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Name of Event: Marie Kohler appears at Boswell Book Company to talk about her play Boswell and to present scene readings from the play with director Laura Gordon and American Players Theatre actors Brian Mani and Ty Fanning.
Dates & Time: Monday, September 19, 6:30 pm
Description: Join Milwaukee-based playwright Marie Kohler as she visits Boswell Books for a presentation and dramatic scene reading from her play titled Boswell. Marie will share stories about the journey of her play Boswell from her discovery of his Journals in the library of her family home, to being inspired to write the first version of the play for Renaissance Theaterworks, to its successful run at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019 and now to its exciting opening Off-Broadway this fall. Boswell director Laura Gordon and accomplished American Player Theatre actors Brian Mani and Ty Fanning will join Marie and present scene readings from the play.
Kohler’s Boswell is set in the 1950s when an American graduate student discovers lost journals from James Boswell’s wild and woolly Tour of the Scottish Hebrides with Samuel Johnson. She falls in love with the lively narrative and the possibility of a more authentic life.
Location: Boswell Book Company; 2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI. 53211 Cost: The event is free to attend, but advance registration is required.
Click here to register at mariekohlermke.eventbrite.com
Website: Boswell Book Company
About Marie Kohler
Marie Kohler is a director, writer, actor, dramaturg and award-winning playwright. Kohler is a co-founder of Renaissance Theaterworks, where she served as Co-Artistic Director from 1993 – 2012 and Resident Playwright from 1993 – 2020. She is a freelance writer for local and national publications and has been Playwright Respondent and Director Respondent at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She was named Artist of the Year by the Milwaukee Arts Board in 2005 and Friend of the Arts in 2020. mariekohler.com/
About the play
The Edit gives Kohler’s play 4 stars and calls it: “an excellent example of history being brought to life, and it undoubtedly is a fabulous platform for the talent it showcases.” And from Broadway Baby, which also gives the play 4 stars: “There is an infectious energy and clear commitment to detail in this production: it is very well loved and immaculately researched . . . and playwright Marie Kohler certainly seems to enjoy the opportunities to draw out elements of bawdiness and humour to lighten the earnest literary tone.”
To learn more about Boswell and its Off-Broadway run this fall, please visit mariekohler.com/ for the latest updates.