Fitchburg Public Library

OUT OF THE FIRE: THE BANNED BOOKS Monologues with Forward Theater

Forward Theater Company has been performing monologues in the libraries since 2010 and audiences continue to ask for more! Every other year, Forward puts out a call for original monologues based on a common theme. The best twelve are chosen and performed by professional actors in a weekend of shows at Overture Center. Those same actors (and monologues) will be performing a sampling at your library.

OUT OF THE FIRE: THE BANNED BOOKS MONOLOGUES

SYNOPSES:

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

Join three Madison-area African American writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman - as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio.

Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up Screening: My Love, Don’t Cross That River

“Pop Up!” screenings will feature full length international festival films with discussions led by UWMadison & other local humanities experts who will connect themes addressed in the films with Wisconsin’s multicultural communities.

Film: My Love, Don’t Cross That River (South Korea)  

Jo and Kang have been inseparable for 76 years. Observing this couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin captures the tender moments of their twilight days - as the two face the reality that their time together will soon be approaching an end.

Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker's Yardbird- The Life and Music of Charlie Parker

Join us for this informative and entertaining event featuring UW-Madison's Professor of Saxophone Les Thimmig. Professor Thimmig will discuss the importance of Charlie Parker and the history of bebop jazz, interspersed with short musical performances.

This program is part of Madison Opera's Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker's Yardbird (performances will be 2/10 & 2/12).

View all programs in this series.