CBNA Theatre to present “Spoon River”

  • CBNA theatre students (from left) Mackenzie Flanders, Julia Sommer and Jordan Trahant (standing) in a scene from Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s production of “Spoon River.” Courtesy

Thursday, March 01, 2018

In 1915, American poet Edgar Lee Masters penned a classic book of poetry entitled Spoon River Anthology in which he chronicles the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Spoon River by allowing them to speak for themselves from the grave in the form of epitaphs.

On Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, March 10, at 2 pm and 7 p.m., Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present a new adaptation of this classic work called Spoon River by contemporary playwright Jason Pizzarello. Touching, anguished, and contemptuous, their voices and stories weave together in this fresh new take on a modern American classic. These small town folk will be unforgettable as they evoke universal themes of hope, despair, community, and love. The ensemble cast of 25 students includes seniors Sandra Black, Erin Boodey, Zachary Helm, Nina Laramee, Jacob Lock, Shemrey Lussier, Alexander Mercedes, Cailinn Monahan, Allison Rose, Julia Sommer and Kathryn Spadafora; juniors Braelin Ash, Brian Downer, Mackenzie Flanders, Ian Gollihur, Cooper Leduke, Lily Marston; sophomores Emily Dallaire, Patrick Helm, Mirah Johnston, Caitlin Reynolds, Lauren Rose; and freshmen Darin Sweet and Jordan Trahant. Production stage managers are Cody Peck, Madison Bowen and Lauren Best. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance from faculty member Kolby Hume. Reserved tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and are available at cbnanh.booktix.com. For further information, call 942-5531, ext. 237, or email elent@coebrown.org.