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TheatreTruck and The Swift River Valley Historical Society present THE WATER PROJECT (IMMERSIVE), created by Emma Ayres, Directed by Emma Ayres and Brianna Sloane. Design by John Bechtold, Emily Taradash and Austin Federa. Performances September 22-24 at 6:30 and 8:30pm at The Swift River Valley Historical Society, 40 Elm Street in the village of North New Salem, just west of Rt. 202. Tickets $20 in advance ($15 students with i.d. and seniors) or $25 cash only at the door ($20 students with i.d. and seniors). "Newspaper headlines read: 4 towns flooded, 2,500 people relocated, houses moved on the backs of trucks, 7,500 graves dug up and reburied on higher ground, memories drowned, and little know..." TheatreTruck Collaborator Emma Ayres has created a truly unique experience: live theater joins forces with the Valleys thriving independent music scene in this original immersive production. Audiences will navigate a house of memory to the sound of live music. Immerse yourself in the currents of time in this story of the flooding of the Quabbin Reservoir. The water is rising. THE WATER PROJECT (IMMERSIVE) submerges the audience in the final week of the decision making-process: to flood or not to flood the Swift River Valley in service of providing clean water to rapidly growing Boston. The audience is invited to explore the story unfolding around them in this theatrical journey. Faced with imminent flooding, the Doubleday family confronts the end of life and home as they know it, while anxiety rises and rumors walk the halls. This site-specific performance, featuring fourteen local actors and four bands, (including Amber Wolfe, Wishbone Zoe and Mammas Marmalade), takes place in the buildings and grounds of The Swift River Valley Historical Society (SRVHS), a museum complex filled with memorabilia from the towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich and Prescott, telling us stories of life in the Swift River Valley before the Quabbin. TheatreTruck is a Collaborative of multidisciplinary artists crafting mobile and site-specific performance, sustainably and playfully. www.theTheatreTruck.com This production is made possible through the generous support of the Orange, Amherst, Shutesbury, Wendell, New Salem and Pelham Cultural Councils. Thanks to our sponsors The Garlic & Arts Festival, the UMass Department of Theater and our many Indigogo Backers. FEATURING: Alice Nash Andrew Roberts Aubrey Morin Brooke Steinhauser Christine Stevens Jane Williams Jay Winell Maria Jose Botelho Olivia Holcomb Phoebe Silliman Sofia McInerney Tim Holcomb Tony Hall Zoe Young and the musical talents of... Amber Wolfe Wishbone Zoe Eli Ayres of Calico Blue Mammas Marmalade and more

When: Sep 22, 2016 6:30PM to Sep 22, 2016 8pm in New Salem, MA
Cost: 15 - 20 USD

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About New Salem, MA
The Town of New Salem Massachusetts was founded in 1753 and is located in Franklin County.

Those in the area should visit the Swift River Valley Historical Society for a piece of town history. Also visit the Bears Den which is a 100 foot deep gorge that was carved by the swift river cascading off granite cliffs and this was also said to be the meeting place for Indian Tribes.

The town remains to be a quiet rural bedroom community.