Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Readers Theater Presents The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy at Russell Library

On Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 pm, in the Hubbard Room of Russell Library, Readers' Theater will present The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy. Readers Theater is live drama enacted by local actors, directed by Richard B. Kamins and Anne Cassady.  
This is a dramatic dialogue between a white professor and a black ex-convict who deliver opposing views of life and human nature; competing voices of empirical reasoning and world-wearying experience;  and, on the other hand, hope and the transcendent spirit.

"Both men are prisoners, White of logic and Black of felt moral duty and need of Higher Power approval. Both experiences – of mystical hope, and of destructive despair – have been mediated through cultural symbols, which render them less powerful.
This is simplification, of course, and The Sunset Limited cannot be accosted with a demand for ready meaning; nor can atheistic or spiritual epiphanies. Such events, and such books, are too rich for and blessedly resistant to that."
This presentation is funded by The Friends of the Russell Library. 
The Friends of the Russell Library is a non-profit organization composed of citizens who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community, and who work to promote and assist Russell Library. They do this primarily through book sales. Their next book sale is the Holiday Book Sale, which begins Friday, November 18th at 10:00am, and runs through Sunday, November 20, at 4:00pm, in the Activity Room of the library. 

1 comment:

Richard B. Kamins said...

Reading and performing this powerful play are Middletown native Peter Loffredo with his friend Terry. It's a privilege to work with both of them.