Yesterday evening I attended a "Meeting of the Minds" a performance of the lively art of conversation at Centuries and Sleuths in Forest Park.
It was a delighful, incitful evening. Where else would you hear Bram Stoker, Ellen Terry, Oscar Wilde, George B. Shaw and G.K Chesterton discuss their life, beliefs, reasons for writing, successes, failures, even their own deaths. The amount of research that went into this production was amazing.
I learned a great more about G.K Chesterton than just his stories about Father Brown. I did not know who Ellen Terry was. Now I do. She was a celebrated and a leading actress of her time.
There were four performance, and all were sold out, and I can understand why. The cast in character answered questions from the audience, not once did anyone miss a beat.
August Paul Aleksy III, the proud owner of Centuries and Sleuths, does this presentation of the lively art of conversation annually. Selecting different historical figures each year. I can't wait to see who is headlining next year.
Centuries and Sleuths is located at 7419 W. Madison St Forest park, IL. It is not only a wonderful, intimate book store, but so much more...
Till next Saturday or Sunday,
A Hotel in Paris
Echelon Press June 2008