Echoes In The Garden
American Bard Theater Company, November 2021
Echoes In The Garden
This piece was set to open the day NYC shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally able to remount the production, the American Bard Theater Company reached out to Transcend Streaming to capture the production and develop a highlight reel to be used for future funding. The archival recording was taken with a four-camera capture and edited together after the date of the recording.
Echoes in the Garden is a memory play, set in 1962 with flashbacks to the late 1920s – all in the home of Marion and Henry Hemmerich, in the small town of Wyomissing, PA. This domestic drama centers on the return home of their daughter, Ruth, as the family tries to navigate social and familial expectations in the wake of loss that echoes through the generations.
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Echoes In The Garden Creative Team:
Ross G. Hewitt – Playwright
Aimee Todoroff – Director
Aoife Hough – Stage Manager
Sydneii Colter – Assistant Stage Manager
Cheri Wicks and Erin Gilbreth – Co-producing Artistic Directors
Debbi Hobson – Costume Designer
Julia Squier – Costume Assistant
Mike Mroch – Set Designer
Annie Garrett-Larsen – Lighting Designer
Emily Murphy – Lighting Assistant
Jeanne Travis – Sound Designer
Lee Monahan – Sound Operator
Alexandra Cremer – Props Designer
Samantha Hewitt – Graphic Designer
Echoes In The Garden featured the following performers:
Cheri Wicks, Arthur Aulisi, Richarda Abrams, Sarah Young, Caroline Portner, Jake Roberson, Nastasja Naarendorp, and Rhylee Watson.