Frederick Glaysher

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.

rhapsode kitharaAt 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.

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

Download the Program for Solo Performance
Email: ApollosTroupe@comcast.net
Phone: 248-453-4220

 

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


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

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
Email: ApollosTroupe@comcast.net
Phone: 248-453-4220

Download the Program for Apollo's Troupe


At Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sept. 22, 2019.

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)
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.

Mike Sandusky, as Robert Hayden, in Apollo's Troupe. May 19, 2019
https://youtu.be/XZZ8rRjMT0M

 

Breon Canady, as Sogolon, in Apollo's Troupe. May 19, 2019
https://youtu.be/XC3zpbAp_po

 

Dennis Kleinsmith, as Tolstoy, in Apollo's Troupe. May 19, 2019
https://youtu.be/9zyPTdkz410

 

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