Hub Theatre Company of Boston Presents SAND MOUNTAIN, Now thru 12/21
This December, Hub Theatre Company of Boston will close its highly acclaimed debut season with a sparkling Appalachian-flavored holiday show; Sand Mountain, a pair of one-act plays by award winning American playwright Romulus Linney.
In the first piece, Sand Mountain Matchmaking, a young, recently widowed preacher's daughter must repel a trio of unsuitable suitors and find true love with the help of a wise old medicine woman's colorful suggestion.
In the second play, Why the Lord Come to Sand Mountain, the Lord and St. Peter visit a dirt-poor family on Christmas Eve to swig corn whiskey and swap progressively absurd folk tales. However, the evening takes a thoughtful turn when the Lord requests one story in particular.
Romulus Linney's lively, ribald and unforgettable backwoods characters are portrayed by an ensemble of fine local actors, including Olev Aleksander, Yoni Bronstein, Ann Carpenter, Lauren Elias, Robert Orzalli, Bill Salem, and Connor Upton. Accompanying them on fiddle is Julia Alvarez, performing an array of traditional and original compositions. The show will be directed by Daniel Bourque.
Obie Award winner Romulus Linney (1930-2011) has written several plays exploring his southern roots over his long and storied career, including Holy Ghosts, Childe Byron and Southern Comfort, as well as the stage adaptation of Ernest L Gaines' novel A Lesson Before Dying. He is the father of actress Laura Linney.
Sand Mountain runs tonight, December 13 through Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the First Church In Boston, located at 66 Marlborough Street, Boston MA 02116.
The Hub Theatre Company of Boston, Inc., founded in 2012, is a non-profit organization committed to entertaining and emotionally engaging theatre in intimate settings. In order to cultivate a diverse audience spanning all ages and backgrounds, all tickets are Pay-What-You-Can. Also, in the spirit of the season, at each performance donations of new and gently loved toys will be collected for local charitable organizations.
Sand Mountain, by award-winning playwright Romulus Linney, presented by the Hub Theatre Company of Boston, December 13-21 at the First Church In Boston, 66 Marlborough St. All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and may be purchased via www.hubtheatreboston.ticketleap.com. For more information, visit www.hubtheatreboston.org.