Thursday, October 01, 2009

Soul of Pierce, a Play about famous Columbus Artist Elijah Pierce

CATCO Presents “Plays in Process”
Join us for a free public program about Elijah Pierce, internationally acclaimed artist, and a special look at the creative process 

Monday, October 5 @ 6 pm
at Central Community House (CCH) 
- hosted by TRANSIT ARTS 

1150 East Main Street, Columbus OH  43205 
614.252.3157 ext. 128

This special workshop on Pierce to the Soul will include a reading from the play, followed by a public discussion and question/answer session with the playwright, director and dramaturge.

Pierce to the Soul is a one-person play about the life of Columbus folk-artist Elijah Pierce, who was a prominent member of our community for more than half a century.  
Mr. Pierce, a barber by trade, achieved international fame for his wood carvings when he was in his eighties.  Many of his works are part of the collection of the Columbus Museum of Art.

Written by Columbus playwright Chiquita Mullins Lee, Pierce to the Soul features Dayton actor Alan Bomar Jones in the role of Mr. Pierce.  
Jones has previously been seen at CATCO in A Piano Lesson, The Exonerated, The Shorts Festival 2004 and A Soldier’s Play.

Pierce to the Soul will receive its world premiere at CATCO on April 7 -- 25, 2010.  Artistic Director Geoffrey Nelson will direct, with OSU History Professor William Childs serving as dramaturge.

No comments: