Celebrating Our Common Humanity Uniting Us All
NEXT at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor
410 West Huron Street.
Three Sundays in a row:
September 22, 29, and October 6 (All 7:00 - 9:00 pm)
TICKETS AT THE DOOR $22 or online TheatreNova.org
"A spectacular book,
of Michigan's most talented poets.
A unique and moving
—Jeff Thomakos, Director, Michigan Michael Chekhov Studio
In The Underground at Hilberry Theatre, Wayne State University
(Formerly Studio Theatre)
May 17, 8:00pm; May 18, 8:00pm; May 19, 3:00pm
Students: $15, Faculty/Staff: $23, General $28
Approximately 2 hours. 15-minute intermission.
TICKETS at the Door or online www.WSUshows.com (Apollo's Troupe)
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
ENCORE MICHIGAN - Article on Apollo's Troupe
"A Parliament of Poets 05/17–05/19"
Mike Sandusky, as Robert Hayden, in Apollo's Troupe. May 19, 2019
Breon Canady, as Sogolon, in Apollo's Troupe. May 19, 2019
Dennis Kleinsmith, as Tolstoy, in Apollo's Troupe. May 19, 2019
Frederick Glaysher, as Poet of the Moon, in Apollo's Troupe. May 19, 2019
Apollo's Troupe blends the ancient Greek rhapsode's performance of Homer with 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 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.