Poetry in America: “Finishing The Hat” by Stephen Sondheim
Presented by The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture and Poetry in America
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 @ 7:30PM
The Sheen Center brings the “Poetry in America” experience from PBS to the stage of the Loreto Theater. Focusing on Stephen Sondheim’s song “Finishing The Hat” from Sunday in the Park with George, this event will celebrate the work of Sondheim through performance of his songs and discussion of the lyrics to this one song. “Poetry in America” host Elisa New welcomes Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico and New Yorker staff writer and author Adam Gopnik. Errico, who has starred in Sunday in the Park, will perform accompanied by musical director Tedd Firth.
“Poetry in America” is a new series produced by Verse Video Education and presented by WGBH, airing nationally on PBS. Every half-hour episode offers the viewer a fully immersive experience in hearing, reading, and discussing a single American poem by gathering distinguished interpreters from all walks of life to explore and debate unforgettable American works. Athletes, poets, politicians, musicians, architects, scientists, actors, entrepreneurs, and citizens of all ages join together with host and Harvard professor Elisa New to experience and share the power of poetry.