Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fall Lecture Series:  Pontine Theatre, “Pretty Halcyon Days: On The Beach with Ogden Nash” 7 p.m. in the Research Library.

Ogden Nash, Portsmouth Athenaeum Proprietor, spent his summers on Little Boar’s Head in North Hampton, NH. Pontine Theatre’s Co-Artistic Directors, Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers, explore the ways in which Nash’s life on the New Hampshire seashore influenced his poems, giving insight into the man, his character and his ideas about family, society and nature. Greg Gathers holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has been designing and constructing Pontine’s sets, costumes and props since 1982. Marguerite Matthews, Founder of the Pontine Theatre, earned a theater degree in Communications from Michigan State University. She studied with Etienne Decroux at L’Ecole du Mime Corporeal in Paris, France, and with Thomas Leabhart at the University of Arkansas and Valley Studio.

Free to Athenaeum members; $10 general admission. Reservations are requested, since space is limited. Call (603)431-2538 for reservations.

The “Secrets & Treasures: 200 Years at the Portsmouth Athenaeum: lecture series is sponsored by UBS Financial Services