Well, folks it has finally happened. My play, "Outlander" is currently in rehearsals at the Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville, N. C. The play will premiere on June 2ed and will continue through June 16. In case you do not know, the play is about the creation of the Great Smokies National Park and focuses on historic characters like Horace Kephart and Granville Calhoun. The play has an original musical score written by Frank Lee. Lots of music, a bit of dancing and some serious drama as people struggle to cope with the loss of their land. I'll try to keep this blog alive with information and photos from the show. Please post comments and questions. The shot above is from the scene in which Kephart first ventures into the woods surrounding Granville Calhoun's home and encounters an astonishing variety of plant life. More to come!
I haven't been able to attend the rehearsals and it breaks my heart. I do have some friends who are taking me to the Playhouse on Monday, May 28th to a tech rehearsal, so I will get to see the play walk around before the premiere. I talk to Andrew Gall, the director, daily and some of the cast has
been in contact with me. There is much discussion about the dialogue and some necessary editing.