By Patric C.W. Verrone ’18
Directed by Nathaniel Brodsky ’18
Produced by Kyle McFadden ’18
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
Leverett Library Theater
Friday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 2nd at 2:30 p.m.
Run time: 2 hours with intermission.
Calamus is an original play inspired by Walt Whitman’s poetry. It follows the journeys of Walt, a teenager just out of the closet, and Ford, a young African-American trans poet, as they travel across America and into the past. The play showcases the many faces of the BGLTQ+ community today and their relationships with queer history in America. The production will kick off the semester as a staged reading in Leverett Library Theater and includes segments of slam poetry, song, and voiceover.
Tickets are free. To reserve a seat please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walt … Blu Frankel
Ford … Asia Stewart
Peter … David Lynch
Miss Gardenia Fields/Gabe Wood … Steve Kunis
Musty Wiig/Matthew Weaver … Hunter Merryman
Voice of God … Hakeem Angulu
Ensemble … Olivia Losiewicz, Lucy Golub
Director … Nathaniel Brodsky
Producer … Kyle McFadden
Associate Producer … Steph Ferrarie
Stage Manager … Sherry Gao
Assistant Director … Cole Edick
Sound Design … Patric Verrone
Props Master … Cass Hastie
Music and Movement Supervisor … Liz Kantor
Production Adviser … Mia Vitale