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Walt Whitman Celebration: More Or Less I Am

Bryant Park Latin Festival

Jun 1, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bryant Park
42nd Street & Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All


Celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of America’s most influential poet, Walt Whitman, with Compagnia de’ Colombari’s production More Or Less I Am, a music-theater piece drawn entirely from Walt Whitman’s revolutionary free verse long poem, “Song of Myself.” Involves fifteen performers of various ages, genders, and ethnicities (six instrumentalists and eight actor/singers, one child) plus members of the audience and local poets who have been asked to speak back to Walt in their own words. Some passages spoken and sung in Spanish, among many other languages.