A Freneau Sampler: The Prose and Poetry of American Revolutionary War Writer Philip Freneau, produced and directed by Joe Bevilacqua. Philip Morin Freneau (January 2, 1752 – December 18, 1832) was a notable American poet, nationalist, polemicist, sea captain and newspaper editor sometimes called the "Poet of the American Revolution". This half-hour historical drama was adapted into play form by Joe Bevilacqua, in association with W. John Bauer, English Professor, Kean University.
Though best known for The Red Badge of Courage, his classic novel of men at war, in his tragically brief life and career, Stephen Crane produced a wealth of stories that stand among the most acclaimed and enduring in the history of American fiction. This adaptation of Crane's classic short story "The Pace of Youth" was produced with wonderful sound effects and music by veteran radio-theater producer Joe Bevilacqua, who is joined in the fine cast by William Melillo, Cathi Tully, Peter Cummings, and Leslie Spital.