June 6, Oscar-winner Olympia Dukakis, and Obie-winner Brenda Currin appear at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi in a staged reading of 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 Welty Biennial curator David Kaplan.
This follows the March 11 premiere at the Poetry Center at the 92nd St Y in New York City. Still shot from the archival recording.
(left to right: Brenda Currin, Olympia Dukakis, Estelle Parsons
A place that ever was lived in is like a fire that never goes out.
– from Some Notes on River Country by Eudora Welty