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Robert Frost: This Verse Business

Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont Street

April 23 – April 28 2024

“A seamless piece of theatre which Clapp delivers with authentic New England wit and charm…a must see!” – Broadway World

“The power of poetry and the art of acting are on exquisite display … Gordon Clapp’s performance as the great American poet Robert Frost is a revelation.” — David Strathairn

Emmy-winner (NYPD Blue), IRNE-winner (Man in the Ring), and Tony-nominee, Gordon Clapp, stars as poet Robert Frost, who “barded” around the country for nearly 50 years giving sold-out talks to mixed crowds of poetry readers and non-readers alike. Arguably the nation’s first superstar poet, he quipped, “What began in obscurity is ending in a blaze of publicity.”

A beguiling rascal on the platform, the poet “re-lives” his verse from memory, relates his “wild surmises” on science, politics, and religion, and speaks to the purpose and meaning of art. Then, inviting us home, he drops his mask, shares losses and regrets, considers the sources of his poetic inspiration, and picks up his pencil.

By: A.M. Dolan

Directed by: Gus Kaikkonen

“A seamless piece of theatre which Clapp delivers with authentic New England wit and charm…a must see!” – Broadway World

“The power of poetry and the art of acting are on exquisite display … Gordon Clapp’s performance as the great American poet Robert Frost is a revelation.” — David Strathairn

Emmy-winner (NYPD Blue), IRNE-winner (Man in the Ring), and Tony-nominee, Gordon Clapp, stars as poet Robert Frost, who “barded” around the country for nearly 50 years giving sold-out talks to mixed crowds of poetry readers and non-readers alike. Arguably the nation’s first superstar poet, he quipped, “What began in obscurity is ending in a blaze of publicity.”

A beguiling rascal on the platform, the poet “re-lives” his verse from memory, relates his “wild surmises” on science, politics, and religion, and speaks to the purpose and meaning of art. Then, inviting us home, he drops his mask, shares losses and regrets, considers the sources of his poetic inspiration, and picks up his pencil.

By: A.M. Dolan

Directed by: Gus Kaikkonen

Duration

80 minutes with no intermission

SUITABLE AGE: 14+

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Calderwood Pavilion/BCA, 527 Tremont St

The Calderwood Pavilion contains the Wimberly Theatre, the Roberts Studio Theatre, the Carol G. Deane Hall, and the Nicholas Martin Hall. You should navigate to the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA if you are seeing a show in any of those aforementioned spaces.

Directions and parking for the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA

Google Maps directions to 527 Tremont St, Boston MA 02116

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