the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
"Daughters of the Appalachians"
November 1, 2, 7, 8. 9, and 10, at
Good Company Theater in West Granby, CT.
Written by storyteller, Linda Goodman
Directed by Nikki Currie-Huggard and Resa Ferreira. Nannie Wright Talbot Brown portrays matriarch Marthie Potter.
Providing a rare glimpse of the inner lives of the women for whom poverty and isolation were a fact of life, and whose men worked, and often died, in the coal mines, Linda Goodman’s “Daughters of the Appalachians” is a collection of stories like the ones her father told her in the evenings when she was a child.
In the best Southern tradition, these stories, handed down from generation to generation, and embellished by each teller, end up being part history and part imagination, part bragging and part confession.