Writers: Sherry Lutken / Lisa Helmi Johanson / David Lutken /Morgan Morse
Director: Sherry Lutken
Conceived by Sherry Lutken
**UPDATE — Feb 5 performance has been canceled, Feb 6 rescheduled to Zoom only **
Due to a close contact Covid exposure within the cast, the live in-person performances in the theatre have been canceled. Instead, the cast will perform the work remotely over Zoom, one night only — Feb 6 at 7pm. If you’ve already purchased tickets the box office will be in touch shortly.
A young, classical violinist and her folk-song-collector boyfriend escape their 2021 “long winter’s night” of quarantine in Brooklyn to the mountains of western North Carolina. They’re searching for some of Appalachian music’s sources, inspirations and influences, authentic and un-adulterated. The tunes are Old Time, Bluegrass and Country Blues fiddle, guitar, banjo and mountain dulcimer melodies from deep in the USA’s DNA, with songs like Down In The Valley, Green Corn, Blackberry Blossom, Sail Away Ladies and more. Their journey takes a surprising turn when they stumble upon exactly what they’ve been looking for — and all the unexpected complexity, discord, difficulty, heartbreak, joy, and strange new harmony that goes with him.