The great American poet Walt Whitman lived and worked in Washington, D.C., from 1863 to 1873. Bill Largess brings Whitman to life through the poet’s own journals and poetry.
The script for this program was dramatically adapted by E. Warren Perry Jr., National Portrait Gallery staff member. Whitman cared for the sick and injured Union soldiers during the Civil War in the National Historic Landmark Building (where the Portrait Gallery is now housed), six blocks east of the National Theatre.
Please note: This performance is at the National Theatre, Helen Hayes Gallery; located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Seating is limited. Tickets are required and are distributed one half-hour prior to performance, on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (202) 783-3372.
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Added by npg on September 25, 2008