Hugh Humphreys brings to life a production of Spoon River Anthology. The citizens buried in the graveyard of this fictional Midwestern town (Spoon River) tell the riveting stories of their lives, their failures, their loves, their philosophies, their triumphs, their conflicts, their secrets, and their crimes.
MORE ABOUT THE PLAY:
SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: “The characters are a cross-section of society:
the spinster schoolteacher who expresses her maternal instinct through attention lavished on students,
the town drunk who unrepentantly relates his death from cirrhosis of the liver,
a lawyer (clutching his only friend in the world, a dog, which apparently followed him into the afterlife) and
his embittered and cruel wife, a vamp, an inventor and legions of cast-off spouses.
Spoon River was a swinging town, full of gamblers, skirt-chasers, liars, fighters, avengers and thieves — and these are just the dead people.” The Washington Times
This production by Hugh Humphreys supports two of his favorite organizations – the Earlville Opera House and the National Abolition Hall of Fame.