Great ‘Patchwork’ theater! Exhibit extended

With the help of young local writers and actors, Mill Mountain Theatre’s Conservatory students, directed by Jay Briggs and Travis Kendrick, inspired a good-sized audience Feb. 18 with their “Patchwork” production at the O. Winston Link and History Museum of Western Virginia.

This project connected with the current History Museum exhibit, “Reading Appalachia,” about the culture and children’s literature of Appalachia. The exhibit run has been extended through March 21. School and community groups can arrange a group visit, or they can invite readers to come to their location for a presentation of an Appalachian-themed book.

Financial support of the “Reading” project came from the Roanoke City Arts Commission, the Roanoke Kiwanis Club, HoneyTree Foundation, Brickhouse Properties, BB&T, Harry and Natalie Norris, Jimmy and Dee Harrison, Jackie and Gary Phillips, Ron and Janice Sink and Nelson and Brenda Greene.

 

Sandra Kelly

Board Member, Historical Society of Western Virginia Graduate: Hollins University, BA and MALS in English; Virginia Western Community College, AA in Business Administration Profession: Writer, editor