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Literary Partners Program presents: Accidents of Being, based on the poetry of Mary Rohrer-Dann

Apr 7, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Around her, this house, which saw joy and torment no more or less than most, trembles like the eggs her Baba painted at Easter, blowing out the yolk and watery white from a pinhole, the hollowed shell cupped in her palm waiting to be filled with color.”

Accidents of Being gives voice to the people of a Philadelphia neighborhood over the course of 150 years. From the railroad tycoon whose ancestor came over with William Penn, to the housekeeper who married his only heir and left the estate to the people of Philadelphia. From a fugitive slave passing through while hidden in a casket, to immigrants from war-ravaged Europe. Children who view the wooded park as a wilderness of dreams, frontier of possibility. Farmers, factory workers, homemakers, artists, schemers, and one or two ghosts.

Based on the poetry of Mary Rohrer-Dann
Adapted for the stage by Cynthia Mazzant

With Cynthia Mazzant, Elaine Meder-Wilgus, Lissa Ramirez and Mike Waldhier.

This event is made possible in part by the Poets House Literary Partners Program.

This event is made possible in part by Goldman Sachs.

Admission $20 general admission / Poets House members $10 (Poets House Code for discount: POETRY) Location Kray Hall Sponsored By Poets House


Apr 7, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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