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7:22 AM Wed, Sept. 26th

Every Summer Monday<BR>'Homestead' portrays a family's love

A new play about land, home and family is the fare for this Monday's Every Summer Monday at 7 p.m. at the courthouse plaza.

Produced by Sharlot Hall Museum's Blue Rose Theater, "Homestead" tells the story of a Northern Arizona family, their relationships with each other and the bond they have with their land.

Written by local playwright Karla Burkett and directed by the Arizona Classical Theatre's Kelly Johnson, "Homestead" employs six 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.

As with all "Every Summer Monday" programs, there is no charge for the evening program, although donations will be accepted. And … don't forget your lawn chair.

If it rains, the program will be held in the Elks Opera House.

The Every Summer Monday series, now in its seventh year, is sponsored by "Interpretive Arts Unlimited!" a USDA Forest Service Enterprise Team and the City of Prescott Parks and Recreation Department.

"We are excited to offer this season's programs as one of our Enterprise Team's first undertakings," said Rita Cantu, manager of Interpretive Arts Unlimited! and developer of the summer series.

"The team, like the series, provides interpretation of cultural and natural history through the arts," she said. "As we've worked in national forests across the U.S., we've discovered how unique our series is, and how unusual it is for land management agencies to share their message through the arts. Prescott has a wonderful tool here to help folks discover their heritage, and we're proud to help keep that spirit alive."