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The 1892 Battle of Homestead

An Evening with Mark Rylance and Friends

The 1892 Battle of Homestead

Thu, July 6, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall

Munhall, PA

$25.00 - $50.00

This event is all ages

Mark Rylance and Friends perform at The Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead to acknowledge the 125th Anniversary of the 1892 Battle of Homestead, when thousands of locked-out steel workers and townspeople clashed with Pinkerton guards hired by Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie.

These events bring world-acclaimed actor, activist, theater director, producer and playwright Mark Rylance to Pittsburgh to share his passion for this pivotal incident in American history. Rylance calls it A Story Worthy Of Shakespeare.

For more information on Rylance, the history of the Battle of Homestead and its significance, or for more details about these two special events, please contact: Lynne Squilla battleofhomestead@earthlink.net.

www.battleofhomestead.org

The 1892 Battle of Homestead
The 1892 Battle of Homestead
Mark Rylance and Friends at The Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead acknowledge the125th Anniversary of the 1892 Battle of Homestead, when thousands of locked-out steel workers and townspeople clashed with Pinkerton guards hired by Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie.

These events bring world-acclaimed actor, activist, theater director, producer and playwright Mark Rylance to Pittsburgh to share his passion for this pivotal incident in American history. Rylance calls it A Story Worthy Of Shakespeare.

“I came to Pittsburgh in 2003 looking for a new play worthy of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater,” says Rylance, “I discovered a story worthy of this globe (planet Earth) we hope to continue living on. It has obsessed me ever since.”

An Evening With Mark Rylance And Friends, to be held at the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead, features Rylance, an award-winning and world-respected Shakespearean Actor, performing his favorite Shakespeare. Rylance and co-writer Peter Reder will also present excerpts from their original multi-part play about the Battle of Homestead while local actors and musicians round out the performance.

These events are part of a yearlong series of lectures, films, plays, education initiatives and musical offerings to honor the Homestead clash and related history. These projects are funded in part through The Waterfront, The Rivers of Steel Heritage Area, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Mark Rylance was artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe in London from 1995-2005. He first came to Pittsburgh in 1990, playing Hamlet for the Public Theater. He has played on Broadway and has become more widely known for his roles in films such as Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and The BFG. He is currently working on Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, scheduled for release July 21. His television work includes the BBC miniseries Wolf Hall that aired on PBS in America. He has written two original plays and was recently created a Knight Bachelor in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the theater. He is a committed activist for a number of environmental and human rights causes.

For more information on Rylance, the history of the Battle of Homestead and its significance, or for more details about these two special events, please contact: Lynne Squilla battleofhomestead@earthlink.net.

www.battleofhomestead.org
Venue Information:
Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
510 East 10th Ave
Munhall, PA, 15120
http://www.librarymusichall.com/