Showing posts with label Valleytown Cultural Arts Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valleytown Cultural Arts Center. Show all posts

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Chautauqua again in Andrews - Gary Carden play Coy will be presented


You will want to mark these dates on your calendar. April 26 - 28.


The little town of Andrews, NC will continue with their Spring Chautauqua April 26 - 28 and has a wonderful lineup of events. Check them out on the link below.
http://www.chautauquaandrews.org/calendar.htm

At 2:00 p.m.  Saturday, see "Becoming Elizabeth Lawrence" presented by Emily Herring Wilson at the Valleytown Cultural Arts Center.



One of Gary Carden's plays , "Coy," will be presented by Tom Dewees at the Valleytown Cultural Arts Center 7:00 P.M. Saturday, and several other theater productions will take place that weekend.
If you have somehow missed seeing a Gary Carden play, you must make sure to take in this one. You will spend a delightful evening with his characters.

Although Andrews is not so far from Clay County NC, Towns County and Union County Georgia, we hear little about this event. Thanks to Linda Ray at Curiosity Books in Murphy for sending the link.

After the last performance of one of Gary's plays at Chautauqua  I heard rave reviews. I am determined to get to Andrews for this one. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A National Treasure , Gary Carden

The following letter is from Elizabeth Hay of Andrews, NC

Gary Carden appeared Friday, October 17, at the Valleytown Cultural Arts Center in Andrews NC as the centerpiece for their annual week long Chautauqua event. He had the audience completely entranced with his presentation of "Blow the Tannery Whistle," a series of short stories of his childhood experiences and memories.
No one can capture and/or portray the Appalachian character like Gary can. The man should be declared a national treasure. He had the audience totally captivated, but more to the point, the man is authentic. He understands and conveys mountain ways without making fun or getting a cheap laugh.
We have had our Chautauqua for seven years now, and have had one of Gary's plays every year.He was kind enough to come in person this year. I don't know how we are going to top that one. We are honored that he would come, and he walked away with our hearts, as he always does.

To get your own DVD of Gary's stories, contact him at:gcarden@aol.com or click here