Twisted Roots Production Is Aug. 1-3 At MACC

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Stage Production of Twisted Roots will be performed at the Mountain Arts Community Center Aug. 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. 

Twisted Roots is an Appalachian themed production inspired by the life and writings of Signal Mountain’s Emma Bell Miles.  Conceived by author and poet Peggy Douglas, Twisted Roots is set in early 20th century Appalachia and will feature original music by Tom Brown. The two act drama is directed by Trish Wileman.

Twisted Roots is a series of 14 poems set to Appalachian traditional music that is collectively called a "choreopoem."  The poetry and music express the joys, as well as the many struggles and obstacles that early 19th century men and women faced throughout their lives.  It is performed by a cast of six characters, five women and one man.  The poems deal with love, loss, abandonment, racial tension, alcoholism, poverty and the importance of family, nature, and Spirit, embodied by each character's story.

Several of Ms. Miles original paintings will be on display at the MACC for these performances.

Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for all others. 

The Mountain Arts Community Center is at 809 Kentucky Ave. on Signal Mountain.  For more information call 886-1959 or visit

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