For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio

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About This Show

Affinity Company Theater in association with The Poetry Society of America presents two dramatic performances of the masterful poem, W. H. Auden’s, For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio in honor of the poet’s centenary.

Written in 1942 when the world was at war, this Christmas parable juxtaposes private meanings and religious liturgy, with a result that is simultaneously audacious and devotional. Directed and performed by Michael Cumpsty, featuring Craig Baldwin, Herb Foster, Jennifer Ikeda, George Morfogen, Michael Potts, Paul David Story, and Maria Tucci.

In the spirit of the holidays, each performance will benefit a non-profit program:

Sunday, December 9th at 7:30 PM
Classic Stage Company, 136 East 13th Street Benefit for Classic Stage Company’s Young Artist Development Program in collaboration with The Playwright’s Realm

Monday, December 10th at 7:30 PM
Symphony Space: Leonard Nimoy/Thalia, 2537 Broadway @95th Street
Benefit for The Poetry Society of America.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: December 9, 2007 Final Performance: December 10, 2007