While Inge calls the play a comedy, this is a serious comedy and the themes that hold the play together are not about the extremes of human nature and behavior, but rather about those things that bring us together and, ultimately, keep us apart.
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What makes Milwaukee? Theater. Words. Photography. In fact, Milwaukee Chamber Theater's production of A Thousand Words, written by Gwendolyn Rice, is what is making Milwaukee right now.
by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but can it ever do justice to the ghosts caught in the frame? Should we even care, as long as the resulting images entertain - and sell?
by Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; "A Thousand Words," Gwendolyn Rice's new play inspired by the great photographer Walker Evans, takes place in Kansas and New York, and involves Cuba. But the Madison playwright's Wisconsin work experiences raised crucial questions she pursues in the play.
WUWM's Bonnie North interviews A THOUSAND WORDS playwright Gwendolyn Rice!
Watch John McGivern's "Footlights Minute" interview with actress Molly Rhode!
by Jenna Kashou, Inside Milwaukee.com; Just as life can be unexpected, inspiration can also happen at serendipitous or seemingly irrelevant moments. Like reading a newspaper, for example. An article about a set of old photographs by a Depression-era photographer, propelled Madison-based playwright Gwen Rice into a research frenzy back in 2004.
Check out this new preview video for A THOUSAND WORDS featuring footage from the Madison production and interviews with director Jennifer Uphoff Gray and actors Georgina McKee & Molly Rhode. (Click more info to watch)
“There is no single work of art or literature that summarizes the deep concern with poverty in the 1930s. The work of documentary photographers like Walker Evans may come the closest, in part because the unvarnished humanity of their subjects seemed to transcend its historical moment.” ~Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression, by Morris Dickstein