Black Box Series - CROSSING BOUNDARIES: STORYTELLING THROUGH POETRY, STAGE AND MUSIC



  • Salem THeatre (map)
  • 90 Lafayette St
  • Salem, MA, 01970
  • United States

Confluence, the duo of Poet J.D. Scrimgeour and musician Philip Swanson, delivers compelling storytelling through narrative, long-form poetry, underscored by contemporary piano. 


This evening features a 30-minute narrative poem, "The Baby," written by Scrimgeour and scored by Swanson. "The Baby" explores a multi-generational family secret beginning at the turn of the 20th century in a Greek mountain village, where a woman becomes pregnant while her husband is away; secrets follow the family to America, and mystery and questions are carried through generations. 


The evening also includes award-winning Salem State actor James Wechsler performing Scrimgeour's dramatic monologue, "Territory," about a young gay man abandoned by his family. As in "The Baby," the story explores the repercussions of society's prejudices on families and individuals.
It is recommended to get tickets ahead of time. Seating is limited: http://crossingboundaries.brownpapertickets.com/