Its just me, a keyboard player and a bartender, says Harrison, who sees herself as a conduit for Ginsbergs words and intent. Its not a recitation in the classic sense. Coming from Naropa, I take a very physical approach to the text and imagery. As a poem, Howl is delicious for someone like that; its a poem packed with verbs. And I sense that a lot of the action verbs Ginsberg used came out of humans not being able to be effective anymore because of the times. The questions he asks are the universal ones that we are still asking things we are still bumping up against in the present.
HOWL, which also includes live music composed and performed by Paul Fowler, continues on Fridays and Saturdays through May 6; admission is $12 to $14. Go to www.squareproducttheatre.org or call 1-800-838-3006 for information and tickets.
April 21-23, 8 p.m.; April 28-30, 8 p.m.; May 5-6, 8 p.m., 2011