PPL welcomes David McCullough's The Wright Brothers
PPL welcomes Living Literature’s Readers’ Theatre presentation of David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers, April 27
PROVIDENCE, RI – In its continuing 2016 Exhibition & Program Series -- PORTALS: The History of the Future, Providence Public Library (150 Empire Street, Providence) invites you to take in Living Literature’s latest work – a 50-minute readers’ theatre rendition of Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers on Wednesday, April 27 from 6:30 – 8:15 pm. The free presentation will be held in the Library’s 3rd Floor Meeting Room. Register for the program at: http://www.provlib.org/events/portals-living-literatures-wright-brothers
This presentation is a product of the partnership between the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities’ (RICH) EnRICHment Program, the Rhode Island Center for the Book’s Reading Across Rhode Island and Providence Public Library’s Portals: The History of the Future Exhibit and Program Series. RICH seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story of the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. In this thrilling book, master historian David McCullough draws on the private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, including the little known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone very differently for them.
Living Literature has created a 50-minute, readers’ theater-style presentation, bringing to life the times, the people, and illuminating the relationships between them. Performing at this event will be Kelly Seigh, Barry Press and Dave Rabinow.
Now in its twentieth year, Living Literature is an association of Rhode Island performing artists, celebrating the written word through readers’ theatre style performances of nondramatic literature throughout southeastern New England.
(release from Providence Public Library)