Consultant - Mentor - Performer
For three triumphant years - 2014, 2015 and 2016 - THE MENDOCINO COUNTY ROAD SHOW
has PLAYED TO PACKED HOUSES ACROSS THE COUNTY, each time with all new material!
Every Spring, THE MENDOCINO COUNTY MUSEUM ROAD SHOW tours the County,
bringing Mendocino County history to life in stories and song!
7 actors in 50 roles plus Great Live Music!
The Museum Road Show plays for One Night Only, travelling to five communities throughout Mendocino County, in late Spring.
Drawing only on transcribed archives of recorded oral histories and other primary source material, audiences vividly experience the personal remembrances of early settlers and more recent pioneers, thrilling to true stories including:
Teamster Walter Gschwend’s Epic Haul from Low Gap to Needle Rock!
The Peril of The Little Girls Caught on the Greenwood Trestle!
The Notorious Wood Family of Fort Bragg!
The Willits Childrens’ March for Prohibition!
Helen's Carpenter's Epic Journey by Wagon from Kansas to Potter Valley!
The Notorious Coates-Frost Feud of Willits!
and in amazing ensemble presentations of sound, image, and virtuoso acting:
THE 1906 EARTHQUAKE, illustrated with Giant Historical Photographs – some Never Before Seen!
THE LEGEND OF BLACK BART, with an original ballad by the musical ensemble All About Sally
THE CRITICAL ELECTION OF 1916, complete with a demonstration of "anvil firing"!
Local businesses are highlighted on the set backdrop and a beautiful travelling proscenium arch, emblazoned with sponsorship ads in early 1900s style featuring their services and goods. Graphic designer Kiersten Hanna, new owner of Fort Bragg’s Braggadoon, is the scenic designer. Along with historian Sylvia Bartley, extraordinary vintage photographs of county history were selected for more excitement and enrichment of these great stories.
A talented and versatile troupe of local actors from all over the county enact these amazing true tales of our past on the stage.
Over the years, these fine professional performers have included Linda Pack, from the Coast; Kate Magruder of Ukiah; Ricci Dedola of Mendocino Theatre Company; Nicole Paravicini of Mendocino Theatre Company and Mendocino Chamber Opera; Bryan Arnold and Billy Hetherington of Willits Shakespeare Company; Garet Waterhouse from Gloriana Musical Theatre; Tony Rakes, Nichole Phillips and Rick Allen from Ukiah Players, and Lindy Peters of the Coast. "All About Sally," an acoustic ensemble with a specialty for historic Americana sound, has collaborated and provided live music for the productions. The touring technical crew provided skill and expertise from all corners of our county.
Linda talks about Black Bart on public radio KRCB! Listen here: http://radio.krcb.org/post/sorting-out-legend-black-bart
CELEBRATE WITH STORIES OF OUR COUNTY'S RICH PAST!
Linda Pack will create a Concert or Program for you and your guests or organization from your choice of her acclaimed oral history interpretations. Songs of the Period can also be included. A festive and fascinating centerpiece for your parties or events! Contact us to discuss details.
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