Spring Conference Banquet and 'A Little Pleasure'

Spring Conference

National Willa Cather Center
425 N. Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
United States

Please join us for the Spring Conference banquet and the debut of, A Little Pleasure, a new work, adapted for the stage by Julia Hinson from Cather’s short fiction, criticism, and biography.

This new work is a narrative adaptation of Cather’s “A Wagner Matinee” with additions from Cather’s life and writings. When Clark receives word that his beloved Aunt Georgiana will be visiting from Nebraska, he arranges for her to enjoy an afternoon of Wagner, but the action of the story is halted as Willa Cather herself arrives to watch the show! Both charming and witty, Cather tells stories, pontificates on theater and dramatic writing, and criticizes the acting, much to the dismay of the actor playing Clark—blurring the line between art and performer.