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The Misdirection of Henry Walker

  • Swain Studio 6 Theater
  • We are pleased to invite you to a public reading ofThe Misdirection of Henry Walker
    Adapted by Rob Hamilton
    March 29 & 30 at 8 PM in Swain Studio 6 Theater
    FREE and Open to the PublicIn the vernacular of magicians everywhere; nothing is as it appears.Daniel Wallace’s Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician tells of the tragedy of Henry Walker, a sideshow magician who has spent his life trying to regain everything he thinks he lost, only to lose, in the end, himself. This stage adaptation — The Misdirection of Henry Walker — when produced will use puppets to best illustrate the ever-shifting perception of reality that drives Henry’s narrative.

    Featuring Steve Dobbins, Mary Forester, Anna Marie Gutierrez, Nilan Johnson, Doug Pass, Rajeev Rajendran, Leslie Shuman, Allen Tedder, and Mike Wiley.

    You are invited to be a part of a new and exciting work for live performance prior to a planned production next season: audience feedback from these readings will be instrumental in The Misdirection of Henry Walker’s ongoing development.

    Rob Hamilton is Lecturer/Designer/TD for Communication Studies at UNC. His adaptation of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress was cited for Best Adaptation and Best Production Design by the Independent Weekly, and he will be appearing in the world premiere of Basil Twist’s The Rite of Spring at Memorial Hall April 12 & 13.

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