He was more myth than man. His fiction was more plausible than his life. The four women, whom he would love, marry, and abandon knew him better than he knew himself. His name was Ernest Hemingway, perhaps the most famous writer of the 20th century. Introducing Hemingway’s Wife, an original musical telling Hemingway’s life story through his relationship with the women in his life.
Book, music, and lyrics by Erin Murray Quinlan, Hemingway’s Wife is a lovely, sweet, powerful, and funny play about one of the 20th Century’s most complicated figures. The play will have its world premiere on May 29 at the Players Ring Theater in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The show runs for three weekends, ending with a matinee performance on Sunday, June 14, at 3 pm.
There’s a very cool interview with Erin Murray Quinlan, and Gary Locke, the Director, which you can find here.
Musicals, especially musicals which take place over four decades and across five continents, are expensive. Hemingway’s Wife needs to raise $2000 to pay for musicians, costumes, and props. Without it, the show the creators envisioned, and you deserve to see, won't fully emerge.
For every $25 donated, you can receive a CD of the play’s original score, recorded in mid-May by the original cast. For $50, you will receive the compact disc, and a special collection of The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway, autographed by cast members. For every donation of $10, you can have a signed poster. Your name will also be published in our program, and you will be entered to win one of several special books donated and signed by generous friends of the production. We’ll announce those books and authors in future updates, as the production gets closer.
To become a part of our campaign, or to learn more, please go here. And, please, spread the word!
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