Spoon River Anthology

PLAY based off of the collection of poetry by Edgar Lee Masters

Episodes airing weekly starting JANUARY 4, 2021

In a rousing continuation of our Virtual Theatre series, Circle Theatre has gathered several of our community’s most talented actors to perform individually recorded monologues from the classic collection of poetry by Edgar Lee Masters: The Spoon River Anthology. In the spirit of Our Town, and Winnesburg, Ohio; Spoon River documents the lives (and deaths) of those in a fictional farming town, narrated by the townspeople themselves. Considered groundbreaking at the time, both for its blisteringly honest portrayal of small town life, and allegations that the characters were based on real-life people, “Spoon River Anthology” has come to be considered a staple of high school English curriculums, and actor intensive theatre programs.

Circle’s Virtual Theatre will present these filmed performances on a semi-regular basis throughout the winter. Tickets are “Pay What You Can”. Any donations go directly to supporting Circle Theatre, and your viewership directly supports our local actors to practice their craft while we await the reopening of our stages.

Rated: PG 13 – Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes


PRODUCTION STAFF
DIRECTOR, John Vesbit
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, Alexa Finkler

CAST
Bernice Houseward ………. Deacon Taylor, Lucinda Matlock
Brooke Bruce …………………. Nancy Knapp
Caleb Jenkins …………………. The Unknown, Roscoe Purkapile
Craig Hammerlind ………… Carl Hamblin, Abel Melveney, George Gray
Erica Soto ………………………. Margaret Fuller Slack, Elizabeth Childers
Greg Rogers ……………………. Barry Holden, Hon. Henry Bennett
Hannah Scout Dunaway … Jennie M’Grew
Jaelyn Raiford …………………. Amanda Barker, Aner Clute
John Foley ………………………… Justice Arnett, William
Kristin Tomlin …………………. Elsa Wertman
Lindsey Hansen ………………. Nellie Clark
Lori Jacobs ……………………….. Rebecca Wasson, Emily
Maggie Hinckley ……………… Caroline Branson, Minerva Jones
Michael Dodge …………………. Lambert Hutchins, Lemuel Wiley
Nancy Dodge ……………………. Mrs. Kessler, Lydia Humphrey
Nio Walton ……………………….. Tom Merritt
Olvia Thompson ……………….. Flossie Cabanis
Shelley Irwin …………………….. Lydia Puckett, Mrs. Meyers
Stathi Afendoulis ………………. A.D. Blood
Todd Avery ………………………… Abner Peet