Monday, February 9, 2009

Ana Elsner shows Poetry as Theater

Co-producer and director Ana Elsner is proud to present

check it out

Three Nights of Performance Poetry


Showcasing Thirteen Distinguished Poets

on March 5, 12 and 19, 2009


This special three-part poetry series is designed to appeal to a large and diverse audience, targeting especially all those who are newcomers to poetry events.

It highlights select poets whose unique voices represent a sampling of the vibrant contemporary poetry scene.
If you reside in, or will be visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, you are invited and encouraged to attend this exciting and dynamic event.
: V e n u e :

The Randall Museum Theater in Corona Heights Park, 199 Museum Way at Roosevelt Way.

Maplink: Click here to see map

Free parking lot.
Muni #37

Call 1-415-554-9600 for directions.

Wheelchair accessible.

: P r o g r a m :

- First Night: "View Point Vistas"
on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 7pm,
with featured poets Jerry Ferraz, Charlie Getter, Don Brennan, Rosemary Manno;
special musical guest Betsy Stein, violin;
hosted by Stephen Kopel

- Second Night: "Passion Unveiled"
on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 7pm,
with featured poets Stephen Kopel, Jari Bradley, Christopher Bernard, Joan Gelfand;
special musical guest Don Prell, acoustic bass;
directed and hosted by Ana Elsner

- Third Night: "Lasting Impressions"
on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 7pm,
with featured poets Ana Elsner, Al Averbach, Richard Beban, Lunation (Clara Hsu and Bill Mercer);
hosted by Stephen Kopel

-Admission to all events is free-

: S p o n s o r :

The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department


: Photo Montage of the PASSION UNVEILED Show :

(art work ©Ana Elsner)


A Word in Your Ear

"In an age when city coffers are depleted and public and community venues and facilities such as the San Francisco Public Libraries, SFPL, the San Francisco Free Civic Theater, SFFCT, director Glenn Havlan, several neighborhood rec centers and many other free city-run programs are being threatened with cut-backs, it is especially important to come out in support of local literary and community events before they vanish forever.

The Randall Theater Poetry Series is one such program. Attending one, two or all three of the poetry shows will not only inform and entertain you, but will also send a message to the appropriate city agencies that events such as these are in demand, are vital to the local community and deserve continued funding.

Yes, we are soliciting your engagement and presence at these three shows, not just for the benefit of the featured poets and musicians who are giving so generously of their time and talent without monetary compensation, but also to help us make an important point.

So go ahead, jump on our (poetry) bandwagon. There's room for all of us!

Thank you."

- Ana Elsner
Poet, Producer and Patron of the Arts
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: P E R F O R M E R S :

A Panoply Of Personalities


Christopher BernardJari BradleyRichard BebanAl AverbachClara HsuBill MercerJoan GelfandJerry FerrazStephen KopelPoet, director and host Ana ElsnerDon BrennanAna Elsner's musical guest: bassist Don Prell


Click here to see
The Cast


Click to see highlights of Elsner's past events and appearances


Anonymous said...

Having attended the first program in this series on March 5th, I am looking forward to attending the second night as well. The eclectic assortment of poets and poetic styles, plus the varied musicians that co-producers Ana Elsner and Stephen Kopel have chosen for this series offers those attending a most interesting and enjoyable experience in the perfect setting of the Randall Museum Theatre.

nicole savage,
S.F. Heart

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a wonderful evening of poetry at the Randall Museum Theater - it was very classy and well done. See you at the next one!


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