|The (rotten) Nome King (no 'G')|
Night of Fairy Tales: A Wonderful Reading of Oz
Friday, April 25, 20146-8 p.m.
Come travel with us from Kansas to The Emerald City through film, art, music, and stories in an evening celebrating the 75th anniversary of the movie The Wizard of Oz. This event features readings from L. Frank Baum’s wonderful Oz series, on which the movie was based. Excerpts feature—of course—beloved Dorothy and her “meat dog,” as Toto’s referred to early on in this weird little book. And have you heard about Queen Zixi of Ix, the Patchwork Girl, King Rinkitink, and the Shaggy Man? They’re featured at Night of Fairy Tales too!
Readers include University of Arizona students and faculty. Visual ephemera—and video commentaries from poets, actors, economists, and others—will accompany the readings.
Please join us for a Wonderful Reading of Oz and find yourself spellbound by Oz, as by poppies in a vast field.
Dessert reception, games, and music will follow the reading at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Registration is strongly encouraged.From Fairy Tale Review:
|The Patchwork Girl & Woozy|
Some of you may remember last year’s debut Night of Fairy Tales: A Very Grimm Reading. This year, we’re celebrating the 75th anniversary of film with a reading from the original books by L. Frank Baum, on which the movie was based. Excerpts feature–of course–beloved Dorothy and her “meat dog,” as Toto’s referred to early on in this weird little book. But have you heard about Queen Zixi of Ix, the Patchwork Girl, King Rinkitink, and the Shaggy Man? They’re featured atNight of Fairy Tales too!
Local to Tucson, the event will take place tomorrow night (Friday, April 25th) at the UA Poetry Center and will feature readings by UA faculty and students, special guests Brent Hendricks and Timothy Schaffert, along with live music from the Greasy Light Orkestra, and food from Amelia Grey’s Cafe & Catering.
As with last year’s event, we expect a magical evening, filled with wonderment and awe, but also some due seriousness and a critical look at the legacy of L. Frank Baum’s seminal Oz series.