Tangled Love: A Staged Reading

Zack RogowThis Wednesday, the Carleton English Department presents two events featuring visiting writer Zack Rogow.

First, he will read his poetry and translations of works by the French writer Colette in the Athenaeum from 4-5 pm. Refreshments will be served.

This will be followed by a staged reading of his new play Tangled Love. Tangled Love tells the story of Japanese poet Yosano Akiko (1878-1942), who modernized traditional five-line Tanka poetry by adding contemporary themes and imagery. She wrote more than 50,000 poems and eleven books of prose in her lifetime, including a translation of the classic Tale of Genji into modern Japanese. Rogow’s play tells the story of Akiko’s life and career and features a number of her poems in both Japanese and in English.

The staged reading will start at 7:00 pm in Little Nourse Theater. A talkback with the playwright and cast will follow the production. Run time is 90 minutes.

Cast: Sam Braslow, Sam Chao, Emma Halper, Takeshi Hidaka, Piper Mohring, Joss Olson, Sarah Olson, Emily Shack, Eli Sorich. Directed by Sarah Meister.

Zack Rogow visits Carleton as a Schuster Distinguished Visiting Lecturer.

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