Richard Hague planned to teach in the
Archdiocese of Cincinnati schools for 50 years, but the literature and
writing teacher at Purcell Marian is retiring early after 45 years
because he thinks church authority has crossed a line.
This performance poem, written and delivered by regional bard Richard Hague and supported solidly by Michael Henson on guitar is, even by Fringe standards, a bare-bones affair. And that is as it should be. The two men take the small stage at the Coffee Emporium and, for 75 minutes, trade off in verse and song, evoking what it means to be a man devoted deeply to drink.