The art of memoir is a literary form much in vogue of late, and Woodstock has been one of the epicenters of its revival. So it’s most appropriate that the Maverick, with its cozy wooden vibe, should serve as the venue for Speak, Memory: an evening of spoken-word performance by Actors & Writers of the confessional writings of some literary greats, some pop-culture icons and some members of the company.
On Saturday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m., the troupe will perform two sets: one consisting of memoirs by George Orwell, Tina Fey, Andre Agassi and Gertrude Stein, and the other of memoirs by Laura Shaine, Nicole Quinn, Denny Dillon and Mary Louise Wilson of Actors & Writers. Admission is by donation, with $10 the suggested amount. Catering, wine and beer from Yum Yum will be available at this event.
The Maverick Concert Hall is located at 120 Maverick Road, just off Route 375 on the southeasterly fringes of Woodstock. For more information, call (845) 679-8217 or visit www.maverickconcerts.org/index.html or www.actorsandwriters.com.
Speak, Memory with Actors & Writers, Saturday, August 16, 6:30 p.m., $10 suggested, Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock; (845) 679-8217, www.maverickconcerts.org.