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Laborfest: Drama: The Mothers of Ludlow
Date Friday July 16
Time 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Julia Morgan Center for Performing Arts - 2640 College Avenue, Berkeley
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/Author
The Mothers of Ludlow
Opening of Musical Drama Performance by Youth Musical Theater Company
Show through July 16,17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Music by Paul Boesing
Book and Lyrics by Martha Boesing
Directed by Jennifer Boesing
Music Direction by Dave Möschler

This summer for the first time, YMTC is mounting a world premiere, The Mothers of Ludlow. This poignant and beautiful musical drama brings to life the events leading up to the massacre of the striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado in 1914. This massacre captured the attention of some of the 20th century’s most influential left-leaning thinkers, inspiring a novel by Upton Sinclair, thesis by Howard Zinn and George McGovern, and a tragic lament by Woody Guthrie. Written by renowned composer and playwright team, Paul and Martha Boesing, The Mothers of Ludlow is a story of desperate times, racial tension, courage and love, and promises to be unlike any other theater experience offered to Bay Area audiences this summer.

On Sunday July 18th, YMTC will also be holding a post-matinee forum at the Julia Morgan Theater. Two labor historians who are experts on the subject of the Ludlow strike and massacre will lead an open discussion between the audience and the writers, directors, and members of the cast.
http://www.ymtcberkeley.org
Tickets - through Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/111930
See also:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_Massacre
http://www.umwa.org/?q=content/ludlow-massacre
http://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Ludlow_Massacre.htm
http://www.santafetrailscenicandhistoricbyway.org/ludlow.html
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Jupton.htm (Upton Sinclair's King Coal)
http://www.marthaboesing.com/
http://www.kutheatre.com/~kutheatr/03-04_season/0304_AsYouLikeItBios.html
http://www.ymtcberkeley.org/staff/
http://www.davidmoschler.com/
http://www.juliamorgan.org/
http://www.laborfest.net/2010/2010schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 22nd, 2010 6:09 AM

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