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Sailing Towards My Father: A One-Man Play about Herman Melville performed by Stephen Collins

April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sailing Towards My Father: A One-Man Play about Herman Melville performed by Stephen Collins
Friday, April 26
7:00 pm
Help the Library commemorate Herman Melville’s 200th birthday and conclude the first day of the Moby-Dick Marathon Reading with a special performance of Sailing Towards My Father, a one-man play about Herman Melville, written by Carl A. Rossi and performed by Stephen Collins, actor, teacher, tour guide, and distinguished opener of the 2019 Moby-Dick Marathon Reading.

Sailing Towards My Father chronicles Melville’s life from youth to old age, concentrating on his evolution as a writer and his complex relations with God, his parents and siblings, his wife and children, and Nathanial Hawthorne.

This Melville event, part of the Provincetown Public Library’s Moby-Dick week will be held in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room on Friday, April 26 at 7:00 pm, following that day’s readings.

More about Stephen Collins: Stephen Collins grew up in Cambridge and received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. After twenty plus years in a sales career, he is back doing what he truly loves – performing and teaching. Recently he has been teaching seminars on Whitman, Hardy, Shakespeare, Frost, and Contemporary Poetry at various locations.

He also works as a professionally licensed tour guide doing narrated historical tours of Boston. His Whitman performances have taken him all over the country. He now has eight one-man shows and seven courses where his teaching style has been described as a hybrid between lecture and performance.

For more information, visit www.unlaunchedvoices.com.


April 26, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Provincetown Public Library: Marc Jacobs Reading Room
356 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657 United States
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