ShepardFest Honoring Playwright Sam Shepard
Friday, Aug. 13 through Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 at Lewis Auditorium
Flagler College will host a three-day festival honoring the late playwright, actor and director Sam Shepard Aug. 13-15, 2021.
Named “the greatest American playwright of his generation” by New York Magazine, Shepard wrote more than 40 plays and appeared in more than 50 films.
In a career that spanned more than 50 years, he won 10 Obie Awards (more than any other writer or director). He also won the PEN/Laura Pels Theater Award for American Dramatist in 2009 and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for “Buried Child.”
The festival will include two nights of “The Late Henry Moss,” which premiered in the Magic Theatre in San Francisco with Sean Penn and Nick Nolte.
Staged readings will include “Cowboy Mouth,” a play written and performed with Patti Smith, and selections of “Hawk Moon,” Shepard’s first published collection of monologues, short stories and poems.
Shepard’s final work “Spy of the 1st Person” will be featured as well as screenings of “Blackthorn,” a 2011 western film with Shepard as Butch Cassidy and “Fool for Love,” a 1985 film, which Shepard wrote and starred in.
The Wild Shiners will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 2021. A quintet composed of instrumentally diverse musicians who play everything from banjo and fiddle to flat-pick guitar, upright bass and drums, the Wild Shiners are known for their Southern roots sound, including country, blues, jazz, soul, bluegrass and outlaw country styles.
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Admission: $85 for three-day package covering all events; $15 for the play "The Late Henry Moss," and $10 for other events: speakers, films and readings.
When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, Saturday, Aug. 14 and Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021
Where: Lewis Auditorium is located at 14 Granada St. in historic downtown.