Jeffry Steele and Friends
Performance Memories

Head shot of T.S. EliotDear Tom: A Tribute to T.S. Eliot
Performed in Gloucester City Hall  25 September 1999 as the concluding event of the series "T.S. Eliot and Gloucester" presented by the Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library in cooperation with the T.S. Eliot Society.
Available for subsequent performances

Nan Webber
Nan Webber reader
Carl Thomsen  choreographer, dancer, reader
Jeffry Steele guitarist and dancer
Anna Shoub & Deborah Triff  dancers
Costumes and Lighting Design by Eliza McCroskey
Choreography Assistant: Deborah Triff
Photography by Thomas Nola-Rion (B&W) & Frank Molinsky (Color)

Scenes from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock". . .
Two well-dressed ladies, one hovering menacingly over the other, unsuspecting, one
Dancers Deborah Triff & Anna Shoub
Carl with one leg suspended high in the air
Dancer/Choreographer Carl Thomsen
"In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo."
". . . Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap,
And seeing that it was a soft October night,
Curled once about the house and fell asleep."
Prufrock contemplates aggressing on a lady, after observing how easily his alter-ego aggresses on the other lady
Dancers Anna Shoub, Jeffry Steele, Deborah Triff & Carl Thomsen
"And indeed there will be time
To wonder, 'Do I dare?' and 'Do I dare?'"
Gus, the Theater Cat
Gus, the Theater Cat
Ending of Little Gidding
"When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowded knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one."
© T.S. Eliot
IntroductionNan Webber
The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockReading
Dance Interpretation (Music by George Crumb, recorded performance by pianist Jeffrey Jacob)
Portrait of a LadyReading
Prelude No. 4 in E minor by Frédéric ChopinDance with Music
Aunt Helen and Cousin Nancy
Groucho Marx Letters

The Journey of the Magi
Moderato (from Les Cinq Doigts) by Igor StravinskyMusic
The Hollow MenReading with Dance
The Wasteland (Sections 1 & 6)Reading
Gus, the Theater CatReading with Dance
Allegro (from Les Cinq Doigts) by Igor StravinskyMusic
The Dry Salvages (excerpts)Reading with Dance & Guitar Improvisation
Little Gidding (excerpt)Reading with Dance and Music (Allegretto from Les Cinq Doigts by Igor Stravinsky)

Partial funding by Mass. Cultural Council and Gloucester Cultural Council

Guitar selections recorded on the Jeffry Steele CD, From Dowland to Silvio