Saturday October 19, 2019

7:00 pm

Magdalena, NM

Magdalena Stage presents a one-man show about Walt Whitman. “Multitudes,” written by Valerie Haugen Nuzzo and Kim Nuzzo, has made the rounds on the Western Slope of Colorado over the last year along with a slot at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Magdalena Stage is bringing it to town this fall at kind of a small array, 106 N. Main in Magdalena, Saturday, October 19, 7 PM.

The hour long one-man show, with Kim Nuzzo as Whitman, recounts the poet’s life — his time as a journalist, his struggles with his sexuality, his transformative time as a nurse during the Civil War and the composition of the timeless poems in “Leaves of Grass.” The book, which began as 12 poems published after his father’s death in 1855 and grew to 400 by the end of Whitman’s life in 1892, is a sprawling work of genius that gave us “Song of Myself” and “Song of the Open Road,” “I Sing the Body Electric” and “I Hear America Singing,” “O Captain! My Captain!” and defined the American spirit.

In their play, the Nuzzos sought to solve — or at least explore — the mystery of how Whitman became Whitman.

$15 adults / $10 students at the door. Seating is limited. Call or text Caralyn Snyder at 505 452 6803 to reserve your place.

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