Hey, Doyle! – Tales & Jazz
July 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $250
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On Saturday, July 28 at 8:30, WordTheatre presents “Hey, Doyle!” This star-studded night of Tales and Jazz will benefit WITS: WordTheatre in the Schools and The Pushcart Prize Fellowships.
Actors Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Bellamy Young (Scandal), Bruce Vilanch (You Don’t Mess With the Zohan), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Colman Domingo (Fear of the Walking Dead), Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black), Maggie Siff (Billions) and Paul Guilfoyle (CSI), will bring to life short stories penned by the late, great Brian Doyle, a multiple Pushcart Prize winning author. Composer Jonathan Sacks’ original jazz score will be performed by a five-piece band.
Doyle understood how vital stories are to humanity. In his words: “There is a story in every thing, and every being, and every moment, were we alert to catch it, were we ready with our tender nets; indeed there are a hundred, a thousand stories, uncountable stories, could they only be lured out and appreciated; and more and more now I realize that what I thought was a skill only for authors and pastors and doctors and dream-diviners is the greatest of all human skills, the one that allows us into the heart and soul and deepest layers of our companions on the brief sunlit road between great dark wildernesses.”
“Hey, Doyle!” is directed and produced by Cedering Fox.
Death Wish (2018), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Fifth Element (1997)
The Fosters (2017), Rosewood (2017), Selma (2014), Orange is the New Black (2014)
A Wrinkle in Time (2018), Scandal (2017), Criminal Minds (2013)
Fear the Walking Dead (2018), The Knick (2015), Selma (2014)
Gerald’s Game (2017), Roadies (2016), Wayward Pines (2016)
Billions (2017), Mad Men (2015), Sons of Anarchy (2014)
You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (2008), Ice Pirates (1884), Mahogany (1975)
The Good Fight (2018), Colony (2016), CSI (2015)
*All authors and actors involved in WordTheatre® productions donate their time and talents in support of our mission to keep language and literature alive. Due to actors’ ever shifting schedules, appearances are subject to change without notice.
WordTheatre gives voice to great writing. Founded in 2003 by Artistic Director Cedering Fox, this internationally renowned nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to keeping language and literature alive through the age-old tradition of oral storytelling. WordTheatre creates and produces powerful and engaging productions, both live and recorded, featuring esteemed authors, actors, and musicians, to ignite the imaginations of culturally, economically and racially diverse audiences. Along with UK Producer Kirsty Peart.
The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America.
Since 1976, hundreds of presses and thousands of writers of short stories, poetry and essays have been represented in our annual collections. Each year most of the writers and many of the presses are new to the series. Every volume contains an index of past selections, plus lists of outstanding presses with addresses.
The Pushcart Prize has been a labor of love and independent spirits since its founding. It is one of the last surviving literary co-ops from the 60’s and 70’s. Our legacy is assured by donations to our Fellowships endowment.
WordTheatre’s unique events take place in differing locations on two continents from major cultural institutions to underserved middle and high school classrooms.. Each WordTheatre production is crafted to illuminate our collective understanding of the human condition by bringing to life the world’s finest contemporary writing, deepening our sense of community, and inspiring empathy, curiosity, and conversation. www.WordTheatre.
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