WARSAW – “Land That I Love” a fun-filled adventure, telling the story of Indiana.
Laugh at the origins of the name Hoosier, enjoy the folklore tales of Johnny Appleseed and young Abe Lincoln, and celebrate the funny names of the small-town festivals and traditions we hold dear.
Fun and nostalgia abound as we take you on a “Hoosier” journey about the amazing way our diverse “Hoosier Quilt” allows the spirit of Indiana to shine as the beautiful 19th star waving proudly on Old Glory.
Written by Round Barn Theater staff production writer, Bethany Crawford with Music and lyrics by Round Barn Theatre Artistic Director, Christy Stutzman.
Land That I Love will be directed by Managing Director and Round Barn Theatre alum Ryan Schisler. The production team also includes Production Stage Manager and Props Designer, Rose Goyette; Sound and Lighting Designer, Tim Parsons; Costume Designer, Colleen Ohler; and Music Director and Orchestrator John Coates. Serving double duty for this production are set Designer, Alex Price, and choreographer, Molly Hill – who will also be performing in the production. Rounding out the rest of the cast are Indiana natives Cameron Ponce, RBT alum Dave Kempher, RBT alum Sarah Holaway, and long time RBT favorite Pam Gunterman.
The production was scheduled to open June 16, however, due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases in Elkhart County, the opening date has been postponed to June 26.
Owners Marlin & Christy Stutzman offered the following statement:
“After learning of a new spike in COVID cases in Elkhart County, and in response to our County leaders recommendations, we want to take extra precaution as we plan to re-open, and so we have decided to postpone the opening of our first show until Friday, June 26th at 50% capacity. We know that the people of Elkhart County have worked together to protect each other in a pro-active, common-sense approach to health and economic liberty. While this new development is disappointing, we want to emphasize our dedication to putting the health and safety of our community and our employees first and foremost.”