THE LEGEND OF WHITE WOMAN CREEK
by The Coldharts
ONE NIGHT ONLY in DENVER
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
at the SAVOY at CURTIS PARK
presented by THEATRE ARTIBUS
as part of the BROKEN UNION TOUR
Bar opens at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are pay-what-you-can ($15 suggested donation)
Available online or at the door.
The American frontier, 1867: A young woman flees her war-torn home to start a new life in an unfamiliar land. A thirteen-song cycle of love, betrayal, and revenge on the American frontier, sung by the Ghost of Anna Morgan Faber.
Since the late 1800s, inhabitants of western Kansas and eastern Colorado have claimed to witness the specter of a woman singing to herself at twilight, as she wanders along a dry, cracked stream-bed known as White Woman Creek. Some say she was killed, some say she killed herself, others say worse… but to hear the truth, you must hear Anna's song for yourself.
The Legend of White Woman Creek is a music-theatre piece inspired by a ghost story that weaves a tale of frontier life and peril through thirteen original folk songs, based on the traditional music of the era. The performance explores immigration, racism, violence, and community from a feminine perspective.
★★★★★ “A series of narrative songs performed just perfectly… An absolute triumph of music, production and a mischievous willingness to unnerve.” -Edmonton Journal
★★★★★ “Her voice is a trained heart tugging tool, and she expertly controls her vast range… from soft murmurs to cries so powerful you’ll need to have some tissues handy. -CBC
“Not only best show of the Winter Mini-Fest, but one of the most moving musicals I’ve seen in many moons.” - Orlando Weekly
The Coldharts is a Brooklyn-based, touring theatre company founded by Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan in 2012. They create devised, music-theatre inspired by the American Gothic.
In the summer of 2019, the Coldharts will embark upon "The Broken Union Tour," a grassroots, theatre and house concert tour of The Legend of White Woman Creek, starting in the easternmost city of the United States, and traveling west through the upper Midwest, to the Edmonton and Vancouver International Fringe Festivals, and then from Bellingham to Baltimore and places in between.