At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: William Saroyan, August 31

AUGUST 31, 2014


Location:   Downtown Asheville NC @ LAAFF

(Lexington Ave Arts & Fun Festival)

Time:         4:30pm - 9:30pm 

Just north of the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link




 Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of works by this American dramatist and novelist who won the Pulitizer Prize for Drama in 1940 and won the Academy Award for Best Story in 1943 for the Hollywood film adaptation made of his novel The Human Comedy starring the then 22 year old Mickey Rooney. (video clip below)

Their selection will then be read out loud to the passerby.



More information about William Saroyan can be found at Wikipedia and at The William Saroyan Society and at this literary site from Finland. 



“I’m not going to try to comfort you,” he said. “I know I can’t. Nothing can.


But try to remember that a good man can never die.You will see your brother many times again – in the streets, at home, in all the places of the town.


The person of man may go, but he best part of hims stays. It stays forever.”


from "The Human Comedy"




Lionel & Ullyses in The Library Scene from "The Human Comedy" (1943)

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