Walden Theatre / Blue Apple Players is pleased to announce the launch of the first touring production as a merged company: Johnny Appleseed.
The play, written by Geraldine Ann Snyder for Blue Apple nearly 40 years ago, brings to life the legendary John Chapman and his travels through Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky—tin pot on his head—seeding and tending apple trees ahead of the westward progress of America’s pioneers.
This latest production directed by Hallie Dizdarevic offers new audiences the same characters and events that have enchanted and inspired generations of schoolchildren, with new musical arrangements by Aaron Craker and the addition of live Bluegrass musicians to the ensemble. Johnny Appleseed will be performed at 40+ venues for young people and families in October and November of 2015, including schools in Kentucky and Southern Indiana and two public shows on Saturday, October 24 at 1:00 and 4:00pm at the Walden/Blue Apple campus at 1123 Payne Street.
The play is part of YES! Fest, a year-long initiative of the Arts and Cultural Attractions Council that raises awareness of culture, the arts, the environment, and sustainability and builds dialogue around these issues across the Greater Louisville Region and Southern Indiana.
Tickets to the public performances on October 24 are $8 general admission, and the show makes a great shared experience for the whole family.
Special thanks to the Highlands area Value Market for donating fresh apples for the run of the tour.