The Parliament of Poets

performed by

Apollo's Troupe

Celebrating Our Common Humanity Uniting Us All

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

Based on Staging by Jeff Thomas, Michigan Michael Chekhov Studio
Stage Manager, Briana O'Neal

"A spectacular book. A unique and moving experience." Jeff Thomakos

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).

Apollo's TroupeDennis Kleinsmith

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Phone: 248-453-4220

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ENCORE MICHIGAN - Article on Apollo's Troupe
"A Parliament of Poets 05/17–05/19"

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.

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 (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.

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


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