Quilters tickets now on sale
After this weekend, once the villains have cleared our stage, we'll make room for a very different show, our August production of Quilters. Unlike the melodrama, which does not pretend to be historically accurate, Quilters is rooted in the very real dramas of 19th century pioneer women. Order early for best seat selection, as this show is bound to be popular!
A musical patchwork of pioneer life
By Molly Newman & Barbara Damashek
Music and Lyrics by Barbara Damashek
Based on The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art
by Patricia Cooper & Norma Bradley Allen
Directed by Eliza Roaring Springs
Music Direction by Catricia Mayhue
Based on true narratives of pioneer women, Quilters dramatizes the strenuous realities of 1800s frontier life. Prairie fires, twisters, starvation, and death are interspersed with lively, and often humorous, accounts of cabin construction, courtship, and childhood pranks. The patterns of life ─ the dark times contrasted with the light ─ are reflected in the women’s quilts, as are the connection, strength, and creativity they shared. Just as singing and dancing have helped folks survive and celebrate their lives, so too music and dance enliven this show. The message is universal and timeless: human survival depends upon our ability to embrace both laughter and tears. This uplifting and moving saga promises to warm your heart and stir your soul.
August 14, 15, 16*,
20, 21, 22, 23*,
27, 28, 29, 30*
(*2:30 matinee performances, all other shows at 8:00 pm)
$24 Adult / $20 Youth (age 6-18)