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Sunday, September 30 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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Multitudes is an hour and ten minute long, original one-man play about the Father of American Poetry, Walt Whitman. The play was written by Kim and Valerie Nuzzo and has been performed throughout Colorado in theaters, at literary events and educational institutions; it is a featured event this July at Writing the Rockies Conference at Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. 

Kim Nuzzo gives a sustained performance of Walt looking back on his life, and Valerie Nuzzo's script is faithful to Walt's own writings. They 'borrowed the best' of Walt's deeply felt experiences as a nurse in the Civil War (harrowing), his loves and lovers (delicately done), and his published views as an abolitionist. 

With white hair and beard and period suit, Kim carries us along as a raconteur blending facts and poetry and vigorous acts. If you didn't know, or care, anything about America's most radical poet before, you will emerge richer for having seen this event.

The play ran for one week at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2017. It addresses death, slavery, sexuality, the Civil War and Whitman’s poetic vision of democratic ideals.

This is the ONLY ticketed event for the Montana Book Festival 2018. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door.


Kim Nuzzo

Zephyr Stage

Sunday September 30, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Dana Gallery 246 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802, USA

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