Actor Stephen Collins to Appear as Herman Melville at Bedford Library

Actor Stephen Collins will appear in a one-man play on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00pm in the Bedford Public Library’s McAllaster Room.

Sailing Towards My Father is a one-man play about Herman Melville (1819-1891), the American author best known for his whaling epic Moby-Dick. The play chronicles Melville’s life from youth to old age, concentrating on his evolution as a writer and his complex relations with God, his parents and siblings, his wife and children, and Nathanial Hawthorne.

Mr. Collins’ shows have met with rave reviews for well over a decade. They convey an understanding of the impact and the reactions of the characters to their respective times, giving the audience not just a performance, but an experience.

The event is sponsored by the Bedford Public Library Foundation as part of its Russell Leen lecture series. It is free and open to the public.

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