Marlboro College

News Poet F.D. Reeve Stages Reading of The Puzzle Master, January 21

Marlboro, VT -- (January 10, 2011) -- Marlboro College will host a staged reading of F.D. Reeve's epic poem, The Puzzle Master, at 7:00pm on Friday, January 21 in the Whittemore Theater.

The Puzzle Master is a dramatic verse retelling of the Daedalus-Icarus story. Mark Genzsler and Lucas Rosenthal will voice the father-son pair of Delling and Ingram adapted from the title characters of the Greek myth. Other roles include Emily Cox as Arabella (Ariadne), Laura Stevenson as Queen Prue (Pasiphae), Edmund Brelsford as the leader of the Caribe chorus and Reeve himself as a chorus member. Visual images used in the performance were created by Stuart Nudelman, director of the Ogunquit Art Gallery.

F.D. Reeve published the poem as part of the 2010 collection, The Puzzle Master and other Poems (NYQ Books). Reeve has published three dozen books of poetry, fiction, criticism and translation, and is a recipient of the New England Poetry Club's "Golden Rose" award and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2002, he retired from teaching English and Russian literature, having held posts at Columbia, Wesleyan, Yale and Oxford University during his forty year career.

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Marlboro College public relations office at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. In the event of inclement weather, call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

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