Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Second Inaugural

Thank you for your attention. It is time for the Second Inaugural Edition of the F.W. Thomas Performances, being a monthly literary variety show featuring live presentations from area writers, artists and musicians.

The event is being held in the Main Stage at the Warehouse Theater on Monday May 15 at 7:30PM. Admission is $3. The Warehouse Theater is located at 1017-1021 7th Street NW. It is a short walk from the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro. Phone is 202 783 3933.

The May event will feature:
  • Louis Bayard, author of the forthcoming novel, "The Pale Blue Eye," and a contributor of reviews and essays to New York Times, the Washington Post and the Washington City Paper, reading from his new book.

  • A. Clarke Bedford, artist and art conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum, presenting excerpts from "William Tecumseh Sherman & The Venus of Willendorf: The Suburban Years."

  • Frederic Frommer, reporter for the Associated Press and author of "The Washington Nationals: 1859 to Today," discussing the history of Negro League baseball in the nation's capital.

  • T.M. Lowery, F.W. Thomas artist-in-residence and creator of the Skeleton Kids, presenting new work.

  • James S. Rosen, Fox News Correspondent and author of the forthcoming "The Strong Man: John Mitchell, Nixon and Watergate" will reveal for the first time ever, the Secret Archives of the Planet of the Apes.
The F.W. Thomas Performances will be hosted and introduced by yours truly, Adam Mazmanian, a writer living in D.C. and a contributor to the Washington City Paper.

The series is named for F.W. Thomas (1811-1866), the attorney, novelist, satirist, polemicist, poet, journalist, government employee and a close friend of Edgar Allan Poe who thought it would be a fine idea to use his influence with President Tyler to obtain a government job for Poe.

In so many ways, the career of F. W. Thomas captures the enterprising, creative spirit that abides in the District of Columbia to this day. It is unjust that his legacy pass unremembered into the mists of bureaucratic history. There is some mostly-factual information on the career of the esteemed Mr. Thomas available here.

For more information on the F.W. Thomas Performances and/or the individual performers, please contact:
Adam Mazmanian at mazmanian@mindspring.com

3 comments:

Mr. Thomas said...
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Mudsugar said...

Looking forward to round two. We plugged the event on our site. You can read it here.

Mark Johnson said...

Scintilating! Definitely looking forward to the next performance.