Arcola Theatre is delighted to present the Spanish Golden Age Season, a repertory season celebrating one of the most prolific periods in the history of Spanish theatre and art, from Thursday 9 January to Saturday 15 March 2014 (more...)
Following previous seasons sold-out holiday hits, The Snow Queen and Hansel and Gretel, the A.R.T. Institute, in association with the Loeb Drama Center, brings another children's story to life - The Light Princess, by Lila Rose Kaplan with music by Mike Pettry, directed by Allegra Libonati, with choreography by Jeff and Rick Kuperman. Performances will be held at the Loeb Drama Center at from December 21 through January 5, 2014. (more...)
Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre announces that it will pay tribute to Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet, playwright and lecturer Seamus Heaney (April 13, 1939 - August 30, 2013) with REMEMBERING SEAMUS: A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF SEAMUS HEANEY which will take place today, November 4th at 7 PM at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). (more...)
Pittsburgh CLO has just announced the 2014 Summer Season, featuring the big, blonde sensation, Legally Blonde the Musical and the National Tour of Evita, fresh off its hit Broadway engagement. This Season will also include beloved musical theater treasure Singin' in the Rain, outrageous comedy masterpiece Spamalot, seven-time Tony Award-winner CATS and the explosive cult film phenomenon turned Broadway powerhouse Footloose, being produced by Pittsburgh CLO for the first time. (more...)
Cats, the popular show which was a hallmark of the Broadway landscape for almost two decades, is the current show being staged by North Carolina Theatre in downtown Raleigh, in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals, is excited to announce the casting for CATS, their first show on the exciting 2013/14 season. The show that revolutionized musical theatre is making its NC Theatre premiere from October 8 - 13, 2013 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out some highlights below! (more...)
North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals, is excited to announce the casting for CATS, their first show on the exciting 2013/14 season. The show that revolutionized musical theatre is making its NC Theatre premiere from October 8 - 13, 2013 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out a first look below! (more...)
Moonrise Press is pleased to announce the publication of a volume of poetry inspired by a six-and-a-half-day ordeal of Ed Rosenthal, a Poet-Broker, who survived alone after being lost in the Mojave Desert in September 2010. An experienced hiker, he unexpectedly veered far away from his usual route and could not find his way back. While in Salvation Canyon, he was several times missed by search-and-rescue aircraft and helicopters, and finally, miraculously, was found by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputies. The wry, surreal, and reflective poems in 'The Desert Hat: Survival Poems' describe the spiritual trajectory of a survivor living through a close encounter with death, starting from alienation in a corporate urban environment and ending with the post-trauma reflections about life and natural environment.
The book consists of 36 poems organized in four sections, reflecting the distinct stages in the spiritual and personal journey, from getting off track, through searching for a way back, through hallucinations in a hostile desert environment, finding shelter in the shade of Salvation Canyon, to being rescued and experiencing the world after the return from the brink of death. The title alludes to a canvas hat that Rosenthal used as a notebook and helped the lost poet control his thoughts, capture emotions, and write down his last will and a farewell to his wife and daughter. The 12 illustrations include photos of the famous hat. This is Ed Rosenthal's first book-length publication.
Paperback: ISBN 978-0-9819693-7-4, 74 pages.
E-Book, ISBN 978-0-9819693-9-8.
· Sunday, November 10, 2013 - Featured Poet at Beyond Baroque
Beyond Baroque Literary Center, Venice, 681 Venice Blvd.
· Sunday, November 24, 2013 - Featured Poet at Village Poets Monthly Reading Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga, CA 91042.
About Ed Rosenthal
Ed Rosenthal, 'Poet/Broker of Downtown Los Angeles,' was known for using his verses to keep his escrows going. Taking the opposite tact of iconic modernist poets Wallace Stevens and T.S. Eliot, who kept their day jobs at a seeming distance from their poetry, 'Poet/Broker' employed poetry as a tool in commercial real estate. Rosenthal's 'Poetic Request for 30 day Extension of Contingencies' was cited in the Los Angeles Times for enabling a redevelopment project. His Wall Street Journal piece admonished clients in couplets. To place poetic legitimacy on his state-issued real estate licenses, Rosenthal had some signed by world renowned writers, including Seamus Heaney and Evan Boland.
Prior to his near-death experience, he was already bored with the persona of the 'Poet/Broker.' A fan of Federico Garcia Lorca, Rosenthal began to work with poems carrying lunar motifs in urban landscapes. Survival of a harrowing near-death experience in the Mojave Desert in 2010 has deepened this imagistic writer's divorce from practicality in the direction of spiritual exploration.
About 'The Desert Hat'
In 'The Desert Hat,' Los Angeles poet/real estate broker Ed Rosenthal presents the mythopoetic journey through his real-life experience of being lost for 6 days in remote canyons of the Mojave Desert's Joshua Tree National Park in September, 2010. 'The Desert Hat' delves deeply into the wildest and unpredictable heart of the Mojave into a storied landscape that Rosenthal renders as both recognizable to the reader and also deeply specific to his solitary and unanticipated experience, and in these poems, creates an empathetic and spiritually-affirming desert landscape that resonates within all of our desert hearts.
- Ruth Nolan. Professor of English @ College of the Desert, California desert poet, writer, editor, conservationist & scholar
Ed Rosenthal's 'The Desert Hat' not only recounts an incredibly vivid story of survival, but maps out the dangerous journeys of the heart and the imagination in that hallucinatory place between mind and body, between nature and man, between the past and the future. Like poet James Wright, Rosenthal 'goes/ Back to the broken ground' of the self and finds a stranger there trapped in the cosmology of an endless, unpitying desert. As the stark 'sun burns holes/ into the sky' the psyche's true-north compass finds salvation's shade. Rosenthal climbed out of 'the busted monster's mouth' with a beautiful, moving book.
- Elena Karina Byrne, Executive Director of AVK Arts, author of The Flammable Bird Masque and Squander
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