A place that ever was lived in is like a fire that never goes out.
– from Some Notes on River Country by Eudora Welty
March 11 premiere at the Poetry Center at the 92nd St Y in New York City, adapted from Eudora Welty’s short story “Asphodel” in which three gossips, amidst the ruined Greek columns of a plantation, enjoy a funeral picnic. Original music by Choctaw flute master Paul Hacker. Adapted and directed by David Kaplan. Still shot at top from the archival recording. (left to right: Brenda Currin, Olympia Dukakis, Estelle Parsons.
June 6, 2015 Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Currin, and Sybil Child performed Asphodel at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
Notes on the program