The Rural Academy Theater is a collaboration of individuals, two-legged & four creating theater for primarily rural audiences in response to the growing urbanization of our culture, economy, food, education, media, & art.
Their annual horse-pulled tour brings performers, musicians, sculptors, & dancers to town greens, college campuses, theaters, riverbanks, & farms via horse pulled wagon & bicycle power. They perform evenings of original theater under the stars or clouds using their wagon as their stage followed by a healthy dose of classic silent cinema accompanied by the Rural Academy Orkestar.
2014 Tour Schedule:
Sept. 20th – 8pm- Mulberry Recreation Center, 720 Mulberry St., Lenoir
Sept. 23rd – 8pm- 87 Ruffin St. Gallery, (87 Ruffin St., Linville)
Sept. 25th – 8pm- Appalachian State University, (Sanford Mall, Boone)
Sept. 26th – Time TBA- Jones House, (604 W King St., Boone)
Sept. 28th – 8pm – Lees-McRae College, (191 Main St. W, Banner Elk- green behind cafeteria)
Oct. 1st – 8pm – Penland School of Crafts (67 Doras Trail, Penland- central green)
Oct. 3rd – 8pm – Arthur Morgan School (60 AMS Circle, Burnsville)
Oct. 7th – 7:30pm – Marshall High Studios (115 Blannahasset Island, Marshall)
Oct. 9th – 7:30PM – Franny’s Farm (38 Came Sharp Rd, Leicester)
Oct. 14th – 7:30pm – Earthaven Ecovillage (Old Fort) here are directions – GPS will not get you there. http://www.earthaven.org/visiting/how-to-get-here/
Oct. 16th – 8pm – White Horse Black Mountain, (105 Montreat Rd., Black Mountain)