Monday, January 27, 2014
Portland Public Library and Portland Stage continue Page to Stage series
Tuesday, January 28th at noon in the Rines Auditorium
Portland, Maine - Portland Public Library continues the “Page to Stage” discussion series in partnership with Portland Stage on Tuesday, January 28th at Portland Public Library with a conversation about “Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook” by Joseph Vass. Portland Stage’s performance of “Words By: Ira Gershwin and the Great American Songbook” will be discussed, along with themes of artistic collaboration and the ties formed by creating together. The play is a light-hearted musical revue about the life and lyrics of the legendary American librettist Ira Gershwin. From his early days writing comic tunes to Broadway and Hollywood stardom, two singers help Ira tell his story through his own words to music by Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, and of course, his brother and favorite collaborator, George.
Page to Stage is an opportunity to engage in questions about the plays, playwrights, and ideas presented on Portland Stage Company’s Main Stage. The discussion is facilitated by Portland Stage artistic staff and free and open to the public.
Upcoming at Page to Stage
March 4, 2014
by Tom Coash
“How do you decide when a personal choice becomes a political statement?”
April 1, 2014
by Nina Raine
“Is language a tool or an obstacle in expressing ourselves to those close to us?”
April 29, 2014
THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION
by Evan Smith
“Finding room for debate when talking about the eternal soul.”