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Threads: The True Story of an Indiana Farm Girl in Vietnam
In any great tapestry, threads are woven together with artistry and grace. Portland’s Tonya Jone Miller does just that in her one-woman drama Threads, which follows the intricate connections and coincidences that led her mother to Vietnam in the late ‘60s.
Weaving back and forth through time, explaining how this farm girl ended up teaching English in Vietnam, Miller is a revelation. She couldn’t possibly make up a better story and brings it to life with such heart-wrenching care and breathtaking yet understated style. The audience is transfixed.
Rarely does a bare stage transform so elegantly into its tale’s setting, bringing us hand-in-hand with Miller’s mother, experiencing her heartache and jubilation. Miller has created a true object of beauty — don’t miss the chance to witness it.
— Barb Stewart
From the Fringe program:
In August of 1968, a farm girl from rural Indiana stepped off a plane in Saigon, Vietnam.
From being held at gunpoint on her very first night in-country, to adopting an entire family of Vietnamese orphans, her extraordinary story is both universal and intensely personal.
Threads illustrates how interconnected we are, how we never know the influence a seemingly small action might have, and how in the span of an instant, some people change our lives forever.
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 min
Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Students, Seniors, Veterans, unemployed, union members, Fringe performers
Updated on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM CDT: