(Photo by Paul Jensen Photography)
Caleb Ryan Sigmon, artistic and fight director with “Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama” shares five things about this summer’s show and what to expect:
1. High-tech scenic design
“The epic war drama is integrating brand-new technology into this year’s show through the use of projections and moving scenic pieces. Custom-made tree units travel around onstage on their own while we use an intense sound and video design across the stage. You’ve never seen a play like this before.”
2. Revamped battle scenes
“Liberty Mountain prides itself on its immersive staging and up-close combat scenes... it’s one of the ingredients that sets the show apart from any other. The company has grown its artillery to include more historically-accurate weaponry, rounding out the armory to include muskets, long rifles, bayonets, tomahawks... and a cannon.”
3. Brand-new costumes
“The wardrobe shop upstairs at Liberty Mountain has been busy patterning and sewing new costume pieces that match historical patterns and styles from the time period. You won’t see any makeshift “Civil War” or “Renaissance Festival” costumes in this production. Only historically-accurate clothing items from the Revolutionary War, tailor-made to the actors wearing them. The esthetic is rounded out with a handful of professional, hand-made wigs, replacing the shows previous collection of hair goods.”
4. New casting and talent
“Liberty Mountain has a brand-new company of actors in this year’s production, coming into Kings Mountain for the summer from all across the nation. Featuring a diverse cast of ethnicities and experience levels, the show melds together local performers that have ancestors that fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain, all the way to actors that have just completed national tours.”
5. The Fire & Sword CD
“Fresh from the recording studio, you can grab a copy of Liberty Mountain’s brand-new CD project, Fire & Sword. These are on sale in the theatre lobby and include all of the music you will hear in the show, as well as songs from the exclusive pre-show music experience. The CD even features a bonus track with their one-of-a-kind rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The CD is guaranteed to transport you back into the American Revolution and is even narrated by Robert Inman, who wrote the play.”
WANT TO GO?
Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama opens to the public on Saturday, sharing the story of the founding fathers’ quest for independence and what happened during the Battle of Kings Mountain.
The show runs on select dates through July 16 at the Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain. Tickets cost $20, plus tax and a transaction fee. For tickets and performance times, visit libertymountaindrama.com.
You may also buy tickets at the box office from 5-7 p.m., Monday through Friday. For information call 704-730-9408.