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Performance: Meet Mr. Yeats

April 9, 2015
Fullerton Hall
Free with museum admission

A cast of well-known local actors - Matthew Brumlow, LaShawn Banks, Suzanne Petri and John Mohrlein - brings to life the dramatic biography and gripping words of Irish poet William Butler Yeats on the occasion of the 150th anniversary year of his birth and the exhibition Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840. Son of a well-known Irish painter, Yeats was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.

Meet Mr. Yeats, written by Bernard Sahlins, features seminal poems, ranging from the serene “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” to the terrifying “The Second Coming.” The performers will delve into the details of his complex love life, follow his dabbling in the occult, and explore his founding of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.  

Registration is not required for this program. For additional upcoming concerts, please visit the concerts and performances calendar.

Presented with the Poetry Foundation and the Consulate General of Ireland

William Butler Yeats, 1914. Image courtesy of the Poetry Foundation.