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Transylvania University Theater presents Maurice Manning’s “Railsplitter”

November 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST


From the organizers:

Transylvania University Theater, in partnership with Maurice Manning, an esteemed American poet, Guggenheim Fellow, Pulitzer Prize finalist and professor of English, presents a performance adaptation of his latest book of poetry, “Railsplitter.”

Through this filmed, online performance, the Theater program asks the question: How does the mythology of Lincoln speak currently through us, expressed by Manning’s words?

Railsplitter is a collection of 31 short interpretations of Manning’s poems — ranging from straight recitations of the lines to music videos. A choose-your-own adventure style of online theater performance, the production crew boasts of more than 10 directors, working with over 40 performers, including students, faculty, staff and alumni, put together by eight student video editors.

Tune into this page or Transylvania’s YouTube channel on Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. for the premiere of the video performance. If you miss the premiere, the video will be available for viewing through the end of January 2021.


November 20, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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