So­cial Cir­cle The­ater presents “Sto­ries from the Well”

So­cial Cir­cle Cot­ton Mill fea­tured this year

The Covington News - - Newton at play -

So­cial Cir­cle The­ater will present “ Sto­ries from the Well: Startin’ All Over Again,” on Sept. 20 and 27 at 4 p. m. and 7: 30 p. m. and Sept. 21 and 28 at 4 p. m.

This year’s se­ries of Sto­ries from the Well fea­tures the So­cial Cir­cle Cot­ton Mill, which was started in 1901 and ran for roughly 12 years be­fore go­ing bank­rupt. It was then bought by a group of lo­cal cit­i­zens and it started over again.

Years later the mill was sold once more, this time to Canon. Dur­ing a strike in 1935 many farm­ers and their wives en­tered the mill to save their land and homes and again, the mill started over.

For the first time in the se­ries, this pro­duc­tion will fea­ture three fam­i­lies; a white fam­ily from the town, a black share­crop­per fam­ily and a white mill fam­ily. The pro­duc­tion fol­lows th­ese fam­i­lies as they live their lives and re­al­ize that the only thing that keeps them apart is the money the yei­ther do or do not have. When it comes to a love for their fam­ily and one an­other they are not so dif­fer­ent af­ter all.

“ Seems like we’re al­ways startin’ over… one way or an­other,” reads the press release for the pro­duc­tion. “As a child, you gave up play days at home to start school. You started over learnin’ in a dif­fer­ent way. Your fam­ily must move to an­other town. You start

Full cast: over makin’ friends. You meet the man or woman of your dreams. You start over as you learn to give more than re­ceive. You have chil­dren. You start over as you add cher­ished angels to your fam­ily. They grow up and you find your­self alone again with your mate. Yep… you’re over again.”

So­cial Cir­cle The­ater in­vites you to join them and over 100 am­a­teur ac­tors as they dance and sing. As they spend time in the cot­ton fields, work at the mill and live their lives in So­cial Cir­cle with “ Sto­ries From


all the Well: Startin’ All Over Again.”

The cost of ad­mis­sion is $ 15 for adults, $ 10 for chil­dren and $ 8 for groups of 10 or more. Doors open 30 min­utes prior to the show. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. so­cial­cir­clethe­ater. com.

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The cast of “Sto­ries from the Well” pre­sented at the So­cial Cir­cle The­ater will be per­formed on Sept. 20, 21, 27 and 28.

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