The Oswegoland Park District’s Limelight Theater Company will present “Spoon River” at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25 at the Little White School Museum, 72 Polk Street.
Edgar Lee Masters’ collection of epitaph poems forms the basis of this ghostly group of monologues and short scenes, as the residents of Spoon River speak from beyond the grave about life, death, love, hate and their shared humanity.
Adapters Brian Brems and Renee Niederkorn selected 80 characters (from a collection of more than 200) to present full monologues. Voices have been grouped together by thematic connection, linked by the ideas or emotions that they share.
Brems says, “We were reluctant to impose any kind of narrative onto the show, because that’s not really the point of the original text, either. In some ways, we wanted to build a little puzzle, giving the audience all the pieces. Then, it’ll be up to them to put it together based on what the characters say.”
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students/seniors. All seats are general admission and tickets can be purchased online or at the door. For more information about this show or to purchase tickets, visit limelighttheatrecompany.org. Contact Cori at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.