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RCC to host ‘Fishing Gone’ Sept. 25

A free performance of “Fishing Gone,” a performance-art play by versatile free-lance author Roger Vaughan, will be presented at Rappahannock Community College’s Glenns Campus at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 25.

This unique event, both educational and entertaining, explores the challenges currently facing the watermen of the Chesapeake Bay, and especially those of Tangier Island. The script was written only after extensive consultation and research among the island’s inhabitants. 

The project was sponsored by the Tangier Historical Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center, and funded by The Maryland Humanities Council and The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. It features lead actor and play director Joel Kolker, and supporting actors Lisa Wheatley, David Foster and Herbert Foster.

The project director, Philip Steel, is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists; his large paintings, reflecting his love of the sea and the people whose lives are affected by it, will be used as stage backdrops.

Background music and songs were provided by Tangierman Davy Crockett (a descendant of the original settlers of the island) who uses his music to express the observations of a life spent working on the Chesapeake Bay.

For more information about the September 25 performance, call 758-6743.

posted 09.16.2009

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