Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Six Applalachian Wonder Tales - Kanawha Players This Weekend.
http://kanawhaplayers.org/ Kanawha Players is the longest running community theater in West Virginia.
The two hour show takes several popular fairy tales gives them an Appalachian spin and mixes them with old time ( think George Clooney is Brother How Art Thou). There are six tales.
Jack and the Wonder Bean, Jack and king Marock, Catskins, The Enchanted Tree and The Sow and Her Three Pigs.
My recently deceased neighbor Jinny Spann ( Ms. Charles Spann, Edgwood Drive, Charleston, WV) was active with this group for more than 40 years, serving an actor, singer, president and supporter. Jinny in the last year of her life ask me to become involved in Kanawha Players. She ( Jinny) passed this summer and I am in the cast of this play.
Kanawha Players has a Blenko connection - Blenko Glass created a limited number of crystal water bottles to commemorate their anniversary. The bottles sold for $100 each as part of a fund raiser. http://kanawhaplayers.org if you wish to purchase a bottle or support the Kanawha Players.
The play starts at 7pm Friday -Saturday and 2pm on Sunday . Kanawha Players is located at 309 Beauregard Street in Charleston, WVa. - The cast ranges in age from 2 to 82. Tickets are Adults $16 students and children $10. Family packages are available.
Take the children, the grandchildren, the neighbors kids, this is a fun activity for the entire family.