KUDZU ~ THE STORY OF THE AMC

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REVIVING THE OLD STORIES TO CREATE NEW MYTHS

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17. RITUAL & THE ROUND

There was a moment during the run of The Ballad of R & Jwhen we did something many theatres cannot accommodate—we moved the stage.  In an attempt to create a more acoustically sound configuration, we shifted the stage ninety degrees and tucked it back into the lot a few more feet.  It essentially enabled us to better bounce the actors’ voices off the walls.  As we were moving the Show Truck, I remember saying to my stage manager, “This should solve one problem, but I’m sure I’m setting us up for another I can’t even fathom.” Sure enough…

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16. R & J CLOSES

In looking back over the most recent post, I realize I made a false promise of reporting back once more before the closing of The Ballad of R & J.  You see, I once lived a life in which the opening of a show meant a great relief, both emotionally and practically.  A director can often move away from the show, sometimes onto another project all together... 

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14. R & J REHEARSAL REPORT

After over four years of script and music development and over a year of dreaming and strategizing here in Asheville, we are on an irreversible course towards the opening of the full production of The Ballad of R & J in downtown Asheville, North Carolina on June 2…

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11. AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS CAROL, PT. 2

Well, I certainly thought I would be writing Part 2 sooner, but Mother Nature had other plans.  Western North Carolina was blindsided by close to a foot of snow on the very day of our first performance.  It being a site-based performance, much of it was supposed to be outside at the Vance Birthplace, which is off a small country road.  Needless to say, the show did not go on...

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10. AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS CAROL, PT. 1

The following was written prior to the 15th largest snowstorm to hit Western North Carolina, which subsequently cancelled this event.  Something did happen at the site that night, however, which will be a focus of the next entry.  The event has been rescheduled for January 19th and 20th, the experience of which will be reported here in the final part to this saga.  But first, the beginning...

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