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Inspired by Roberson’s exhibition, The Civil War
By Laura Cunningham
Alonzo’s Acting Company, directed by Judy McMahon
Thur., Feb. 23, 7:30pm
Fri., Feb. 24, 7:30pm
Sat., Feb. 25, 7:30pm
Sun., Feb. 26, 2:00pm
Roberson Mansion ballroom
Roberson Museum & Science Center
30 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
Tickets available online: www.Roberson.org
Or by calling (607) 772-0660
Roberson Museum and Science Center, in partnership with award-winning Binghamton Playwright, has announced details of “Apron Strings,” a new theatrical production inspired by Roberson’s newest exhibition, The Civil War.
Laura Cunningham has written the play “Apron Strings,” drawing on various characters and events described in Roberson’s The Civil War exhibition.
The play features four soldiers and a drummer boy who are returning from the Civil War to their homes in Broome County, and another man, Samuel, who is en route to Syracuse, New York. The six all served together in the Union Army. The story twists and turns as these characters travel in a freight compartment of the Erie Railway.
With “Apron Strings” Roberson is blending exhibition skills with performance artistry to bring extraordinary creativity to storytelling. Roberson’s Executive Director Terry McDonald calls it a partnership of museum and acting talents that brings the past to life.
The play features seven local actors and will be performed in the Roberson Mansion ballroom under the direction of Judy McMahon. A custom stage is being designed and built for the production by Roberson’s exhibition team.