“Beat Generation” By Jack Kerouac
A Staged Reading with an All Female CastLiterary
In honor of Women’s History Month, Wordier Than Thou and several creative partners present a stage reading of Jack Kerouac’s “Beat Generation” featuring an all-female cast. By presenting his play with an all-female cast, this event tackles the misogyny of Kerouac and the Beat Generation.
Partners on the project include director/actor/writer Skyla Luckey, the Friends of Kerouac, and The [email protected]
Kerouac, author of “On the Road,” coined the phrase “Beat Generation.” The iconic writer famously spent his final years in St. Petersburg, where he was known for his visits to Haslam’s Bookstore and drinking at the Flamingo bar. He died at St. Anthony’s Hospital.
His play, also called “Beat Generation,” featured characters based on himself, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and others integral to the movement. The play was never staged in his lifetime and premiered after his death, years later in 2012, in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts.
Admission $10. Donations will go to support The [email protected]
Seating is limited to 20 people. Attendees must register in advance. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Masks required while inside The [email protected]