The Legend of White Woman Creek – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release

From Press Release

The Ghost of Anna Morgan Faber to be summoned at the Toronto Fringe Festival

The Ghost of Anna Morgan Faber will be summoned to perform her thirteen-­song cycle “The Legend of White Woman Creek” at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival. Toronto will be the third stop in her North American tour with performances at other Fringe Festivals in Cincinnati, New York, Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Edmonton and Vancouver.

A young woman flees her Civil War­ravaged home of West Virginia, to start a new life on the American frontier. A thirteen song cycle of love, betrayal and revenge on the Kansas prairie, sung by the Ghost of Anna Morgan Faber.

“The Legend of White Woman Creek” is a one­-woman, music-­theater piece inspired by a ghost story from Western Kansas, created by The Coldharts (Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan.) It weaves a narrative through thirteen original folk songs based on the traditional music that first inspired Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez. With only her guitar and powerful voice, Katie evokes the desolation of the Kansas plains, the oppressive times, the brutal conflict between two warring people, and the small joys one manages to find amidst such turmoil. A tale told from the perspective of a spirit who cannot rest until she sings the record straight, “The Legend of White Woman Creek” is a presentation for lovers of music, ghost stories, and the North American West.

“A series of magnificent narrative songs, performed just perfectly… An absolute triumph of music, production and mischievous willingness to unnerve. ” ­ Edmonton Journal (5 STARS)

“This is no ordinary work of musical theatre… Anything that can move an audience to tears (and a standing ovation) deserves the highest praise at the Fringe.” Edmonton Sun (5 STARS) 

WHAT: The Legend of White Woman Creek at the 2014 Toronto Fringe.


Friday, July 4th at 3:30 pm

 Sunday, July 5th at 9:15 pm

Monday, July 6th at 8:45 pm

Tuesday, July 8th at 3:15 pm

Thursday, July 10th at 11:00 pm

 Friday, July 11th at 12:30 pm

Saturday, July 12th at 1:45 pm

CREATED BY: The Coldharts (a.k.a. Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan.)

WHERE: Venue #9­ The Robert Gill Theater 214 College St., 3rd Floor

(St. George St. Entrance)

TICKETS: $10­$12

(416) 966-­1062