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StoryTown Radio Show: We Did It Together

February 3 - February 5

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StoryTown Radio Show hosts We Did It Together community play

We Did It Together is an original StoryTown Radio Show community play which will open its remounted production at the McKinney Center on FridayFebruary 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Dates and times for the production are February 3 at 7:30 p.m.February 4 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.February 5 at 2 p.m.February 10 at 7:30 p.m.February 11 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., and February 12 at 2 p.m.

Tickets for We Did It Together are on sale now and available by calling the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423.753.1010 or online at Jonesborough.com/tickets. General Admission tickets are $17 and Senior/Student tickets are $13. There are also group rates of $13 for groups of or more attendees.

Set in the mid-twentieth century in Jonesborough, Tennessee, We Did It Together weaves true-life stories in an original play with music and dance. We Did It Together explores the ways that the families and neighborhoods in this small Appalachian community have come together to accomplish great things.

This play is the fourth in a series of original community plays at the McKinney Center written by playwright Jules Corriere, who in November earned her Master’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Harvard University. Her latest screenplay recently won the Paris Art and Movie Awards, and eight other national and international film festivals. Her winning screenplay mirrors the style of We Did It Together.

Joining Corriere on the production are the original creative team members who directed, composed and choreographed Jonesborough’s first community play, I Am Home, in 2011. Director Richard Owen Geer, composer Heather McCluskey, music director and accompanist Brett McCluskey and choreographer Kevin Iega Jeff of Deeply Rooted Dance Company in Chicago, are joined by local set designer J.J.Jeffers. In this remount, dance instructor Earlene Hopkins will continue to incorporate Jeff’s original choreography. Sound engineer John Saylor and stage manager Mary Wallen are a part of the production team.

Nearly forty actors have come together to create this production, many of whom are playing their own friends and relatives, including Ernest ‘Buttons’ McKinney, Jr. whose parents are both featured as characters in the play. Other cast members are familiar faces to the area’s theater and storytelling scene, including Sabra Hayden, Stefanie Murphy, Jasmine Henderson, Linda Poland and thirty more gifted actors and singers in this ensemble cast which showcases the great talent this region is known for.

This production is sponsored by the Wild Women of JonesboroughFirst Horizon BankThe Schubert Club, and the Tennessee Arts Commission, as part of the McKinney Center’s StoryTown Program.

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About the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington: The mission of the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington is to provide a comprehensive program through Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts which teaches various art skills to all participants through a quality program of instruction open to all segments of Jonesborough’s population. In addition, a primary mission of the Center is to enhance minority participation in the planning and implementation in all activities in Jonesborough while specifically celebrating the contribution of the African-American community in the growth and development of the Town. The activities of the McKinney Center are designed to enhance the quality of life of all Jonesborough residents.

About the Town of Jonesborough: A unique 18th century town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee, Jonesborough’s natural beauty, charming architecture, and storytelling heritage have attracted visitors worldwide. Stay a day, a week or forever, and create your own stories in beautiful Historic Jonesborough. Visit www.jonesborough.com for more information.

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Start:
February 3
End:
February 5
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McKinney Center

Venue

McKinney Center
103 Franklin Ave
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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Phone:
(423) 753-0562

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