Come enjoy Echoes of Cherokee County, performed by Reinhardt University Theatre, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11 & 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Theatre.
Four young actors will read from actual historical document that describe some of the important events and movements that shaped Cherokee County during the 50 years leading up to 1861.
"It's about 40 minutes of legal documents, letters, diaries, and newspaper reports. It covers gold rushes, school building, preaching, Indian removal and oppression, and, for the finale, a truly terrifying speech delivered on the eve of the war to the Cherokee Riflemen by a women's sewing guild. Goes way beyond 'war of northern aggression' rhetoric," said Reinhardt University assistant professor of English and Theatre Dr. Kevin Crawford.
The play is based on historical documents researched by Dr. Kenneth Wheeler, an associate professor of history at Reinhardt, and Richard Wright '94 '05, a local historian.
"It's a fun way to interact with this material," said Wright, who will also be speaking at the event.
Tickets are $5 each; please plan to pay by cash or check.
Reinhardt added a theater major in the fall of 2010, and this play is one of two productions the University Theater will present to the public this spring.
The theatre is located in downtown Canton, Ga., at 171 East Main Street, Canton, Ga. 30114.
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