Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contacts: Jeff Holland / 410 295-0104 / email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 30, 2009
about the Chesapeake watermen of Tangier Island, Virginia
Annapolis Maritime Museum will host a production of “Fishing Gone,” a new one-act play about the Chesapeake watermen of Tangier Island, Virginia, on Tuesday, September 29, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Written by Roger Vaughan and directed by Joel Kolker, the play stars Lisa Wheatley, a Tangier Island resident, who plays herself as Lisa. “Lisa has been instrumental in ensuring that the project reflects the history and ambience of the community,” Kolker explains. “She echoes the concern of watermen and their families on Tangier Island, and on all of Chesapeake Bay.”
Original music for the production is provided by David “Davey” Crockett, a Tangier native who has worked on the water all his life. His observations of the Island abound in many of the songs he has written. He is a gifted, self-taught guitarist with a good ear. A master of the “instant song,” Davey wrote the words and music for “Tangier Crabbing Man.”
The “sets” are actually paintings by Philip Steel, member of the Florida Watercolor Society, American Society of Marine Artists, The American Artists Professional League, and is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who of American artists.
Author Roger Vaughan is an internationally published writer for print, film, television, stage, and the web. His latest book is Smart Guys at Play in the Reality Distortion Fields, about some of the people behind the recent information technology cycle. He lives on Chesapeake Bay with his wife, Kippy.
Peter Lesher, Curator of Collections at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, will help lead post-performance discussion of the issues facing watermen. As chairman of St. Michaels Historic District, he has published a number of award-winning articles about the Bay. Larry Chowning, who will also help lead post-performance discussion, is a reporter for the Southside Sentinal in Urbanna, Virginia, and has written numerous books on Chesapeake Bay maritime heritage.
For more information and directions, see amaritime.org.