‘Hemingway’s Ghost’ debuts at Loudon theater
LOUDON (WATE) – Author and journalist Ernest Miller Hemingway influenced countless of generations before committing suicide in 1961.
A Loudon playwright is bringing the Hemingway’s ghost to life in a new play. The one man play, “Hemingway’s Ghost,” will be performed by Robert Harrison Friday through Sunday at the Lyrics theater in Downtown Loudon.
Playwright and Director Robert Cranny said in the play Hemingway will get to address his critics and state his case. He says the audience will meet the man who was loved and despised by his critics and imitators. His ghost will talk about his life, fears, demons, successes, joys and ultimate exhaustion.
“The dialogue feels like a confession,” said Harrions. “Hemingway finally gets a chance to search for understanding.”
After the performance, The Tennessee Suicide Prevention NEtwork (TSPN) will hold a panel discussion for families dealing with issues surrounding suicide. “Suicide is often seen as a taboo word,” said Scott Payne, TSPN regional coordinator. “But in reality, the danger is not the word itself, but the silence around it.”
Cranny has authored three novels, including “The Storm,” “Faces Along the Bar,” and “The White Deer – A Mystical Irish Tale.” He has also worked on the movies “Alphabet City” and “Curse of the Starving Class,” and written several plays.
“It is intense, and touches on the universal themes of machoism, insecurity, loss, happiness and anger,” said Cranny. “It is an irreverent rough ride through a driven life of emotional highs and lows.”
Tickets are $15 and are available online or in person at Cornerstone Boutique and Miss Marie’s. The play is recommended for ages 14 and up due to strong and sexual language.