Cry of the Mountain


In the summer of 2009, Charlottesville's Adelind Horan interviewed Appalachian mining company executives, environmentalists who were protesting mining operations known as mountaintop removal, and people whose families have worked in mining for 20 years. In the one-woman play Cry of the Mountain, written and preformed by Horan, she portrays thirteen of these people telling the story of mountaintop removal in the words of the people who are directly involved in the process. Whole Theatre presents the documentary at Hamner Theater. The performance will be followed by a talkback with Horan and a mining expert for a discussion of the play, the process, and the cause. A portion of the proceeds will benefit groups working to stop mountaintop removal. Hamner Theater is located in the Rockfish Valley Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane, on Route 151, between Nellysford & Afton.434-361-1999