"Many plays, certainly mine, are like blank cheques. The actors and directors put their own signature on them."   —Thornton Wilder

Join us in April for performances and dynamic discussions of the works of American playwright Thornton Wilder. Two performances of selected short plays and a one-day literary symposium will introduce Wilder's works to the newly curious and expand understanding of them to aficionados. Wilder is considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Guest lecturers will focus on the relevance of Wilder's work to us today. Special guest Tappan Wilder, the author's nephew and literary executor, will speak on various aspects of the author's life and works.

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Performances of Eleven Short Plays

April 8 & 9   7pm

Studio Academy Theatre
415 16th St. SW

Tickets $6 at the door


Symposium & Illustrative Lectures

April 9   9am - 5pm

Plummer House of the Arts
1091 Plummer Lane

$30 registration fee includes symposium, lunch, performance
(Additional family members $10 each)
Students $10

Symposium registrations are due Tuesday, April 5. Late registrations and walk-ins will be accepted, however lunch will not be guaranteed. We will do our best to provide lunch for last minute attendees.

Schedule
9:00amCoffee & Registration
9:30amIntroduction
9:45amThornton Wilder: Why Here? Why Now?
Dr. Emilio DiGrazio
10:30am Break & Performance 1
10:45amThornton Wilder: Yesterday and Today
Tappan Wilder
11:50am Performance 2
12:00pmLunch & Informal Discussion
1:00pmPerformance 3
1:10pmThornton Wilder: the Modernist/Post-Modernist
Dr. LiseKildegaard
2:00pmBreak & Performance 4
2:15pmPanel Discussion
3:45pmIllustrative Lecture & Performance 5
Daved Driscoll
5:00pmDinner (on your own or with group)
7:00pmShort Play Festival @ Studio Academy Charter School
9:15pmPost-play discussion
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