Friday, November 07, 2008
BPL@Night Presents Alabama Actor Thom Gossom in Voices of Spirits
The diverse voices of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., politician Robert Kennedy, poet Maya Angelou, playwrights Athol Fugard and August Wilson, singers and songwriters Harry Chapin, Elton John and Marvin Gaye, and others are dramatized in an evening of American prose and literature interpretation. While many of the featured voices and spirits are well known, others are less known, but nevertheless brilliant. From these voices came the power to vote, to change laws, to love, to unite, and to enlighten the masses. The voices in these spirits altered the prism through which we view life.
Accompanied by a biting soundtrack, Voices of Spirits is inspirational, motivational, fun, and stirring. Through his unique oratorical style, dramatic flair and audience participation, Gossom presents Voices of Spirits as a dramatic, motivational lecture interspersed with speeches, sermons, poetry, hip-hop, and his own writings.
An accomplished actor, Gossom has appeared on television in the recurring roles of city councilman, Ted Marcus, in In The Heat Of The Night, Judge Blake Winters in Boston Legal, Judge Garamedian in Close to Home, and as J.R. Ride in Jack and Bobby. He starred as the title character, Israel, in the Emmy winning episode of NYPD Blue titled “Lost Israel.”
Other television credits include guest star roles in CSI, Cold Case, Without A Trace, The West Wing, and ER. Film credits include, Fight Club, Jeepers Creepers 2, Miss Ever’s Boys, The Chamber, and Miracle in The Woods.
Voices of Spirits: An Evening with Thom Gossom Jr. is a memorable experience that you will not forget.
What: Voices of Spirts: An Evening with Thom Gossom Jr.
When: Thursday, December 4
Where: Atrium at the Central Library
Time: 6:30 p.m.
BPL thanks Compass Bank for its generous support of BPL@Night. BPL@Night is also made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.