Marianne Ackerman


Writing stories is like going white-water rafting with people you don’t know very well. You just have to trust the initial impulse, and hang on for dear life. Many bruises, portages, campfires later, you know everything about them, and there’s an awful lot of yourself on the page.

I’ve spent more than half my life writing stories. The categories of fiction and reality have blurred. I take my characters seriously; I am constantly amused by real people.

When I open up a novel or play written ages ago, the characters seem like strangers. So does the woman who wrote them.

The writing life commands you to live intensely in the present, which may well be its greatest reward.


Urban Tales

December 10 - 19 | 2015

Leave the kids at home.
Regale your inner Grinch with seasonal tales of a very different nature told in an intimate cabaret-style setting.
Centaur Theatre Company in collaboration with Théâtre Urbi et Orbi.

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