Local orchard hosting play


By Andy Winemiller - awinemiller@civitasmedia.com



Levering Orchard in Ararat, Virginia, will host a theatre event throughout this weekend and next. A performance of “Brilliant Traces” began Friday and will also be performed Saturday and Sunday nights, as well as on Sept. 18, 19 and 20. Each performance begins at 7 p.m. at the orchard.

According to orchard owner Frank Levering the performance will be the last of the summer at the orchard’s Cherry Orchard Theatre. According to Levering’s press release the play, which is set in a remote cabin in Alaska, is a romance that features Brian Mullins and Elizabeth May in the roles of an Alaskan oil field worker and a stranded young woman.

According to the statement UNC-Greensboro professor John Gulley is directing the play, which was first performed in New York City in 1989.

Additionally, Levering said the orchard will welcome playwright Beth Henley at the Sept. 18, 19 and 20 performances. Henley is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Crimes of the Heart.”

Though hot apple cider and fall apples from the orchard will be served at the event, Levering is encouraging visitors to bring anything else they would like to eat or drink to the performances. Additionally, Levering advised visitors to bring a lawn chair.

Reservations for the performances are not necessary, and the fee for entry is $15 per visitor. For more information visit www.leveringorchard.com or call the orchard at (276) 755-3593.

By Andy Winemiller

awinemiller@civitasmedia.com

Andy Winemiller is a staff writer at The Mount Airy News. Andy can be reached at (336) 415-4698 or awinemiller@civitasmedia.com.

Andy Winemiller is a staff writer at The Mount Airy News. Andy can be reached at (336) 415-4698 or awinemiller@civitasmedia.com.

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