“A Man, A Woman and A Cello”

Wayne [State] University Alum, Michael Tolan performed a night of spoken poetry and music with Nadine DeLeury on October 7, 2009.

Mr. Tolan performed for many faces — some young and some not so young — in a heartfelt interpretation of some of the greatest poets of our time. When he asked the students in the audience if they were taught poetry in class these days, an uninspired, “No” rose from the crowd. One voice sought to claim, “Me and my friends still read it.”

As with anything great, Mr. Tolan’s reading proved that poetry should never be forgotten, and in the end, it has to find meaning with you at your core.

Enjoy some shots:

Mr. Tolan closed his performance with this poem, and so will I close this post with the same:


(By Langston Hughes)

Folks, I’m telling you,

Birthing is hard

and dying is mean —

a little loving

in between.


2 thoughts on ““A Man, A Woman and A Cello”

  1. Pingback: The Hilberry remembers Michael Tolan « The Hilberry Theatre

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s