Rehearsal Playground

Week #14: Hard Knock Knowlt

Happy Saturday, friends. Welcome to EA’s Rehearsal Playground. Each week we’ll celebrate our Mainstage material and capture graveyard echoes emanating from EA’s Spoon River.

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Graveyard Echoes

The Spoon River Anthology (Edgar Lee Masters)

Knowlt Hoheimer

I was the first fruits of the battle of Missionary Ridge.
When I felt the bullet enter my heart
I wished I had staid at home and gone to jail
For stealing the hogs of Curl Trenary,
Instead of running away and joining the army.
Rather a thousand times the county jail
Than to lie under this marble figure with wings,
And this granite pedestal Bearing the words, “Pro Patria.”
What do they mean, anyway?


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Cinema Elysium Presents

It’s The Hard Knock Life

Annie (1982)

Weekly Character Challenges

March - July: EA’s Spoon River
August - November: Anton Chekhov’s Plays

Monthly Mainstage Rehearsal Projects

March - May: O. Henry
June - August: Oz
September - November: Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Tale

ALL NEW: Weekly Character Challenge

This month we’re setting our sights on the deepest core of character connection.

Expressing the essential beauty of your character’s soul.

Earning the opportunity of a … deathtime.

This week … The Dance of Undeath.

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