LMU APPALACHIAN READING SERIES TO PRESENT "IVY ROWE"
February 6, 2007 - Harrogate, Tennessee — Lincoln Memorial University’s Appalachian Reading Series will present Barbara Smith in Ivy Rowe, a one-woman play based on Lee Smith’s masterpiece Fair and Tender Ladies at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27 in the Arnold Auditorium of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum on the campus of LMU. Admission is free.
The critically acclaimed play which debuted off-Broadway in New York City in 1991 is about the spunky mountain woman Ivy Rowe from Fair and Tender Ladies. Alone on stage with minimal set and props, Smith becomes the indomitable mountain woman, using her voice and posture to depict Rowe from ages 12 to 92. Smith has toured the play extensively. The play is underscored by dulcimer music performed by Jeff Sebens.
Author Silas House, who serves as LMU’s writer-in-residence and the director of the Appalachian Reading Series, says, “The play is a great opportunity for students and the public to get to know the novel through a lively one-hour play and to enjoy a one-woman show about strength, heritage and survival."
The Appalachian Reading Series is in its second year and is open to the public. The goal of the series is to provide the area with the most in-demand and popular Appalachian writers of the time while also bringing in writers who are writing about the region and shedding new light on the distinct culture and dignity of Appalachia. For more information, contact the office of University Advancement at 423-869-6432.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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