Near Vicksburg

Written & Directed by Sara Farrington

A quiet and brutal force of nature. ---NYTheatre

VIDEO: NEAR VICKSBURG

Clips from Near Vicksburg // Incubator Arts Project // March 2013

On May 18th, 1863 Union troops fell upon the river city of Vicksburg, MS and fought for it until July 4th, a total of 47 days.

To escape the relentless artillery fire, mortar attacks and bombardments, the citizens of Vicksburg, mostly women, children and soon-to-be-former slaves, dug and hid in a series of 500 caves in the hills and bluffs of the city.

 

Near Vicksburg is about three people hiding in a cave: Jane, a Southern woman, her husband's slave, George, and Jane's teenaged daughter.

 

As the war rages inches away, Jane and George create their own version of society in the claustrophobic cave, with its own set of rules, boundaries, language and physicality.

 

Near Vicksburg

Written & Directed by Sara Farrington

March 2013 // Incubator Arts Project, NYC

FEATURING:

Megan Emery Gaffney,

Uko Chukwu,

Zoe Van Tieghem,

Chris Michael Burke

Sound Designed by Juan Aboites

Lighting Designed by Cecilia Durbin

Stage Managed by Stacey Arnaiz

Inspired by Mary Ann Loughborough's memoir

of The Siege of Vicksburg, MS, My Cave Life in Vicksburg

PHOTOS: NEAR VICKSBURG

2013:

Near Vicksburg  // Incubator Arts Project, NYC // March 2014 // 

Featuring Megan Emery Gaffney, Ugo Chukwu, Zoe Van Tieghem & Chris Michael Burke // photos: Alex Fabozzi

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Near Vicksburg // Walkerspace, December 2013 // Featuring Megan Emery Gaffney, Ugo Chukwu, Zoe Van Tieghem & Gavin Price

photos: Alex Fabozzi

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Near Vicksburg, in workshop // Foxy Films Perf. Space // Brooklyn, NYC //  November 2013 // Featuring Megan Emery Gaffney, Ugo Chukwu, Zoe Van Tieghem  // Gavin Price

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