Spoon River

a musical anthology

This multi-character show musicalizes monologues from the Edgar Lee Masters' classic:  

"Spoon River Anthology".  

Each character, in his time, steps forward from the community and shares

 the one great truth about their time on this earth.  Each personal drama, when juxtaposed

with the passions, fears, prejudice and hopes of the others in their community, 

inculcates a pathos no one individual story could achieve on its own.

This work goes one further than the source material and tethers interrelated 

monologues with the real life story of Edgar Lee Masters' hallucinatory and near-death

illness during the time of his writing what would become his greatest masterwork.

The design of the work can utilizes as few as 12 singer-actors to as many as the stage can hold.  

Actors may play individual or multiple roles, as the production warrants. 

Ensemble pieces are interspersed with the monologues and like Masters' work, 

the catharsis of the whole is greater than its individual parts.

08 Use the Rod - Spoon River
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09 William and Emily - Spoon River
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10 Labor of Love - Spoon River
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12 Soar Upward - Spoon River
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13 Turkey/Once to every man - Spoon River
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02 The River and the Hill - Spoon River
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04 Fiddler Jones - Spoon River
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05 We shall arise - Spoon River
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treatment

Only a chemist - Spoon River
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07 Three thousand miles - Spoon River
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14 Awakenings - Spoon River
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15 I wrote him a letter - Spoon River
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19 Anne Rutledge - Spoon River
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20 A place beyond the Hill - Spoon River
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21 Awakenings (reprise) - Spoon River
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Civil War ensemble - Spoon River
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