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Adelind Horan Shines in “Cry of the Mountain”

What do you get when you combine 13 real-life characters with one superb actress, a sold out venue, and an issue as compelling as mountaintop removal?

In the case of Adelind Horan’s “Cry of the Mountain,” you get must see theater.

Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing “Cry of the Mountain” at Live Arts in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Horan’s performance was outstanding. The Charlottesville native and recent graduate of Hampshire College, skillfully portrays 13 vastly different real life characters whose lives are inextricably bound to the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining.

Rather than making the work feel disjointed, the young actress’ 13 distinct monologues artfully elevate the issue beyond the solitary perspective of a single character. The result is enlightening, seamless and wonderfully unique.

Horan is graciously donating a portion of “Cry of the Mountain” profits to Appalachian Voices and is performing in and around Charlottesville on the dates and at the venues listed below throughout July. Don’t miss this show!!!

* July 8 — Four County Players – box office: 540.832.5355
* July 15 — The Hamner Theatre – box office: 434.361.1999
* July 22 — Live Arts – box office: 434.977.4177
* July 29 — Play On! Theatre – box office: 434.872.0184





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