Stories of Spoon River

Stories of Spoon River

Adapted and co-directed by FGCU students and facilitated by Kristin Mellian


April 22-May 1, 2022

April 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 7:30pm

April 24 & 30* and May 1 at 2:00pm


Every town has its secrets, but what happens when the souls of departed residents return to reveal them? In 1915, Edgar Lee Masters published a collection of free-verse first-person autobiographical epitaph poems expressing the lives, the grievances, and the manner of death of over two-hundred fictional residents of an imaginary town called Spoon River. Join FGCU's Creating New Theatre class for their devised work Stories of Spoon River based on and including poems from Masters’ Spoon River Anthology.  


Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and can be purchased at


*There will be a discussion with the cast and crew following this performance