posted February 26, 2001

Zerbe and Browne to Read

The Hope College Great Performance
Series and Visiting Writers Series will co-sponsor "Behind
the Broken Words," an evening of 20th century poetry, drama
and comedy, on Monday, March 12, at 8 p.m. at the
Knickerbocker Theatre.

Emmy award-winners Anthony Zerbe and Roscoe Lee
Browne perform what the "New York Times" has called a
"rhapsodic flight of words and images," honoring the works
of writers such as William Butler Yeats, Richard Wright,
e.e. cummings, Dylan Thomas, Seamus Heaney and Jean
Giraaudoux.

"Poets take the feelings that we all have, and
articulate them," Zerbe said. "When they are beautifully
articulated, somehow that makes them accessible to everyone
who's ever been in their presence."

Browne has also received a Tony nomination, and
narrated two Oscar-nominated films, including "Babe." He
has appeared in numerous theatre, movie and television
roles, and has received three Emmy nominations in addition
to his Emmy for work on "The Cosby Show."

Zerbe is recognized as one of the country's most
versatile actors with extensive credits in film, television,
and theatre. His numerous film appearances have ranged from
"Cool Hand Luke" to "Star Trek IX: Insurrection." He won an
Emmy award for his role in the popular series, "Harry-O,"
and recently completed filming "Total Recall," a television
movie for Showtime. He also performs a one-man show
focusing on the work of e.e. cummings.

Ticket prices are $12.50 for adults, $10.50 for
senior citizens, and $5 for Hope students and children under
12. The ticket office, located in the theatre lobby of the
DeWitt Center, opens for Great Performance Series season
subscribers on Monday and Tuesday, March 5-6, and for the
general public on Wednesday, March 7. Remaining tickets
will be sold at the door.

The ticket office will be open Monday through
Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from noon to 5
p.m. Additional ticket information may be obtained by
calling (616) 395-7890.

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 East
8th Street in downtown Holland.