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Cry Of The Mountain (Whole Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

The mountains of Appalachia are vanishing into rubble. Adelind Horan brilliantly takes the stories of twelve real people whose lives have in some way been affected by mountaintop removal mining, and turns it into a mesmerisingly emotional piece of theatre. Slipping effortlessly from one character to the next, Horan unveils a story of exploitation and political frustration that is breathlessly moving in its intensity. Her portrayal of Ed Wiley, a former miner turned activist, brings tears to her own eyes as well as those of the audience and it is heartbreakingly beautiful to watch the power of his story take hold of her with such passion. ‘Cry of the Mountain’ is an unmissable piece of theatre.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 28 Aug, 2.15pm (3.15pm), £7.00 – £8.00, fpp251.
tw rating 5/5