Cry of the Mountain: A documentary play about Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia

07/15/2010 – 8:00pm

Tickets/Information: 434-361-1999

Cry of the Mountain: A documentary play about Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia.

Conceived and performed by Adelind Horan

Adelind Horan

teaser edited by Chris Patrick

One performer, thirteen characters. Funny, intimate, simple, bold.
Come to Cry of the Mountain prepared to enjoy the power of live theatre, the freedom of laughter, the pleasure of a banjo on a front porch, and the desire to save a mountain.

Curtain 8:00 p.m., Doors 7:30 p.m. Admission $10.
One third of the proceeds will be donated to groups working to stop mountaintop removal.

In the summer of 2009, Adelind Horan interviewed mining company executives, environmentalists who were protesting the mining and people whose family worked in mining for 20 years. In Cry of the Mountain, presented by Whole Theatre, she portrays thirteen of these people.

Says Ray Nedzel, of Whole Theatre, “The dialog seems real because it is. She tells the story of mountaintop removal in the words of the people who are directly involved in the process. Their stories are exactly what she taped while volunteering with”

Adelind Horan will be accompanied by a banjo player. The performance will be followed by a talkback with Horan and a mining expert for a discussion of the play, the process and the cause.

“This is not a protest piece,” Nedzel said. “It is more of an awareness piece. She shows all the sides.”

More information about Cry of the Mountain at Whole Theatre

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