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We Did It Together Play
June 5, 2022
An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 12, 2022
New original play at Jonesborough’s art center
The McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington hosts a new original play, We Did It Together. The production opens Friday, June 3 and runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, June 12.
Tickets are $17 for general admission and $13 for seniors and students. Groups of 10 or more have a group rate of $13 each. Tickets available at mckinneycenter.com/play.
This play, the fourth in a series of original community plays at the McKinney Center and written by Jules Corriere, is based on exciting stories from people in Jonesborough and the surrounding region. It explores the many ways that families, organizations, communities and even the country have come together to accomplish great things.
A few stories in the play feature the Rambo and Herrin cattle drives on Glenwood Drive to Spring Street in the 50’s; Ernest McKinney’s historic election in 1968; Agnes Lowe and the Cadet Nurse Corps of World War II; a courageous family’s escape from Cuba as Castro rose to power; and even some tales of ghosts at the Bledsoe House in Jonesborough. More than twenty different extraordinary local stories will be featured in the play.
This production is written, directed, composed and choreographed by members of the original team that brought the first community play, I Am Home, to Jonesborough in 2011. Playwright Jules Corriere, who has just won and placed in six international film festivals, will be joined by 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.
This production is sponsored in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and is part of the McKinney Center’s StoryTown Program.