Rice Lake, Wisconsin
June 18- June 28, 2014
Directed by Cheryl Starr
A journey to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia will introduce the audience to Foxfire, the drama with music featuring Best Actress and Actor winners Connie Olson and Bill Koslofsky in the roles of Annie ande Hector Nations. The play focus on family relationships through flashbacks. Dillard Nations, their son, who is a traveling musician and country singer, is played by Matthew Hanaman, newcomer to the Red Barn Stage. The real estate man, Prince Carpenter, wanting to buy the Nation's farm is played by Rick Snyder, while Kayla Kringle takes on the role fo Holly Burnell who is a young teacher and good friend of the Nation's. The family doctor is played by Ed Hougdahl.
The widow Annie Nations is expecting a visit from her son Dillard who travels as a singer and musician who is playing a concert in a nearby town. Annie has been trying to keep up the homestead alone while most of the land around theirs has been bought by a developer. Annie and Dillard show us how the joy of important family times, through flashbacks, allows a family to hold onto their roots.
The Red Barn welcomes Cheryl and Jack Starr as Director and Musical Director of Foxfire.
In the Gallery the audience will experience agriculture and nature themes of Fabric Painted with Fabric paint mounted on wood by artist Nancy Dutmer. Nancy says she has a "true love for fabric painting embellished with beadwork and junk", originally inspired by noticing clown faced cows. Nancy's work can be seen in Cumberland's Dancing Bird Gallery.