The Southern Literary Trail kicks off its next local happening by revisiting an event popular in past incarnations. Broadway actor Joel Vig, singer Jordan Nocon and local authors John Hafner, Carolyn Haines and Sue Walker will stage a “porch play” on the front of the Cox-Deasy house on the Oakleigh estate.
The subject? We’ll give you one guess.
The quintet pays homage to Mobile’s most referenced cultural icon with “Eugene Walter At Large … Plus Eugene Talks Truman!” It begins at 3 p.m. March 14.
Walter had a childhood acquaintance with Monroeville native and famed author Truman Capote when they brushed elbows on Saturday matinees at the Lyric Theatre. Saddled with the moniker Bulldog Persons when other kids mocked his underbite, Capote was precocious even then.
The free play is presented as not only a part of the Lit Trail but also the Historic Mobile Preservation Society Homes Tour. Publicity promises the material will be “delivered Southern-style” and will be followed with a champagne reception.
The event is made possible with grant support from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state agency of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information, call Oakleigh at 251-432-6161.
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