Monday, April 2, 2012

Living in the Brownfield - Touchstone Theatre

Touchstone’s involvement with the Historic Bethlehem Partnership’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War continues with a year-long project examining who we are, what unites us, and what makes us Americans. Last season Touchstone inaugurated the commemoration with The Whitman Piece, this year we close it with A Resting Place, an original community-based play written by Alison Carey (playwright of Touchstone’s acclaimed Steelbound). The play and auxiliary events draw on the stories of individuals who lived and died in Bethlehem during the years of the War Between the States.

Friday April 13

Performance of A Resting Place
6pm Moravian College Priscilla Payne Hurd Patio

Panel discussion How the War Affects Us Today
7:45pm  Moravian College Haupert Union building.

 Miss Abigail Gillespie in rehearsal as the Irish Soldier, Aiden, the secret female fighter

Saturday April 14

Performance of A Resting Place:
1pm south Bethlehem Greenway 300 block

Panel discussion: "Building Community Through Theatre"
2:45pm held inside Touchstone Theatre

Performance of A Resting Place
6pm Lehigh University outside Packer Chapel

God’s Acre was where A Resting Place began. Where members of the Touchstone Ensemble came to say words on Veterans Day before James Peifer’s grave, promising the good faith of their efforts. In late twilight we began. 

Sunday April 15

Performance A Resting Place
1pm Bethlehem City Hall Plaza

Panel discussion "Bethlehem's Civil War History"
2:45pm Bethlehem Gemeinhaus

Performance: A Resting Place
6pm Colonial Industrial Quarter

Guest lecture: David Kincaid
7:45pm Central Moravian Church Old Chapel

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