adapted by Mike Ross and Albert Schultz (Soulpepper Theatre). A forgotten town comes back to life in this show inspired by Edgar Lee Masters’s 1915 poetry collection. Previews Oct 29-Nov 3. Opens Nov 4 and runs to Nov 15, see website for schedule. $23-$89.
Soulpeppers beautifully tuned production is based on the poems of Edgar Lee Masters, which give voice to dozens of people buried in a small-town graveyard. Mike Rosss musical numbers played and performed by a talented cast and Albert Schultzs nuanced direction capture the comedy and tragedy in the characters histories and, ultimately, the interwoven nature of life and death.
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