Everyone is invited!

THEO AND HIS BROTHER PAUL

A New Play in One Act by D. S. Weatherston
Staged Reading – Directed by Arthur Feinsod
Thursday, March 9 at 5:00 p.m.
The Indiana Theater, 683 Ohio Street, Terre Haute

5:00 p.m. – Doors open – Cash Bar
5:30 p.m. – “Early Dreiser” – A talk by Arthur Feinsod
6:00 p.m. – Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar
6:30 p.m. – Staged Reading of Theo and His Brother Paul
7:10 p.m. – Mingle with the Authors, Director and Actors

Tickets are $30.00 and may be purchased on-line through PayPal, in person at the Art Spaces Office, 669 Ohio Street, Terre Haute, or by calling         812-235-2801.

The performance of Theo and His Brother Paul is produced and performed by courtesy of Theater 7 and is sponsored by Arts Illiana, Big Picture, Casey’s General Stores, Inc., Indiana State University Department of English and Creative Writing Program, the Indiana Theater and Vigo County Historical Society.  

Proceeds from the event will support Courage in Language and Thought – The Dreiser Legacy, a new Art Spaces sculpture to honor Theodore Dreiser, to be placed adjacent to the north (Walnut Street) entrance of Vigo County Public Library. The artist selected for the project will be tasked with creating an energetic and broadly appealing work of art for people of all ages. Design and site details will be determined in partnership with the selected artist; the Art Spaces Site Selection and Acquisition Committee; Vigo County Public Library; and a landscape design professional.

Planning is under the guidance of the Art Spaces Cultural Trail Committee, which includes representatives from Art Spaces, Arts Illiana, Vigo County Historical Society, City of Terre Haute, Terre Haute Tribune-Star, Vigo County Public Library and a Dreiser scholar from Indiana State University.

Art Spaces and Vigo County Public Library are committed to jointly planning and providing ongoing programs to engage audience, foster new writing and community dialogue, and renew awareness and understanding of Dreiser and the lasting legacy of his works. As Dreiser wrote, “Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.”

Dreiser, who was born in Terre Haute in 1871, is widely considered to be the “Father of American Naturalism.” His work not only defined this movement but also inspired many important writers from his time to today.

Art Spaces previously honored Dreiser’s brother, composer Paul Dresser, with A Song for Indiana, a sculpture by Teresa Clark installed near the Paul Dresser Home in Fairbanks Park. The work honors Dresser, his song “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away,” (Indiana’s State Song since 1913) and the Wabash River. A sculpture celebrating Dreiser will further develop Terre Haute’s Cultural Trail.

The Staged Reading of Theo and His Brother Paul is produced and performed by courtesy of Theater 7 and is sponsored by Arts Illiana, Big Picture, Casey’s General Stores, Inc., Indiana State University Department of English and Creative Writing Committee, the Indiana Theater and Vigo County Historical Society.

The artist selected for the project will be tasked with creating an energetic and broadly appealing work of art for people of all ages. Design and site details will be determined in partnership with the selected artist; the Art Spaces Site Selection and Acquisition Committee; Vigo County Public Library; and a landscape design professional.

Planning is under the guidance of the Art Spaces Cultural Trail Committee, which includes representatives from Art Spaces, Arts Illiana, Vigo County Historical Society, City of Terre Haute, Terre Haute Tribune-Star, Vigo County Public Library and a Dreiser scholar from Indiana State University.

Art Spaces and Vigo County Public Library are committed to jointly planning and providing ongoing programs to engage audience, foster new writing and community dialogue, and renew awareness and understanding of Dreiser and the lasting legacy of his works. As Dreiser wrote, “Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.”