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    Bitter Bierce or, The Friction We Call Grief

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    In this new solo bio-drama, playwright Mac Wellman runs a fifty year jaunt across American History from the Civil War to the Gilded Age through the life of Ambrose Bierce, one of America's harshest (and truest) moralists. Bitter Bierce or, The Friction We Call Grief is written and directed by Mac Wellman and performed by Stephen Mellor with scenic and lighting design by Kyle Chepulis and costumes by Barb Mellor. Bitter Bierce or, The Friction We Call Grief explores the gravity, timber, and wit of Bierce's moral outrage and frustration with a fallible and hypocritical world. Taken directly from Bierce's own words, the piece includes both autobiographical writings ("What I Saw Of Shiloh") and completely fictional stories ("An Imperfect Conflagration," "Oil Of Dog"). Weaving in stories about Bierce's failed marriage and the deaths of his children, the piece highlights the parallel nature of the tragedy in Bierce's life and work. Author, journalist and arguably the first cynic of American writing, Ambrose Bierce was born June 24, 1842 in Meigs County, Ohio. Bierce fought in and survived the Civil War. Later, he worked as a journalist in New York and London and gained attention as a writer of fiction for Tales of Soldiers and Civilians. His most famous work was the Cynics Word Book (1906), later retitled, The Devil's Dictionary (1911). He disappeared in Mexico in 1914.

    Dates:  Feb. 6, 2003 - March 2, 2003
    Schedule:  Wed.-Sun. 7:30 p.m.
    Venue:  P.S. 122, 150 First Ave. at 9th St.
    Price:  $15
    Tickets/info:  (212) 477-5288

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