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Tell it on the mountain

Headwaters’ tells stories of Appalachian folk at Sautee Nacoochee

POSTED: July 5, 2012 1:00 a.m.

This summer’s production of “Headwaters: Didja Hear?” asks the question: What’s it like to live in this goodly portion of beautiful Northeast Georgia? The answers often are surprising.

The show, which runs through July 22, offers fast-paced entertainment with substantive ideas from music, movement, puppets, images and stories to portray the fiercely independent spirit of mountain people.

Sometimes that spirit is literal, like a moonshiner whose “heritage” demonstration gets a visit from a pair of ATF agents. Sometimes that spirit lives within — a deaf girl who wants to learn Japanese, and an older woman whose hearing is diminishing but who still connects to her community.

The performance was written by Jerry Grillo, Gerard Stropnicky and Jo Carson and is produced and directed by Lisa Mount.

The historic gymnasium will be transformed into a unique performance environment. Before the performances, the Sautee Nacoochee Center’s other attractions, including the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and the Center Gallery, will be open to visitors.

Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.



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