To celebrate the September 7, 1926 birth of Jonathan Bayliss, the playwright and novelist who died in 2009 here in the city of his fiction, Cape Ann residents will read portions of his play The Acts of Gilgamesh. The play is loosely based on the ancient Gilgamesh epic, takes place in Sumer (now southern Iraq), and sadly may bring to mind parallels to today’s world.
Readers include David Adams, Peter Anastas, Saira Austin, Doug Guidry, Paul McGeary, Jay McLauchlan, Susan Oleksiw, Martin Ray, Ann Rhinelander, and Ken Riaf.
Wine and birthday cake will follow the reading. All are welcome.