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PERSEPHONE ON THE WATER

No matter where we live, or where we go, our relationship to natural spaces is often in

conflict. We are at once animals and industrialists. We are individuals, yet part of a group.

The history of Laurel Lake and Pine Grove Furnace State Park is a testament to this, as is

Persephone’s divided self.

Persephone on the Water is an experiment in site specific, outdoor performance – a hallmark

of performing arts collective Valley Traction; featuring live musicians, and a movement-based

retelling of the Persephone myth occurring partially in the water. This performance is an

aspect of Valley Traction’s ongoing interpretation of local history.

YOUNG PERSEPHONE….……............…….….……Roma Cervino PERSEPHONE………...…......…..….…………..Chakra Sokhomsan DEMETER…………………............….....……….……….Espoir DelMain H………………..…….……................................………...…………Mo Geiger FOOTNOTE…………............….……………Rory Harper-McCombs THE COMPOSER ….....……..…................…….………….Brian Maag THE ARCHITECT…….........................………...……….….Walt Geiger MUSICIAN 1……….……..............…..……....…….…..Joshua Bennett MUSICIAN 2……….……….…...................….…………….John Werner MUSICIAN 3…….…………….…..........…………..Harmony Esqueda MUSICIAN 4…….……………....................…….………..Doug Krueger MUSICIAN 5………………..……......................……….…….Nate Smith MUSICIAN 6…..…………….......….…....………..Andrew Lubimtsev MUSICIAN 7…………………............….............….….………Jeff Adams MUSICIAN 8………………...….............….……..……Sara Markowitz    
conceived and created by VALLEY TRACTION: KENT BARRETT, MO GEIGER,  ALLAN WAITE, JOHN WERNER

Special Thanks to Sarah Skaggs, The Dickinson College Farm, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Cumberland County Historical Society, The Adams Family, Kristin Strock, & Peter Tocco