In his 1915 masterpiece, Spoon River Anthology, Edgar Lee Masters created "epitaphs" for hundreds of colorful and mostly fictional personalities in an imaginary small town in Illinois.
One century later, the Madrone Theatre Company brought fifty of these unforgettable characters to life and Chad Worcester created a wonderful full-length video from several live performances.
Jois Harkness, Constance Jesser, Lea Ciavarelli Worcester
Ron Danko, Rob Hirschboeck, David Sours, David Gordon
Conceived, designed, and directed by Ron Danko
Music arranged and performed by David Gordon
Lighting design by Wayd Drake
Performance video filmed and produced by Chad Worcester
Our 2016 performances raised more than $8,000
to support Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery
and their historical "Meet the Pioneers" presentations.