SART’s 2014 Season
by Larry Parr
June 4, 2014
Shunned chronicles the struggle of an Amish teen to find his place in the world. Levi Yoder discovers theatre quite by accident. He loves it, yet it goes against everything in his Amish upbringing. Temptations come in many forms for Amish youth, and Levi must decide, in this realistic portrait of Amish life and philosophy, the best way to serve God. Co-winner of ScriptFest 2012.
The Stardust Supper Club
Co-written by Alan Bailey and Mark Cabaniss
June 25, 2014
The Stardust Supper Club is the funny and deeply felt story of two of Great American Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael’s closest friends, now a longtime married couple who run a small nightclub (located in an Indiana town), as they find themselves examining their own lives in contrast to Hoagy’s huge success. On the night of the 1952 Academy Awards radio broadcast, Hoagy’s friends put on their biggest show in years – only to watch it fall apart in ways both hilarious and heartbreaking as the tensions and jealousies of a lifetime play out onstage. In the vein of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Forever Plaid, The Stardust Supper Club features some of the biggest hits of this quintessentially American composer, including “Georgia on My Mind,” “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening”, “Skylark,” “Two Sleepy People,” and the immortal “Stardust.”
by Joel Williams
July 16, 2014
Joseph, a 67-year-old man sets out on a journey to fulfill a request made by his dying mother and comes to understand the truth of his own personal history. Letters and artifacts that once belonged to his parents instigate flashback episodes that reveal complex relationships and secrets that were hidden from Joseph for most of his life. His father loved two women. One gave him life; the other raised him as her own. The play deals with love, loss, betrayal, reconciliation and promises both kept and broken.
Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming
Written by Connie Ray
Conceived by Alan Bailey
Auggust 6, 2014
It’s October, 1945, and the gospel-singing Sanders Family is back together again. The war is over and America’s years of prosperity are just beginning. But there is another kind of rite of passage at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe is giving his last service.
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Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre
SART presents the mainstage summer season of productions each year in the historic Owen Theatre on the campus of Mars Hill College, Mars Hill NC. Owen Theatre is equipped with hearing-impaired assistance devices and wheelchair designated seating / access.
SART is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council