We return to our popular Southern Literary Salon for a touch of the tropical during our Winter season.
TSC presents Ernest Hemingway in Key West inside and outside at Melia and Drew Murphy’s gracious Germantown home on Friday, February 26 from 6:00-8:00pm.
Sponsored by Tom’s Bar-B-Q, the evening features fun food, conversation, thirty minutes or so of readings from Hemingway’s works, and a bottomless tumbler of one of Hemingway’s favorite boat drinks. Tickets are $55 and include all of the above while they last.
Curated and read by TSC founder and producing artistic director Dan McCleary, Hemingway in Key West will employ text from among Hemingway’s Key-inspired works, including A Farewell to Arms, To Have and Have Not, Death in the Afternoon, Winner Take Nothing short stories, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, and the posthumously published Islands in the Stream.
“When Hemingway and second wife Pauline Pfeiffer of Piggott, Arkansas, moved to Key West in 1928, they were really in the middle of nowhere,” says McCleary. “Closer to pirates and Cuba than the continental U.S. In short order then, is second son was born, traumatically, and his father committed suicide. Shortly thereafter, his masterwork A Farewell to Arms was published, establishing Papa’s literary legacy and inspiring him to use his time in the keys, and on the waters between there and Cuba and Bimini, to experiment with the American literary narrative form that would ultimately lead to his Nobel Prize.”
TSC’s Season Sponsors include Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund, Nancy Copp, FedEx Corporation, Independent Bank, International Paper, Rose M. Johnston, Ernest and Pat Kelly, Jr., Milton T. Schaeffer, Margaret and Owen Tabor, Ann and Wellford Tabor, and Tennessee Arts Commission.
General Admission tickets are on sale now, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at TSC’s office located within The Shops at Forest Hill at 3092 Village Shops Drive, Germantown, TN 38138 (near Target); by calling 901-759-0604, or by going on-line to www.tnshakespeare.org (Twitter: @tnshakespeare).
Salon performances are general admission. Free parking. No refunds or exchanges. Credit card charges require a $1 per-ticket fee. Programs and schedules are subject to change with notice.