The Mary Anne K. & William R. Jr. Anderson Foundation Presents


January 25 - 27, 2019

Performed by Catherine Glynn*
Directed by Lee Gundershiemer

Inspired by the poetry of William Butler Yeats, the dance of Martha Graham and teachings of Maxine Greene, this hilarious and moving one-woman show is part classroom experience, part documentary, chronicling the life of the fictitious rogue substitute English teacher Myrna Davenport. 

Miss Myrna Davenport's Poetry in Motion, featuring performing artist Catherine Glynn, is loosely based on Ms. Glynn's legacy of English teachers in her own family. Miss Myrna uses any and all creative means necessary—dance, music, magical metaphors, social media—to inspire her "students." This unconventional and delightful ninety-minute show reminds us how poetry put in motion has the power to wake us up and enrich our stagnant lives.

"I LOVED it!! Glynn's chameleon-like changes of character were amazing and reflect enormous skill." — Jane Skinner Peck, Artistic Director, History Alive!

“Miss Myrna Davenport’s Poetry in Motion is a fusion of The Prime of Miss Jean Brody and The Dead Poet’s Society.”   — Lee Gundersheimer, Director

*Member, Actors Equity Association

$24 —  General Admission
$22 — Seniors
$15 — Students and Teachers
A limited number of $10 Economic Accessibility tickets are available online. If not sold out, a limited number of pay as able tickets will be available at the door.
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Performance Schedule
January 25, 7:30pm
January 26, 7:30pm
January 27, 4pm

Age Recommendation
Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Run Time
90 minutes, no intermission.

Contact Open Eye at audienceservices@openeyetheatre.org or 612-874-6338 for accessibility information, including ASL reservation.

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