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Saturday, June 6, 2015

A Hundred Years Later, "Stormy Banks" Recreates Local Civil War Trauma

Enemy invaders are offered some Mennonite pie
The Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center will present “Jordan’s Stormy Banks”, a drama in two acts, at the Eastern Mennonite University MainStage Theater at 7:30 pm June 12, 13 and 14, plus a 3 pm matinee performance on June 14.

“Jordan’s Stormy Banks” is an original production commissioned by the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center and written by Liz Beachy Hansen. This year's production is directed by Alisha Hubert, and tells the  story of a Shenandoah Valley family’s struggles during the Civil War and how they deal with conflicts that result from competing loyalties to faith, family and nation.

I have seen this drama twice, and strongly recommend it for anyone interested in the Mennonite and Brethren experience during this tumultuous time a century ago. It's well worth the price of admission, and you'll want to invite your family and friends to join you.

Tickets are $15/adults, $12/seniors, students and groups of 10 or more, and $6/children 7-12 years, and may be purchased online or by calling (540) 438-1275.
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