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Sun September 2, 2018

Word for Word Anniversary! Stories by Tobias Wolff and George Saunders

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Wed (Aug 8, 15, 22, 29) 7PM; Thurs (Aug 9, 16, 23, 30) 7PM; Fri (Aug 10, 17, 24, 31) 8PM; Sat (Aug 11, 18, 25, Sept 1) 8PM; Sun (Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2) 3PM

Word for Word is a theater ensemble which tells great stories with elegant theatricality, staging performances of classic and contemporary fiction. This year is their 25th anniversary, and they are celebrating with stories by two of their favorite authors.

Directed by Joel Mullennix and Delia MacDougall

Two stories, by two supreme short story writers, are linked by their themes of adolescence and youthful longing:

Tobias Wolff's "Deep Kiss" captures yearning adolescence: this is Joe Reed's story of first love which nearly breaks him, and resonates into his middle age. "A stand out...the painful genius of Tobias Wolff's storytelling"-New York Times.

George Saunders' "Victory Lap" shows us two awkward teens and one alarming bully, enhanced by Saunders great sense of voice and tone. Humor develops into great menace, with a soul-saving ending. "Saunders might have achieved perfection...the architecture of this story is a marvel" -Los Angeles Review of Books

"This year, we're thrilled to return to the short story master, Tobias Wolff, who gave us some of our earliest hits: 'Bullet in the Brain,' 'In the Garden of the North American Martyrs,' and 'Firelight,' to name a few. We are excited to be performing his heartbreaking 'Deep Kiss,' so filled with longing. Paired with the inimitable George Saunders' astoundingly horrific and hilarious 'Victory Lap,' we offer two moving, deftly crafted stories. Both deal with moral choice and the loss of innocence; both remind of us our humanity, and our need for connection."
-Susan Harloe and JoAnne Winter co-artistic directors Word For Word.

The August 15th show is a special night featuring a post-show conversation with both authors.
Wed (Aug 8, 15, 22, 29) 7PM; Thurs (Aug 9, 16, 23, 30) 7PM; Fri (Aug 10, 17, 24, 31) 8PM; Sat (Aug 11, 18, 25, Sept 1) 8PM; Sun (Aug 12, 19, 26, Sept 2) 3PM Word for Word is a theater ensemble which tells great stories with elegant theatricality, staging performances of classic...
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