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SONG OF MYSELF: John O’Keefe interprets Walt Whitman:

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SONG OF MYSELF: John O’Keefe interprets Walt Whitman:

May 8 @ 10:00 am May 9 @ 9:00 pm

Filmed by William Farley at “The Marsh”

“A mesmerizing vocal alchemist, O’Keefe seems both to disappear into the poem and to engulf us in its richness of imagery. He parses sounds and phrases with such dulcet clarity that we feel the leaves of grass stir at our own feet.

The actor transcends his own impish middle-aged presence, blurring the lines between himself and the work until the simplicity and purity of the recitation take on a sense of sacred purpose. This is solo show as incantation, a little beacon of humanity shining in the digital eclipse.” San Jose Mercury News

John O’Keefe’s work is like tripping on a psychotropic drug: The world keeps revealing itself in ways you never imagined… wondrous, terrifying, hurtling us into the unknown at the speed of light.”  Tony Taccone, Artistic Director, Berkeley Rep

“Mr. O’Keefe can snare his audience with his imagistic audacity and demonic narrative momentum with the gut-grabbing pull of a horror movie.”Ben Brantley, New York Times

Free to the Public: Donations to Venue and/or Artist are appreciated through links provided

Filmed by William Farley at “The Marsh”

To find out more about John and his work go to:

presented by

Off Center for the Dramatic Arts

47 Front Street
Burlington VT, VT 05401 United States
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produced by the Vermont International Performance Salon

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