Dramatis Personae

Sculpture Mythically Caricaturing Key Theatrical Personages

Artist Lawrence Anthony created the statues for our sculpture garden Dramatis Personae from one-half-inch steel sheets in the warehouse of Keystone Laboratories, Memphis, TN. Funded by the Hubert and Stella Menke Family with the assistance of an art in public spaces grant from Tennessee Arts Commision and the National Endowment for the Arts. Commissioned 1978.  Installed 1979. Dedicated June 20, 1983. Declared an official Urban Art Public Heritage Site 2008.


  • Sculpture Locater Map
  • Bourgeois Gentilhomme, restoration period gentleman of fashion
  • Punchinello, Commedia del
  • Madame Sarah Bernhardt, (1844 - 1923)
  • Christy Mahon, from J.M. Synge
  • Cleopatra (69 - 30 BC)
  • Earnest, from Oscar Wildes
  • Medea
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (1619 -1655)
  • Hamm, from Samuel Beckett