Originally Published: June 8, 2001 7:15 p.m.
An original theater production about land, home and family opens Friday at Sharlot Hall Museum's amphitheater.
Produced by the museum's Blue Rose Theater, the short play tells the story of a Northern Arizona family, their relationships with each other and the bond they have with their land.
Beginning in the present and working backward through time, "Homestead" presents a moving portrait of four generations.
Written by local playwright Karla Burkitt and directed by Arizona Classical Theatre's Kelly Johnston, "Homestead" employs six versatile performers to portray 12 individuals across a span of 111 years.
The result is a series of family portraits that speak clearly of the love that binds a family together and holds them to a place they call home.
Performances of "Homestead" are at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 8, 9 15 and 16, and at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 10 and 17. Tickets are $5 in advance at Sharlot Hall Museum, or at the door.
In case of bad weather, the performances will move inside the museum.
For more information, call 445-3122.