George Woodard Retrospective In Lost Nation Theater's Lobby Announced

George Woodard Retrospective In Lost Nation Theater's Lobby AnnouncedGeorge Woodard shows his Retrospective "The Roots of My Raising" in Lost Nation Theater's Lobby Gallery during the run of LNT's original world premiere production of Howard Frank Mosher's Disappearances.

George Woodard is known more as an actor-musician, film-maker and farmer more than he is a curator. But when he came across the treasure trove of family photos and all the history they represented, he knew they had to be put together in a collection.

That collection became George Woodard's Photo Essay: The Roots of My Raising.
A title George respectfully borrows from one of his favorite Merle Haggard songs.

George's photo exhibit covers the 106-year history of the Woodard Family Farm in Waterbury Vermont, from the time George's grandfather purchased it. In the 1960's George's dad sold the cows and gave up farming and when it was time to figure out what he should do, George's mom suggested he take up farming. That was 1973. In 1975, George, his two brothers, mom & dad shipped their first load of milk at the rejuvenated farm.

This exhibit is George's story of his appreciation for his ancestors, for this beautiful farm and for the ancestor who had a camera around and made folks get their picture taken.

The text in the exhibit comes from the diaries of his ancestors.

The collection has previously been shown at Axel's Framing in Waterbury, VT and at the Hyde Park Library.

When asked why he put this retrospective together, George said, "Because the pictures are great and the stories are great - and it's everybody's story. Everybody's lived that!"

The exhibit can be viewed Wed-Fri, noon-4pm; from 6:30-7:30pm Thu-Sat; and 1-2pm Suns Oct 3-21; and of course before, during intermissions, and after performances of DISAPPEARANCES.

Additionally, George will be giving a talk about "The Roots of My Raising" Retrospective at 1:15pm in the LNT Lobby Gallery on Sunday Oct 14, immediately prior to the 2pm performance of Disappearances that day.

Disappearances by Howard Frank Mosher - an exhilarating adventure tale of hardscrabble Vermonters in the winter of 1932 on a bootlegging run in a desperate attempt to save their family farm - is getting a world-premiere production by Kim Allen Bent at Lost Nation Theater, Oct 4-21. Lost Nation Theater is Thrilled to be able to share a true-life farm family's lineage in photos in its lobby gallery as it presents this fictional family's lineage on stage. The fact that that family is good friend George Woodard's, makes it all the sweeter.

George Woodard is a dairy farmer, raconteur, actor-musician, and film-maker in Waterbury Vermont. He's appeared with LNT in Woody Guthrie's American Song, and Pump Boys & Dinettes and his most recent produced film is The Summer of Walter Hacks. He is currently finishing up a new film he hopes to release next summer.

Lost Nation Theater: winner "Best in New England"- Yankee Magazine, and named One of the Best Regional Theaters in America by NYC Drama League is Sponsored by Capitol Copy, City of Montpelier, Eternity, National Life Group, The Point-FM, The Times Argus, Great Eastern Radio, WDEV and The World, with media support from Seven Days.

See Disappearances Thursdays­-Sundays, Oct 4 - 21. Curtain is 7:30pm Thu-Sat; 2pm Sun. GALA Fri Oct 5 at 6:30pm
GALA: $60 ($100/couple) Show Pricing: $10 - $30 Students & seniors (age 65): $5 Off. Youth (11 and under) always $10.
(6 & under admitted at discretion of theater, infants and toddlers not admitted.) The show is recommended for ages 12+

Lost Nation Theater is wheelchair accessible, offers an assisted listening system, and large print programs.

For tickets & more information: call 802-229-0492 or visit lostnationtheater.org.

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