Asphodel (with Notes from River Country)

The 92nd St Y

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