New plays come to the Horn

Article Published: Jul. 15, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Horn in the West is proud to announce the opening of this summer's Powderhorn Productions.

Two separate series will be presented for the remainder of summer - a Saturday morning children's theatre series and a late night mature audience series. Both will be performed on the main stage in the Daniel Boone Amphitheatre.

The children's theatre opened on July 10, presenting This Ark is Leaking. The drama is described as "a fast paced, witty play about a director and his cast of four actors trying to prepare before their audience arrives. Unfortunately, they realize the audience is already there, and this spurns them on into a unique and humorous rapid-fire telling of "Aesop's Fables," all ending with a moral."

Written by Thomas E. Fuller, a Horn in the West alum, the play is a fun show chalked full of animals that are sure to entertain children of all ages.

The first drama in the adult series will be Fuddy Meers, opening at 11:30 p.m. on July 16. Written by David Lindsey-Abaire, Fuddy Meers is a mature-content comedy featuring a foul mouthed puppet and is described as "a story of a crazy lady."

This Ark is Leaking will be performed at 10 a.m. on Saturday July 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 7. Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults, but if you purchase two children's tickets, you will receive one adult ticket for free. Fuddy Meers will be available for mature audiences for $5 at 11:30 p.m. on Friday July 16 and 24. For show times and ticket information about the second drama in the late night adult series, call (828) 264-2120.

Little Windows music camp in Boone

Music is an integral and exciting part of the culture in the Appalachian Mountains.

Both natives and visitors alike have the opportunity to join in a unique and fun workshop that will combine traditional Appalachian songs with harmony singing and a sense of community. Little Windows, a touring duo made up of Julee Glaub and Mark Weems, will be leading a weekend workshop in Boone at Horn in the West on July 24 and 25.

"You get the chance to learn a lot about Appalachian songs and experience community singing in a beautiful setting," Glaub said. "We have a real heart for teaching and getting folks singing."

The weekend camp will begin Saturday with a workshop teaching harmony singing and traditional songs. Attendees will then be given a complimentary all-you-can-eat dinner from Dan'l Boone Inn, before enjoying that evening's performance of Horn in the West.

After the show, Glaub and Weems will lead a campfire sing-along that will further create a sense of comfort and community with the attendees.

Sunday will continue the camp with hymns and more traditional singing "that will end with a true sense of accomplishment and togetherness," a Horn spokesperson said.

"Everybody needs to get in touch with their own voice and song journey, as well as their North Carolina roots," Glaub said. "Magical things happen when you get people singing."

The weekend Camp Little Windows is a rare opportunity that can be experienced by advanced booking only. Space is limited to 20 people, meaning reservations should be made soon. Tickets are $150 for the entire weekend and include all camp workshops, dinner and the Saturday night performance of Horn in the West.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call (828) 264-2120.

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