Enjoy the sights and sounds of Shorewood's own traveling troupe of actors and musicians as they celebrate Station Eleven, the Shorewood Reads 2018 novel, with a program at 4:00 p.m., on April 7, at Three Lions Pub, 4515 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood.
The program, Shorewood Eleven: An Evening of Music and Theater with Shorewood High School, will evoke the exploits of the Traveling Symphony, a theatre troupe and ragtag orchestra featured in the novel. The group's members attempt to bring culture and hope to small communities located along the shore of Lake Michigan in the wake of a flu pandemic that has devastated their world. Their motto, "survival is insufficient," is powerful and timely.
Shorewood Eleven—a musical, theatrical, and visual art event presented by SHS students—is one of a series of programs put on in conjunction with Shorewood Reads 2018, a community read that aims to unite the community through a shared reading experience. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, was a 2014 National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, and winner of the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Shorewood Reads features a series of events this spring, culminating in a visit from Mandel on April 10. The major sponsors of the program are the Shorewood Library, Friends of Shorewood Library, the Shorewood Foundation, Boswell Books, and the Shorewood Schools.
All Shorewood Reads events are free and open to the public.
More information on Shorewood Reads 2018 is available at http://www.shorewoodlibrary.org/shorewoodreads/.