Created by Martin Tackel
Adapted from the classic American poems by Edgar Lee Masters
Directed by Gwen Arment
Musical Direction and Arrangements by Brian Hurley
Stephen Belida, Brittney Lee Hamilton, Peter Husovsky, Erik Schark, Alison Whitehurst, Tepper Saffren, Brittany Proia, Andrew O’Shanick, Paulette Oliva, Jessica Kuhne, Kendra Jo Brook
First Performance April 20, 2017
Final Performance May 6, 2017
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Created by Martin Tackel, who adapted the show from the classic American poems by Edgar Lee Masters first published in 1915, Return to Spoon River weaves a tapestry of song, character and American color as it follows two contemporary strangers, Julia and Ham, returning to their hometown of Spoon River to say goodbye to their pasts.
With a score that ranges from soulful love songs to newly arranged American classics and raucous celebrations of small-town life, Return to Spoon River exalts in the spirit of America’s heartland, bringing to life the poetic characters of Edgar Lee Masters as it tells the moving, hope-filled story of a man and a woman finding themselves amid the memories they left behind long ago.