Catching Him in Pieces is an exploration of the life and writings of the quixotic New Orleans poet, Everette Maddox. Referred to by local writer Ralph Adamo as “the best loved poet in the city of New Orleans,” Maddox has left us a rich legacy of poems and poetry readings that have continued to leave an impression on our city since his death in 1989. Although not as widely known today, he continues to attract inquisitive audiences through two posthumously published books, most recently Rhette’s Last Stand in 2004, a radio documentary produced by David Kunian, and his continued spiritual presence at his favorite watering hole, The Maple Leaf Bar. This performance examines the life and work of this paradoxical writer and his uncanny connection to our city.
“…a dazzling display of coordinated creativity on every level: performance, movement and design.”
The Times Picayune
Directed by: J Hammons
Written by: Bruce France, Nick Slie, Patrick Strange, Jackson Moss, Morgan Aldrich
Performed by: Nick Slie and Bruce France
Set Design by: Jeff Becker
Music by: Pez Wilson