Friday, February 13, 2009

Page to Stage presents Rebecca Rule debuting her new work, 'Crosscut'

New Hampshire author Rebecca Rule will show the flip side of her recordings of Yankee life when the renowned “Moose of Humor” introduces her newest work, “Crosscut”, at Concord City Auditorium’s Page to Stage series on Sunday, March 1, from 3 to 5 pm.. The event is free and open to all.
A crosscut is a large saw with teeth that cut right across standing lumber. Rebecca recorded the lives of Berlin, New Hampshire lumbermen and their families, the logging and the mills, in stories which cut right across the whole North Country. First she wove the material into a four-character play which was presented by Theatre North in Berlin. An audience member commented that “there were the people from away who understood the story, and there were the local folks who felt it in their hearts, some moved to tears. It’s a wonderful piece of theatre.”
Rebecca has now adapted that play, working with director Don Tirabassi, into a one-person dramatic telling of the stories of the Berlin millworkers. On March 1, she will introduce “Crosscut” in a staged reading incorporating pictures of the folks she interviewed and historic photographs from the Beyond Brown Paper project at Plymouth State University.
“Crosscut” is the sixth and final event in this season’s Page to Stage series, which has been co-hosted by The Friends of The Concord City Auditorium and the Community Players of Concord, NH, and supported by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
For further information on this or future Page to Stage programs, please contact The Friends of the Audi at 225-2164 or email

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