Performance dates are October 14 – Saturday, November 21; Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM (EST). At the moment, only the opening date is listed for ticket purchasing, but all other dates will be added after NOTHING MATTERS has been uploaded to YouTube, and we have the specific YouTube url for this play. We hope to have the play uploaded by October 10 at the latest. When purchasing tickets, the specific YouTube url will appear on your ticket for the specific performance. For those who purchased tickets on opening night before the play has been uploaded, the YouTube url will be sent to you via e-mail. Tickets are $15.00.
The setting is Ambrose Bierce's apartment in Washington D.C. in 1898. A poet merely asks his advice about poetry, and receives an insight into the Civil War, journalism, and politics. Bierce's philosophy can be summed up in two words: "Nothing Matters." But of course, many things mattered to him very much. As a journalist, he was known for getting at the truth, no matter who was harmed, and many scholars believe he wrote one of the best short stories ever written, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge."
East Lynne Theater Company premiered NOTHING MATTERS in 2000 starring J. M. McDonough and Patti Chambers, before playwright/performer Dave Geible took it on the road with The Wyoming Shakespeare Company. Dave has now visited the script again with director Gayle Stahlhuth, with James Rana now taking on the role of Bierce.
This is a fully staged Actor's Equity production that will be available on ELTC's YouTube Channel, https://www.tinyurl.com/ELTCYouTube, after it has been filmed and edited.