poetry, theater

spoken of the soul

This Saturday, Poetry magazine is presenting a theatrical staging of some Dana Levin poems at Links Hall. If this isn’t what I came here for, I don’t know what is. Life is real! Life is earnest!

“What use had I for hands,” a theatrical interpretation of five poems by Dana Levin. Conceived and directed by Valerie Jean Johnson. Devised and performed by the ensemble: Jennifer Crissey, Aaron DeYoung, Katie Eberhardy, Jennifer Guglielmi, and Kate Olsen. THREE PERFORMANCES: Friday, December 12, 8 PM, Saturday, December 13, 8 PM (followed by a discussion with poet Dana Levin), and Sunday, December 14, 7 PM. Admission is free; call 773.281.0824 or visit linkshall.org for reservations.

Oh, to be able to tag every post with both “poetry” and “theater.” To have the twin sisters always be able to have play dates in the same park. But maybe I wouldn’t appreciate it so much if it happened all the time. Maybe they are like twins, and what they really need – despite my desire to have them dressed in the same matching pinafores (pinafores?) – is time apart.