Cultural Advancement Mission
Theatre Projects for Cultural Advancement in the Southeast Ohio Region
Suited to become Tourism Attractions to develop a cultural partnership with Bob Evans Farms these shows are produced to be performed repeatedly over years as entertainments for ‘tour’ and for tourist audiences visiting the region offering:
Arts and Cultural Heritage Workshops for area students, area teachers, area community members.
Travel Adventures for area residents.
“That Was Bob” is a project that combines video interviews by Di Jones (Welsh television celebrity) visiting with Bob, as he relates his family history and the history of the company that bears his name. The performance is set in a small diner with a variety of local characters (waitresses, truck drivers, farmers, sportsmen, employees, relatives) who all have stories about the colorful character beneath the white Stetson. This project had its first performance July 13 and 14, 2012 on the Farm stage by the Homestead, and featured music along with the memories.
“Schoolhouse Scholars” are area young people from ages 6-16, who perform poetry, stories and sing songs that take audiences back to the one- room schoolhouse traditions of recitations and recess. Initially the group performed the poetry of James Whitcomb Riley in 2010.
“Morgan’s Raiders” a script by Jack Hart that depicts the eyewitness accounts of the confederate soldiers entering Jackson and Meigs counties, culminating in the second battle of the Civil War occurring north of the Mason-Dixon Line, at Buffington Island.
“The Telephone” is an English-language comic opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti, both words and music. It was written for production by the Ballet Society and was first presented on a double bill with Menotti's The Medium at the Heckscher Theater, New York City, February 18-20, 1947. “The Medium” is a short (one hour long) two-act dramatic opera with words and music by Gian Carlo Menotti. Commissioned by Columbia University, its first performance was there on 8 May 1946. This project is slated for performance in Spring of 2013 with students and community members at the URG theatre.