Signature Series: “The Common Man” with Falcon Theatre

Friday, January 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Falcon Takes Flight, the outreach wing of Falcon Theatre, will be reading selections from Kentucky author and poet Maurice Manning’s The Common Man, a series of ballad-like narratives that honors the strange beauty of the Kentucky mountain country he knew as a child, as well as the idiosyncratic adventures and personalities of the old timers who were his neighbors, friends, and family. Playing off the book’s title, Manning demonstrates that no one is common or simple. Instead, he creates a detailed, complex, and poignant portrait—by turns serious and hilarious, philosophical and speculative, but ultimately tragic—of a fast-disappearing aspect of American culture.  Accompanying music will be provided by Raison D’Etre.


Copies of Mr. Manning’s book will be available for purchase, through our partnership with Joseph Beth Booksellers.

The event is free and open to the public; however, free tickets must be requested in advance. Please phone 859.781.6166, ext. 31 to request your tickets; or, click the link at the top of this description to request tickets online. Tickets requested after Thursday, January 3rd will not be mailed, but will be available at the Will Call Desk @ the Newport Branch on Friday, January 18th, the evening of the event.



Meeting Room:   Newport - Open Floor Main Level

Snacks Provided:   Yes

Newport Branch

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