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Thursday, August 13, 2009

MAJOR LEWIS REDMOND, OUTLAW, RETURNS


Kind hearts, gird your loins and prime your pistols! The outlaw, Lewis Redmond, is back - his return made possible by the impressive talents of Steve Brady. Steve is an actor, writer and musician who grew up in Macon County and has been active in regional drama groups since he was a child. In addition, he is a member of the "Mountain Voices" writers group in Sylva and recently received the "Milestone" fiction award from Southwestern Community College. "Prince of Dark Corners" is scheduled for two performances at the Albert Carlson - Cashiers Community Library on August 28-29 at 7:30. All proceeds from these performances will go to the new Jackson County Public Library Complex. Ticket are $10.00.

At present, it looks like Steve will be repeating the role of Major Redmond in Franklin in September and he will be doing a performance for the Sylva Book Fair in November (the 13th, I believe). There is also a possibility that he will do a performance in Old Fort, N. C.

I'll add more information as it becomes available. Please ask questions.

THE NEW "PRINCE OF DARK CORNERS" PREMIERED LAST NIGHT AT THE ALBERT CARLSON CASHIERS LIBRARY. ANY CONCERNS AS TO IF STEVE BRADY COULD HANDLE THE ONE-HOUR MONOLOGUE ABOUT THE ROGUE OUTLAW THAT OPERATED IN THIS REGION FOLLOWING THE CIVIL WAR QUICKLY VANISHED WHEN BRADY APPEARED ON STAGE. HE RECEIVED A STANDING OVATION AND WILL REPEAT THE ROLE TONIGHT (AUGUST 29TH) AT 7:30.

12 comments:

  1. Is he replacing Milton? If so what happened to Milton?

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  2. Milton is in Burnsville running a construction crew that contracts work on things like concrete abutments,etc. The economy has done us all some damage, and I have lost Milton to the world of "better pay." It is more complicated than that, but I'll stop there.

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  3. Gary,
    Love the poster and I plan to attend. Since I know Steve and am very aware of his talent, I'm really looking forward to his protrayal and interpretation of Redmond.
    B. F. Eller
    PS...Don't forget--Sunday morning Springstreet 10:00. Invite Steve.

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  4. Thank you, Trixie!

    I'm going to Cashiers Monday and spend the day beating the bushes in an attempt to flush an audience for PODC. Hopefully, that will be easy since my outlaw, Major Lewis Redmond, was very active in that area in the decade following the Civil War.

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  5. I wish I could see Steve playing Redmond but I'll
    be out west camping & fishing with my brothers &
    others. I've never seen Steve perform but know
    he'll be great in the role of Redmond. Perhaps
    there'll be another opportunity later on.

    jq

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  6. Yes, John, he will be doing it in Franklin in September and Sylva in November. There is even a slight chance that he might end up doing Redmond in Kentucky.

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  7. where can i purchase the dvd of your prince of dark corners,mine was lost and miss it badly email..allen.moree@yahoo.com...tks

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  8. Allen,
    Mail me a check for $23.00 and I will send you a DVD of "Prince of Dark Corners." Send it to:
    Gary Carden
    236 Cherry Street
    Sylva, N. C. 28779

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  9. I attended Friday's performance. It presented a distinctly different take on Redmond's character.

    The humor reared up in places where it had not existed before. It was an easy humor, felt good to share it with the audience. Brady's diction was effected by the audience's response in an extremely positive way from that point forward.

    Time can only improve Brady's performance in this very personal interpretation of Gary Carden's masterpiece of appalachian history.

    Move over Milton, there's a new outlaw in town.

    You won't want to miss this one.

    Jim Collins, bookman

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  10. Mr Brady or Mr Carden,

    If you read this can you please contact me at
    jamered13@aol.com in reference to Major Redmond,

    Thank you,
    James Redmon Jr

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  11. Mr Brady or Mr Carden,

    If you read this can you please contact me at
    jamered13@aol.com in reference to Major Redmond,

    Thank you,
    James Redmon Jr

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