Bower School of Music & the Arts presents River Sonnets on You Tube

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The Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Theatre Program will present River Sonnets, conceived and directed by Theatre professor Barry Cavin in a virtual performance found on YouTube beginning Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.
A lonely young woman is plagued by poetic dreams to the point that she no longer can distinguish waking from sleeping. She seeks the help of a doctor in a desperate attempt to free herself from the shadowy terrors, but her true terror may not be what lies in the shadows.
River Sonnets is a digital play performed in the time of a great pandemic, a time when language is an even more vital bridge between people, but that linguistic architecture is failing and crumbling. At a time like this, we must invent new ways of thinking about theater, new ways to question our assumptions about the human condition.
River Sonnets is an experiment in language. It is ancient poetry set to contemporary circumstance; it is visual poetry nestled in popular streaming media.
River Sonnets features the poems of Edmund Spenser, a 16th century English poet best known for “The Faerie Queene,” and by Edna St. Vincent Millay, an American poet who, in 1923, became the third woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
River Sonnets is a deep exploration into the desire for love and a timid look into the vagaries of our final transition. It is a universal warning wrapped in a personal metaphor.
Join FGCU Theater as it goes digital for its first show of the season. The experimental play featuring sonnets from the 16th and early 20th centuries will premiere on YouTube Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.
For more information visit www.fgcu.edu/theatrelab/

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