Singing Storytellers is proud to have the Yara Arts Group come from New York and present their show Capt. John Smith Goes to Ukraine.
Everyone knows about Pocahontas, but few are aware that shortly before Capt. John Smith first sailed for Virginia, he was an adventurer in the Mediterranean where he fought the Ottoman Turks, was captured, and sold as a slave. This play is a comedy/musical/historical epic-in-an hour with 3 characters created by poet Bob Holman, performance artist Susan Hwang, Ukrainian musician Julian Kytasty and director Virlana Tkacz (Yara Arts Group, New York). It deals with Smith’s adventures in Eastern Europe circa 1603, where he first met “Other” people and gained experience that helped him prepare to interact with Indigenous North Americans as founder of Jamestown.
The Yara Arts Group brings together drama, poetry, song, historical materials and movement to create original performance pieces that explore timely issues rooted in the East.
Capt. John Smith Goes to Ukraine will be at the Boardmore Theatre at 2:00 pm, Saturday October 11th, 2014.
Ticket Prices: $15.00 (general) $10.00 (student and seniors)
For more information check it out on Facebook.