Kerouac's Last Call

History / Heritage - Performance

Thursday, June 22, 2023
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Fletcher Auditorium

4th Wall Stage Company and Worcester Historical Museum present a night with the Beat Generation and a staged reading of: KEROUAC'S LAST CALL by PATRICK FENTON

Audience members are invited to a "farewell party" as Jack Kerouac takes leave of his home in Northport, NY, to travel to St Petersburg, Florida for the final chapter of his life. What a strange trip, indeed, for the best-selling author of "On the Road," the book that launched thousands of journeys for disillusioned youth worldwide.

The proclaimed "King of the Beats," and reclusive alcoholic was more comfortable listening to a Charlie Parker jazz riff than baring his soul to his best friends. But that is exactly what Jack does, in this brilliant retelling of the actual party that very night in 1967. Based on an old reel to reel tape of that evening, Patrick Fenton's play reveals a man who knows that his best days are behind him but must confront the challenge of a lifetime - his acceptance of a daughter he denies.

The show will consist of the short play, poems and passages from Kerouac's Beat Generation colleagues. It should run 90 minutes and contains some adult language/content.

Contact the Museum to reserve your spot! 508-753-8278 Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-4PM

Cost: FREE to WHM Members and with general admission.

Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School

Last Modified: June 9, 2023 at 11:21 AM

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