Voices from the grave share secrets, stories, love, despair and hope. "All are sleeping on the hill"
Students of the Moody Bible Institute present "Spoon River Anthology"!
The show follows the stories of citizens of Spoon River and chronicles their love, loss, hope, despair and joy. Based on the poetry of Edgar Less Masters, the characters are inspired by epitaph's in IL small towns circa 1920. Voices from those sleeping on the hill get one more chance to make the world hear them. The result is a strikingly beautiful tribute to small town American, family, and the stories that we leave behind. Audiences will be moved and inspired to consider what THEIR story will be when they meet their Maker.
The students are attempting to do a fall performance, a first for MBI. We have 20 cast members, from a variety of academic years, backgrounds and majors, coming together to create something beautiful and inspiring.
Your support is vital and will help cover the essential costs involved in a production such as
- Technical Elements
- And more!
Please consider supporting the students in this exciting new endeavor! Please note that these funds will be used specifically for the student's project, and do not go to the Moody Bible Institute. Funds are not solicited on behalf of MBI.
Feel free to contact Lindsey Branson, the director, with questions or concerns!
Ad Vivum- A student drama group, which includes many Spoon River Actors:
Last year's spring play: Leaving Iowa
Will some one go to the village newspaper, And gather into a book the verses I wrote? I thirsted so for love I hungered so for life! - Minerva Jones
Life all around me here in the village: Tragedy, comedy, valor and truth, Courage, constancy, heroism, failure- All in the loom, and oh what patterns! - Petite, the Poet
To put meaning in one's life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness and vague desire-- It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid. - George Gray
To love is to find your own soul Through the soul of the beloved one. - Mary McNeely
Work for your soul’s sake, That all the clay of you, all the dross of you May yield to the fire of you Till the fire is nothing but light! Nothing but light! - Emily Sparks
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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