Based on historical facts and local legend, The Aracoma Story unfolds as a wise old mountain man weaves the tragic tale of Indian Princess Aracoma and her forbidden love, Boling Baker.
This year’s performance will be directed by Bruce Baisden for the 3rd consecutive season. Bruce is a 1977 graduate of Lenore High and resides at Dingess. He has also appeared many times in The Aracoma Story , having portrayed all male roles, and will reprise his role as Boling Baker this season. He brings his love for the story to the stage with fresh ideas for the local favorite.
Other summer staff for The Aracoma Story Inc. is Stevie Brigode of Cross Lanes as Technical Director. Brigode has performed technical services in dozens of productions in the Charleston area in the past few decades. Rebecca Huguet is costumer. Huguet, a resident of Albany, Ga., has performed costume design in dozens of productions including many for The Aracoma Story over the past several years.
This year’s cast list is Aracoma: Act One — Taylor Cline, Act Two — Crystal Cline; Boling Baker: Act One — Adam Terry, Act Two — Bruce Baisden; Oceana: Act one — Allex Wooten, Act 2 — Kennedy Miller.
Alex Wooten, who is Oceana in the first act is also assisting with production as Director of the settler scene.
Mountain man is played by Roger Burdett; Ronnie is played by Donnie Pritchard; Martha Jane is played by Selicity Baisden; Jenny Marie is played by Amber Richards; Elly is played by Sarah Rose, and Lizzy is played by Nikki Ellis. Medicine man is played by Leroy Mullins; Dreamteller is played by Cindi Armstrong; Cornstalk is played by Steve Botsch; Gibson, Tater, and Lt. Chapman are played by Bob Fields; Logan is played by Mike Mills; George is played by Brian Bowen; Kathyrn is played by Krista Ellis; James is played by Joey Rainwater; Daws is played by Dustin Brown; Crazy Wolf is played by Scott Pritchard; Amanda is played by Keira Bowen; Peter is played by Blake Bowen; Ruby is played by Pam Ellis; Rebecca is played by Judy Wooten; Big Bear is played byWes Nelson; Mary Louise is played by Katlyn McCloud; Jessie is played by Camron Paynter; Rain Drop is played by Alex Browning; Indians are played by Ronda Farley, Lexi Meade, Kaya Morgan, and the Indian girl is played by Lacy Rainwater.
Ticket prices are: $12 at the Gate and $11 in advance for Adults; $10 at the Gate and $9 in advance for Seniors; and $8 at the Gate and $7 advance for Children (3 - 12 years). Advanced tickets can be purchased at Pic-Pac Supermarket in Man, Aracoma Drug in Chapmanville and Apex Printing in downtown Logan. Phone orders are also taken by calling TAS’ office Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 304-752-0253
The Aracoma Story will run through July 26.