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Mark Rylance & Friends: Shakespeare and the Battle of Homestead

Thursday, July 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

Mark Rylance and Friends perform at The Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead to acknowledge the 125th Anniversary of the 1892 Battle of Homestead, when thousands of locked-out steel workers and townspeople clashed with Pinkerton guards hired by Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie. Rylance calls it “a story worthy of Shakespeare.” Actor-activist–playwright Rylance comes back to Pittsburgh to perform some of his favorite speeches from Shakespeare, as well as revisiting resonant words, characters, songs and situations leading up to 1892, joining with his co-writer Peter Reder, local actors and musicians.
Rylance calls it “a story worthy of Shakespeare.”“I came to Pittsburgh in 2003 looking for a new play worthy of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater,” says Rylance, “I discovered a story worthy of this globe (planet Earth) we hope to continue living on. It has obsessed me ever since.” An Evening With Mark Rylance And Friends, to be held at the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead, features Rylance, performing his favorite Shakespeare speeches, and joined by co-writer Peter Reder, local actors and musicians to share spoken words and songs that honor the events of this pivotal 1892 labor conflict.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017
7:30 pm
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The Battle of Homestead Foundation


Homestead Carnegie Library
510 E 10th Ave
Munhall, PA 15120 United States
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