OLT Presents “Love Makes a Home: The Life of Rebecca Boone”
The figure of Daniel Boone has reached legendary proportions in America’s frontier mythology. Playwright Kiesa Kay’s one-woman drama “Love Makes a Home: The Life of Rebecca Boone” tells the compelling but lesser known tale of his remarkable wife, portrayed by OLT veteran Ann Glenn. The production, directed by Scotty Jenkins, is accompanied by music that intensifies the emotion of the plot.
“Rebecca Boone’s grit and determination too often gets overshadowed by her larger-than-life husband,” said Kiesa Kay, playwright. “She moved more than 20 times, gave birth to ten children, and raised six others.”
The play has been performed in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky, in venues as diverse as Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, the Orchard at Altapass, and Berea College. This performance on November 20, 21, and 22 on the OLT stage will mark its Arkansas premiere with a live performance.
Ann Glenn gives voice to 72-year-old Rebecca Boone’s thoughts as she shares the accumulated wisdom of her time on the American frontier. Ann Glenn is herself an intrepid world traveler, and her deep connection to nature gives her rare insight into the spirit of the indomitable Rebecca.
This well-researched play offers insight into the hopes and hardships of frontier life from the point of view of a hard-working woman. The heartbreaks of life did not extinguish her strong and abiding faith.
“Each director, too, has a different vision for the play, and I am honored that Scotty Jenkins has chosen to direct it,” Kay said. “It’s exciting to see this play come to life at Ouachita Little Theater.”
Friday and Saturday performances (11/20, 21) will be at 7:30 PM and Sunday (11/22) will be 2:30 PM. You may use your OLT season pass or purchase a ticket for $10 at the door or in advance on Fridays at the office between 10:00 – 2:00. CDC guidelines remain in place, so please wear your mask and respect the socially distanced seating arrangement.
11-18-20 3:35 p.m. KAWX.ORG