Eastport Arts Center will present The Legend of White Woman Creek, a one-woman opera, on Friday, July 17 at 7 pm. The show, written and performed by the coldharts touring theater company, was inspired by a ghost story, and
Eastport Arts Center will present The Legend of White Woman Creek, a one-woman opera told from the perspective of a ghost, on Friday, July 17 at 7 pm. Written and performed by the coldharts touring theater company, the show weaves a tale of frontier life and peril through thirteen original folk songs, based on the traditional music that first inspired Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez. It premiered at the 2012 Twin Cities Horror Festival and has performed across North America, most recently, as part of the coldharts’ 2019 Broken Union Tour, at New York City’s So-fi festival for solo performance works.
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 streambed known as White Woman Creek. Some say Anna Morgan Faber was killed, some say she killed herself, others say worse… but to hear the truth, you must hear Anna’s song for yourself.
The piece received raves from the Edmonton Journal: “A series of magnificent narrative songs, performed just perfectly… An absolute triumph of music, production and mischievous willingness to unnerve.”
The coldharts create music-theater inspired by the American Gothic. Founders Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan created The Legend of White Woman Creek together; Hartman performs the show under Ryan’s direction.
Tickets are $15, and are available at the door or on the EAC site. More information may be found at www.thecoldharts.com. The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible.
at the EASTPORT ARTS CENTER
as part of the BROKEN UNION TOUR
“Her voice is a trained heart-tugging tool, and she expertly controls her vast range. Hartman can move from soft murmurs to cries so powerful you’ll need to have some tissues handy for when she really lets loose. – 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