March 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, & 23 at 8:00 pm
March 10, 17, & 24 at 3:00 pm
Book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
Lyrics and music by Barbara Damashek
Box Office Hours are Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5:30PM
The Green Room Community Theatre’s spring musical, Quilters, will open Friday, March 8, 2013 for a three-weekend run. This show depicts the challenges and realities of the lives of American pioneer women through vignettes and music. Discover school days, courtship, weddings, childbirth, country roads, religion, parenting, aging, and even log cabins. She how the various “quilt blocks of their lives” are stitched into one glorious, brilliantly colorful quilt.
The Green Room is pleased to announce that there will be events at the Catawba County Historical Museum and the Catawba County Main Library in Newton in conjunction with this production. Thanks to the Catawba Valley Quilters Guild, there will also be quilts on display at the Old Post Office Playhouse during show times and quilting demonstrations on select evenings.
The Catawba County Historical Museum will host a reception and exhibition of historic quilts before the show on select production dates. Some of these quilts date back to the 1700s! The museum will open at 7:00 pm on March 8, 9, 15, & 16 and at 1:00 on March 10 & 17. Patrons may visit the exhibit and then walk across the street for the show.
The Newton Branch of the Catawba County Library will host Georgia Bonesteel on Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 am. Georgia is an American quilter and longtime teacher of quilting through public television and workshops, most notably, “Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel.” She will be presenting a trunk show and lecture at the Newton Library.
Quilters is produced by Drum & Willis-Reynolds Funerals Homes & Crematory and Peoples Bank. Tickets for The Green Room’s production of Quilters are available by calling the box office at (828) 464-6128, Wednesdays – Fridays from 10:00 – 5:30. Tickets are $14 for Adults, $12 for Seniors and Students, and $8 for children age 12 and under.