday, 7 pm, 27.
April: Friday, 7 pm, April 3; 10. Saturday 7 pm, 4; 18.

Lectures, Sundays, 2 pm, 1 Hour.

Presents a reassessment of life on this planet.

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 12th to Saturday the 11th, 7 pm.)
The Coming Victory of World Governance, April 19.

Purchase The Parliament of Poets at events, Earthrise Press, affiliates, and Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, Ann Arbor.

Download the Program for Solo Performance
ApollosTroupe@Fastmail.com - PDF Flyer (printable)
Phone: 248-652-4982

TICKETS AT THE DOOR

Radio, TV, and Other Interviews: Celebrating Our Common Humanity

 


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
General $15 Students $12

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Approximately 80 minutes.

Reviving the storytelling role
of the ancient Greek rhapsode.

Purchase The Parliament of Poets at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore, Ann Arbor.

Download the Program for Solo Performance
ApollosTroupe@Fastmail.com
Phone: 248-652-4982


Performing Black Elk at Theatre NOVA, September 22, 2019:

 

CTN Ann Arbor TV Interview, with Dana Denha, FYI. 10-minutes. September 20, 2019. Starts at 5:52.

"A one of a kind play. I love you are creating real people of history into ficitionalized characters of themselves." —Dana Denha, CTN Ann Arbor, FYI

Radio, TV, and Other Interviews: Celebrating Our Common Humanity


Guest Production at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor, 410 West Huron Street.
September 22, 29, and October 6. 7:00 - 9:00 pm - 2019
TICKETS AT THE DOOR $22 general, $15 student, or at Theatre Nova

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).

Apollos Troupe

For more info, visit: https://earthrisepress.net

Download the Program for Apollo's Troupe at Theatre Nova

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, Druid, Sappho, Jane Austen, Virgil, Demodokus, Squire, Robert Hayden, Fairy Queen, Rumi, Tagore, Vyasa, Tolstoy, Blake, Job, Borges, Sogolon, Mbeku, etc.

The two hour theatre script version of The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem presents a selection of ten of the thirty major characters, mostly poets from major civilizations and world religions.

"Like a story around a campfire." —The Audience

"Certainly wowed the crowd with the performance and the words themselves." Albany Poets News, New York

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

"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

ENCORE MICHIGAN, Frederick 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 MICHIGAN, The 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.


Apollo's Troupe Cast

In The Underground at Hilberry Theatre, Wayne State University
(Formerly Studio Theatre) 2019
May 17, 8:00pm; May 18, 8:00pm; May 19, 3:00pm
General $28, Faculty/Staff: $23, Students: $15
Approximately 2 hours. 15-minute intermission.
TICKETS at the Door or online www.WSUshows.com (Apollo's Troupe)
https://www.wsushows.com/TheatreManager/1/login?event=132

Jeff Thomakos, Director, Michigan Michael Chekhov
Christian Plonka, Stage Manager
Dennis Kleinsmith, Actor, as Don Quixote, Tolstoy, etc.
Mike Sandusky, Actor, as Robert Hayden, Borges, Job, etc.
Breon Canady, Actor, as Sogolon, Mimbardda, etc.
Frederick Glaysher, Epic Poet, Rhapsode, Producer, as the Poet of the Moon.

Download the Program for Apollo's Troupe at WSU

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