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Living Literature Performance of “The Wright Brothers”

April 14, 2016 - 11:52am -- sshea

Living Literature will present a 50- minute readers’ theater-style rendition of Pulitzer Prize winner

David McCullough’s book “The Wright Brothers” at Rochambeau Library on Saturday, April 23, at 1:00PM. The book was selected by Rhode Island Center for the Book as the title for this year’s One Book, One State community read program, Reading Across Rhode Island.

“The Wright Brothers” tells the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright, who built the world’s first successful airplane and pioneered human flight. McCullough’s book draws on more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story. The performers/readers will be Sharon Carpentier, Brian Platt and Dave Rabinow.

Living Literature is an association of Rhode Island performing artists, celebrating the written word through readers’ theatre style performances of nondramatic literature throughout southeastern New England. The “Wright Brothers” presentation is a product of the partnership between the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities' EnRICHment Program and the RI Center for the Book's Reading Across Rhode Island.