Event Date/Time: Apr 01, 2007
A theatrical event of significance for our time will take place on Sunday, April 1, 2:30 PM, at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in SoHo. It is "Ethics Is a Living Thing!”--the Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company’s dramatic production of Eli Siegel's 1970 lecture on Robert Southey's Wat Tyler: A Poetic Drama." This short play of 1794 about the first English revolutionary--which will be performed in its entirety--and the historic lecture about it by poet and critic Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism, have answers that people need urgently now!
"The neatest presentation of the rights of the people is in this play," says Mr. Siegel, of this drama about the historic Peasants' Rebellion of 1381: “In its way, Wat Tyler is a miniature masterpiece.” More than ever, people are concerned about the ethical matters that Mr. Siegel shows are central in Wat Tyler: the relation of wealth and poverty; labor and profit; and this question first asked by Eli Siegel, which our whole country needs to ask now--"What does a person deserve by being a person?"
The Aesthetic Realism Foundation is located at 141 Greene Street, in SoHo. There is a suggested contribution of $12. Seating is on a first-arrival basis, or call 212.777.4490 for reservations; and visit www.AestheticRealism.org .