Sand mountain matchmaking SAND MOUNTAIN by Romulus Linney

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Linney tells us more than we thought we could know about men, women and marriage on Sand Mountain. This page was last edited on 25 Februaryat Text is available under sand mountain matchmaking Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License ; additional terms may apply. Like a princess in a fairy tale, she sand mountain matchmaking have none of them, and is forced to take heart from a neighbor's friendly spell. The plays of Romulus Linney include: This means she can choose a muscle-bound young fool, a randy old widower or a fat, bald Bible-thumper, each of whom takes her sand mountain matchmaking as if he is buying a plow horse.

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As economically staged on Michael Miller's well-carpentered set, ''Sand Mountain'' is steeped in the pungent folklore of the region, and includes a short course on the curative powers of herbalism. Room for Debate asks whether shorefront homeowners should have to open their land to all comers.

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In ''Sand Mountain'' there is passing reference to a mountain lunacy called ''wooples on the brain. All tickets to all of our shows are pay-what-you-can! First Church in Boston Unitarian Universalist- We are a non-profit professional theatre company based in Boston, MA.

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Linney's patented mountain Gothic style. The narration is wryly delivered by Kathleen Chalfant as a conjuring woman with an equal knowledge of divine and human nature. With sand mountain matchmaking and humor, he shows his people in their natural plumage, living full lives in the shadow of desperation and poverty.

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For more information visit our webpage at www. Peter visit a penniless family on Christmas Eve to swig corn whiskey and swap progressively absurd folk tales. The first, '' Sand Mountain Matchmaking,'' is an uproarious yarn about the courtship of a frisky young widow. As the thundersheet crackles on a wintry night, Jesus and Saint Peter, in humanly guise, visit a ''hard-time family'' in a lonely shack.

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Rebecca Tull, the daughter of a preacher, has the pick of the men in this forsaken community. At each performance donations of new and gently loved toys will be collected for local charitable organizations. Linney was the founding playwright of Signature Theatre Company, which named a theater in his honor in the new Signature Center, which opened in Romulus Linney died on January 15,aged 80, from lung cancer at home in Germantown, NY. Linney also received the coveted Obie Award in for his play "Tennessee".

Linney and featuring a fine ensemble of Appalachian-inclined actors, the two shaggy tales are running at the Whole Theater, Olympia Dukakis's enterprising New Jersey company.

While designed to be produced together as a single bill, the plays may be presented separately with equal effectiveness. In before his death, Sand mountain matchmaking completed a libretto for an opera based on his first play The Sorrows of Frederick commissioned by The Metropolitan Opera and Lincoln Center Theater.

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Linney's most recent plays have been lighthearted in tone and have been mounted with simplicity and economy. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Born in Philadelphia and reared in North Carolina, Linney is an sand mountain matchmaking, director, novelist, and playwright who has achieved wide respect if not fame. Sand Mountain Matchmaking is full of presentational devices that, while removing the action from a realistic context, add matchmwking its comic delight. The first, ''Sand Mountain Matchmaking,'' is an uproarious yarn about the courtship of a frisky young widow.

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Linney's first stage play, "The Sorrows of Frederick"is a psychological study of the historic figure Frederick William II, the eighteenth-century king of Prussia. His themes deal with social and personal values, religion, and death. Sweep to a Win Over the Heat.

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Accompanying them on fiddle is Julia Alvarez, performing an array of traditional and original compositions.