2011 Tour

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We Came This Way

A Journey Along The Black Walnut Trail

FIRST PLAY

THE DECISION

Playwright: Liz Benneian

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania was a comfortable home for many years to the German settlers. However, by 1799 many were thinking that this was no longer the place for them. New land and prospects beckoned along the Black Walnut Trail into Canada, but pulling up deep roots and leaving all you know behind is not as easy or as exciting as it may seem, particularly when it comes to leaving possessions and loved ones behind.

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CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Jake Culp Alex Voortman

Polly Fultz Katie Sargent

Mary Elizabeth Overholt Katarina Naccarato

Susannah Overholt Caroline Hansen

Magdalena Haun Katherine Cooke

Mercy Culp Sharon Fecik

Sarah Culp Bailee Malivoire

Agnes Honsberger Sylvia Prins

GREETERS/GUIDES – Anita Gray and

Lee-Anne Facey-Crowther

 


SECOND PLAY

DRAWING LOTS

Playwright: Sheila Laundry

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One of the first things the new settlers wanted was a minister. After the old community in Pennsylvania refused to send one, the new community decided to use a tried and true method of choosing a minister of their own. Not everyone was thrilled by the idea.

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CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Magdalena Moyer Margaret Daley

Anna Kratz Betsy Tauro

Sarah Hipple Sarah Bradshaw

Mary Fretz Jennifer Connors

Jacob Moyer Steve deBoer

John Fretz Chris Lepp

Dilman Moyer Brian Rintjema

Valentine Kratz Terry Kotwa

GREETER/GUIDE – Joan Edwards


THIRD PLAY

THE SINGING SCHOOL

Playwright: Marilyn Bellfontaine

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The first Samuel Moyer to come to this area was also the first school master and choir director. School was a strict affair, so the evening singing school times, created to teach the young people to sing well in church, doubled as a social life for the young people, especially the teens. Of course that was if they could avoid the all-seeing eye of the teacher.

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CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Samuel Moyer Mike Jenken

Isaac Hoch Andrew Fecik

Barbara Hunsberger Chelsea Stevenson

Elizabeth Hunsberger Aly Kotwa

Samuel Housser Kyle Reilly

THE STUDENTS

Megan Babiski Sophie Chouinard Mitchell Csermak

Annalisa Cripps Danielle Cripps Kaelyn Daniels

Kenwyn Fecik Angela Paul Adrian Thomas

Amanda Rintjema Sarah Rintjema Jenn Yurkiw

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GREETER/GUIDE – Christina Hannus


FOURTH PLAY

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STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND

Playwright: John van der Beek

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After many hardships, not the least of which was the isolation caused by harsh winters, it was always a relief when spring came and travel between communities could resume. Some took the difficulties of their new life in stride, while others… well, come and hear for yourself.

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CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

Elizabeth Fry Jennifer Toews

Esther Wismer Jeannette Heil

Henry Fry Derek Malivoire

Jacob Fry Mark Miszturak

John Wismer Rick Voortman

Joseph Sherk George Prins

David Moyer Calvin Quirk

Sam Moyer Ben Cipryk

Mary Fry Lindsay Cooke

GREETERS/GUIDES – Val O’Reilly and Wendy Quirk

 


THE STORY TELLER

On the Conestoga Wagons

Playwright: Katherine Albers

TOUR 1

Opa Jens Hansen

Jesse Liam Hansen

TOUR 2

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Opa Bruce Wallace

Jesse Rachel Barich

TOUR 3

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Opa Ken Southward

Jesse Emma Campeo

TOUR 4

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Opa Mike Cipryk

Jesse Elaina Mohr

TOUR 5

Opa Rob Murre

Jesse Samantha Cooke

BUS MONITORS – Margaret Andrewes, Mike Flus,

Brenda Kell-Kotwa, Sheila Laundry and John van der Beek

Sound provided by Soundbox Productions


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