FTW PLAYWRIGHT RETURNS
with a public reading of a New Musical Comedy
THE INVENTION OF LANGUAGE
by Steven G. Smith
Rated PG [some profanity] and PH [written by a philosopher]
OCTOBER 19, 2022, 7:00 PM
The Cedars Historic Home
4145 Old Canton Road
Parking across the street at St. Andrews
$5 donation suggested
This is planned to be an outdoor event, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets!
COME PLAY WITH US!
ABOUT THE PLAY
Can we talk? Is language too dangerous to mess with? Is it safer when we sing it? This trilogy of short plays looks at the rewards and perils of speaking as some Very Important Words become available to early humans, to political and religious humans, and to near-future high-tech humans.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
STEVEN G. SMITH is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Millsaps College. His areas of research interest include philosophy of religion, philosophical anthropology, ethics and political philosophy, aesthetics, metaphysics, and philosophy of language. He is the author of nine books, including "Full Responsibility: On Pragmatic, Political, and Other Modes of Action Sharing," (State University of New York Press, 2022), as well as several articles for various publications.