7th Annual Cruellest Month Poetry and Performance Festival (CruMoPoPerFest)
Saturday, April 28th 11am-4pm
Baltimore's National Poetry Month Celebration wraps up
at the Waverly branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 East 33rd Street, Baltimore Maryland 21218
Scenes from Idylls for a Bare Stage will be interspersed with open mic sets and a special performance by Outside the Box, an interactive exploration of the Elements of Music through beatboxing, led by Max Bent, Waverly resident and Young Audiences of Maryland Teaching Artist.
Performers Stephen Mead, Sue Struve, Harlie Sponaugle, and Genna Davidson (each profiled elsewhere in this blog - please check out the archives) present individual Idylls throughout the day. Here's their schedule...
11:00 am. Stephen Mead
in "A Street-Merchant Imagines his Riches to Come"
(after an anonymous author of The Arabian Nights)
12 noon. Idylls Sequence
Stephen Mead in "A Bandit Plots a Murder by the Road"
Sue Struve in "A Native Chief's Captive Woman Guards One Freshly Caught"
(vide Jorge Luis Borges)Stephen Mead in "A Reveler Walks Home to his Family by Moonlight"
1:45 pm. Harlie Sponaugle
in "A Mother Feels Her Estranged Daughter's Labor Pains"
2:30 pm. Genna Davidson
in "Antigone Buries Her Brother's Body Against Orders of the King"
Here's the complete schedule, with Idylls, Open Mic (sign-ups available throughout the day), and Max Bent's Outside the Box: