Bone Hill

Martha Redbone: Bone Hill—The Concert

Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall

$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni; $12 students, youth under 18

"[Bone Hill is] evidence of her beautifully moving and distinctive music style: an amalgamation of influences from her upbringing in both Brooklyn and rural Kentucky (think R&B, soul, '70s groove crossed with folk and country)."
The Day (New London)

Featuring a cast of eight actors/musicians, Bone Hill is inspired by four generations of Martha Redbone's family lineage (Cherokee/Shawnee and African American), and its historic and cultural connections to the land in the coal-mining Appalachian Mountains of Harlan County, Kentucky. This contemporary musical theater work was created and developed by librettist/composers Ms. Redbone and Aaron Whitby.

This performance is two hours with one intermission. 

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.