2012 - 2013 Season: Contemplating Character
By Dan Gordon
November 9-18, 2012
Irena's Vow is the inspiring, life-affirming story of one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II, Irena Gut Opdyke. 19-year-old Irena, a Polish Catholic, was forced to work as head housekeeper for a prominent German major. Over a two year period of service, Irena used her wit, humor, and courage to protect the lives of the Jewish refugees she cared for secretly. A celebration of triumph in a time of suffering, this is an extraordinary true story of one woman's character.
By Rick Whelan
March 8-17, 2013
Sometimes the greatest gift comes in the smallest package. When a young, abandoned girl in need of care appears at reclusive Samuel Langley's door in the middle of the night, he rediscovers hope, beauty and character. Be captivated by this story of a troubled man finding love through the simple needs of an innocent child. Winner of the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights, the play is very loosely based on George Eliot's Silas Marner.
Book by Molly Newman & Barbara Damashek,
Music & lyrics by Barbara Damashek
July 12-21, 2013
A tender, moving musical, Quilters celebrates with unassuming honesty and simplicity the courage and character of our nation's pioneer women as they share their fears, joys, loves and tribulations as settlers in a sometimes harsh land. Filled with love, warmth, rich and lively humor and stunning music, Quilters presents a moving spectacle of simple human dignity and endurance in the face of adversity. "Quilters is a show pieced together with love and stitched with pride … a thing of beauty, comfort and joy." — NY Post.
One Performance Only! December 8, 2012
General Admission – Pay What You Like
Come celebrate the birth of the most important Character of Christmas with a showcase of several of Acacia's best-loved touring shows and brand new productions. Sprinkled throughout the shows will be music of the season.