By Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
Directed by Edie Baran
Quilters is a musical diorama based on the diaries, letters and stories of pioneer women. Written in 1984 by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, this theatrical work takes us through the joys, fears, loves, and tribulations women faced as they helped settle their families in the prairie states. Quilters is poignant, thought-provoking, foot-tapping, and just plain fun. Seven women share their stories and songs through quilt blocks; each block commemorates an event in their lives. In its review of the Broadway opening, Newsweek calls Quilters, "a tender and moving theatre work, a human patchwork rippling in the breeze of memory."
Suggested audience: ages 10 and older; please note: we will not admit children under the age of 6, apologies for any inconvenience.
Produced by Rock County Historical Society at Janesville Performing Arts Center 408 S. Main St. Janesville, WI 53545
Performances: June 15 - 24, 2007
Performance Times: June 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30 PM; June 17 & 24 at 2:00 PM
Ticket Prices: $15/adults, $7 all students, groups of 10 or more $12/$5
Call 608-758-0297 for reservations or more information.