If you find yourself near West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands this weekend – or just want to take a trip to one of the state’s most scenic spots – be sure to head to the Pocahontas County Opera House in Marlinton to feast on “Potluck,” a performance of stories, songs and poems all about food.
West Virginia’s own Julie Adams, Colleen Anderson and Karen Vuranch serve up their favorite pieces about cookery and community (and the connections between them) in an hour-long live performance that promises to “satisfy your soul, lift your heart and tickle your funny bone.”
Known as “West Virginia’s First Lady of Storytelling,” Karen Vuranch tours throughout the world but is most known for her Appalachian and multi-cultural stories and living-history performances as writer Pearl S. Buck, labor organizer Mother Jones and humanitarian Clara Barton.
Julie Adams is a singer/songwriter on the internationally syndicated public radio show Mountain Stage who has performed with Kathy Mattea, Sarah McLachlan, Bruce Cockburn, Shawn Colvin and many others.
Colleen Anderson is a writer, designer and songwriter whose work has been published by Redbook and Arts & Letters, among others. Her songs also have been featured on Mountain Stage and The Folk Sampler.
The show begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets – which are $10 for adults and free for children 17 and under – can be ordered here.