Photos by Gordon Gilbert, Jr.
Always mesmerizing actor Rosina Fernhoff performed a monologue from Return to Mecca by the South African playwright Athol Fugard. In a very profound way, the play deals with the “ conflict between a fiercely independent artist and a society justly yearning for order.” (Time Magazine).
Here’s how poet Cornelius Eady describes the work:
“Sometimes, the deepest things are enclosed in smallest packages; Lobster Rolls, a leg cast, a quotation from a beloved, but departed poet; the trick of poetry and the challenge to the poet is to turn the ordinary and make it blaze new in our mind, and this is a task Estha Weiner is more than up to in her fine book at the last minute.
Sample Erin’s single from her new album.
Novelist and professor Mary Lannon calls her imaginative novel in progress, Tide Girl a “dystopian satire that envisions a world in which the children of the middle classes are sponsored by companies in exchange for free college tuition.” Marlee is a college girl sponsored by the soap company Tide. Her cousin Annie, no longer company-sponsored, is involved with a college protest group: Stop Sponsorship Now. Annie also has a crush on a leader of the protest movement. The third main character is a company executive posing as a college professor to infiltrate the protest group. We’re eager to see what happens to the trio.
Brendan Costello, Jr. talked with Jonathan Goldman, professor, musician, Joyce scholar and editor of Joyce and The Law (University of Florida Press) about his approach to editing Ulysses. Jonathan didn’t actually edit Ulysses, of course, but he did prepare the script for the first half of the Bloomsday on Broadway celebration at Symphony Space. (See Malachy McCourt, below).
Brendan Costello, Jr. (right) talking with Jonathan Goldman