Poetry, piano and pie for The Playhouse
Belfast — A fundraising evening performance of poetry, piano and dessert buffet is set for Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. at The Playhouse, where Mary Weaver has been putting on children's and adult plays for 20 years, 107 Church St.
Poet Elizabeth Garber will read from her new book of poems “True Affections: Poems from a Small Town” and pianist Clayton Clemetson will perform. Clemetson, who acted in many plays at The Playhouse, is an improvisational New Age style pianist and composer who lives in Belfast. Having just graduated from high school (as a homeschooler), Clemetson is taking a gap year to do intensive musical study and go biking in New Zealand before going to college to major in music. His passion is to compose music for films, and this fall he is taking an online course from Berklee College of Music in that subject.
Garber’s children were in many plays at The Playhouse. Her poems are grounded in distinctive life moments in a town, on islands, from childhood and capture a variety of voices. Garber is the author of two other collections of poetry, “Listening Inside the Dance” (2005) and “Pierced by the Seasons” (2004). Three of her poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on “The Writer’s Almanac,” and “Feasting” was included in his “Good Poems for Hard Times” anthology.
Suggested donation of $20 includes a free copy of Garber’s book, concert and dessert. Seating is limited, so call The Playhouse at 338-5777 to reserve a space.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.