Thursday
Aug282014

At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: Leo Tolstoy vs. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe! August 28

SPECIAL!!  1 Day + 2 Dead Writers

Passersby can choose either

Goethe or Leo Tolstoy!


AUGUST 28, 2014

LEO TOLSTOY (1828-1910)


Location:   Downtown Asheville NC

        4:15pm - 5:30pm

On the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link 

 

or Haywood St near Malaprops map link
or the "Iron" sculpture at Wall St & Battery Park Ave   map link
or near Wicked Weed & Mamacita's on Biltmore Ave map link


         7:30pm - 10:30pm

On the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link
or near Wicked Weed & Mamacita's on Biltmore Ave map link


(Please note:  The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances)

 

Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of works by this Russian novelist, short story writer, philosopher and social activist. The selection will then be read out loud to the Listener.

 

More information about Leo Tolstoy can be found at Wikipedia.

 

  

 

“And there in the middle, high above Prechistensky Boulevard, amidst a scattering of stars on every side but catching the eye through its closeness to the earth, its pure white light and the long uplift of its tail, shone the comet, the huge, brilliant comet of 1812, that popular harbinger of untold horrors and the end of the world. But this bright comet with its long, shiny tail held no fears for Pierre. Quite the reverse: Pierre’s eyes glittered with tears of rapture as he gazed up at this radiant star, which must have traced its parabola through infinite space at speeds unimaginable and now suddenly seemed to have picked its spot in the black sky and impaled itself like an arrow piercing the earth, and stuck there, with its strong upthrusting tail and its brilliant display of whiteness amidst the infinity of scintillating stars. This heavenly body seemed perfectly attuned to Pierre’s newly melted heart, as it gathered reassurance and blossomed into new life.”

 from "War and Peace" 



 

“I think... if it is true that
there are as many minds as there
are heads, then there are as many
kinds of love as there are hearts.”


from "Anna Karenina"


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