Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 23, 1976 · Page 106
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 106

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 23, 1976
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Nation's Bicentennial to bring wealth of outdoor productions By William Glover Outdoor drama spectacles in record number are scheduled this summer from coast to coast. Aimed at the vacationing family trade, the al fresco events range from folksy history to classic drama, from religious pageant to boisterous romp. The Institute of Outdoor Drama at Chapel Hill, N.C., which keeps tabs on grassroots theater, reports 54 productions in preparation in 25 . states. Thirteen shows are new, the largest seasonal increase ever. "A Bicentennial surge is overtaking the major plays," reports Mark R. Sumner, the institute's director. "We expect this may be the best year in spite of politics, economics and environmental problems. Reservations are up everywhere." though costs have increased, the previous $2-|5 ticket scale is being generally held, thanks to intensified fund-raising and improved management methods. Among the new shows is the first to be directed by a woman. Dun on Her Penicoatt at Tulsa, Okla. is being staged by Dr. Hazel Hall of Columbus, Ga., College. The play is one of three new ones penned by Kermit Hunter, one of the two most prolific providers o f ; scripts about regional heritage. Ten Hunter .pieces will be on the boards. The dean of outdoor playwrights, Paul Green, has two new ones, for a current display total of nine: Green wrote the first of this kind of historic special, The Lost Colony, which will be in its 38th season at Manteo, N.C. Another of his most famous scripts, The Common Glory, is on for a 28th season at Williamsburg, Va. Performed mostly by college ac, tors for spectators in holiday mood, the shows rarely come up to usual. - professional thespic standards. Nobody, however, any longer doubts the.popular appeal and economic' impact of what supporters regard as America's most original dramatic form. Summer-long attendance is expected to be well over the two-million mark; in alphabetical sequence by " states, here's a guide to all the pro- ductionSj with opening and closing dates. The word "New" in parentheses before a title denotes premiere season; after title, letter "A" means performed by paid cast, "B" by partially paid cast;and "C" by volunteer actors. Alaska -Cry of the Wild Kami, at Kodiak, July 30-Aug. 14. Arkansas' -- New Hernando On. Sola,' Conquistador, A, Hot Spring National Park, June 25-Aug. 28; The Arkansas Traveller, C, Hardy, June 5-Sept. 4; The Great Passion- Play, C, Eureka Springs, May 21-Oct. 30. California - Mountain Play Festival, C, Mount Tamalpais State Park, dates not set. Florida--Cross and Sicord, A, St. Augustine, June 25-Sept. 5. .. . Georgia--New The Mclntosh Trail, A, Peachtree City, June 18-Sept. 4. Illinois-- lion Passion Play, y C, at n 22-Au 28; ' ' ' · ' · " · : : Kentucky--The Book of Job. A, Pineville, June 26-Aug. 31; The Legend of Daniel Boone. A, Harrodsburg, June 16-Sept. 6.; The Stephen Fatter Story, A, Bardstown, June 12-Sept. 5.; Wilderness Road Berea, June 30-Sept. 5; The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come, Whitesburg, July 2-Aug. 29; Jenny Wiley Summer Music Theater, A, Prestonsburg, dates not yet announced. Louisiana--New The Louisiana Cavalier, A, Natchitoches, June 20-Sept. 6. Maryland--New We the People, A, Columbia, Aug. 6-Sept. 5; (Tings of the Morning, A, Dameron, July '1-Aug. 21. Massachusetts--New Daniel Shays Rebellion, B, Northampton, July 9-Aug. 29. Missouri--The Shepherd of the HUlt, A, Branson, May 1-Oct. 30. New Hampshire--The Old Homestead, C, Swanzey Center, July 9-11. Oklahoma--New Oust on Her Petticoats, A, Tulsa, July and August; The Trail of Tears, A, Tahlequah, June 19-Aug. 21. Oregon--Oregon Shakespearean Festival, B, Ashland, June 12-Sept. 19. South Qakota-Btocfc Hills Passion Play, B, Spearfish, June 6-Sept. 5. Tennessee--Smoky Mountain .Passion Play,cflA, Mnryville, June 18-Aug. 29; New Walk Toicard the Sunset, B, Sneedville, July-Aug. Texas--New El Paso del None, A, El Paso, July 4-Aug. 22; Beyond the Sunrfoum, A, Livingston, June 18-Aug. 21; Texas, A, Canyon, June 16-Aug. 21. Utah--Roman, B, Cedar City, July 15-Aug. 14; Mormon Miracle Pageant, C. Salt Lake City, July 8-17. New York--Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, A r New York City, June 24-Aug. 29; Hill Cumo- fah Pageant, C, Palmyra,, July 23-31. · . - . . : North Carolina--Horn in the West, A, Boone, June 25-Aug. 21; The Lost Co/ony, A, Manteo, June 21-Aug. 28; New Strike at the Wind A, Pembroke, July 1-Aug. 14; The Sword of Peace, A, Snow Camp, July 4-Aug! 29; Unto These Hills, A, Cherokee, June 19 Aug. 28; From This Day Forward, B, Valdese, July 14-Aug. 21; New First for Freedom, C, Penfield, June 14-27; New Revolution, B, Southport, June 29-Aug. 27. Ohio -- "Tecumseh!", A, Chilli- colhe, June 21-Sept. 4; Trumpet in the Land," A, Dover, June29-Sept. 5. · ' ' ALUMINUM SIDING \l 'SQ.FT.MSTAUir WE COVER ALL TRIM AND OVERHANG HOME REMODELING SPECIALS * ROOM ADDITIONS * ENCLOSED PORCHES GARAGES ^ROOFS * KITCHENS * BATHROOMS ETC. CALL NOW! SAVE ALUMINUM BUILDING PRODUCTS CORP. 2141MacCORKLEAVE. nu 7O 7 noro Dfly S T A L B A N S W V A KH. ILI'^6^ Jj;, Virginia- The Common Glory, A, Williamsburg, June 14-Aug. 21; American Oberammergau Passion Play, B. Strasburg, June 25-Sept. 6; Trail of the Lonesome Pine, B, Stone Gap, July 1-Aug. 28; The Long Way Home, C, Radford, June 19-Aug. 21. Washington--New Traifc West, A, Walla Walla, July 1-Sept. 7; The Mountaineers, C, Seattle,: last weekend of May and first three of June. West Virginia--New John Brown, A, Harpers Ferry, June 20-Aug. 29; Honey in the Rock, anAHalfields and McCoys, in rotating rep, A, Beckley, June 19-Aug. 29. 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