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By Tommy Newman and Mark Allen

In 1964, David and his father, Russell Kingsley, run the local blacksmith shop as a historic “pioneer” attraction just off of a rural highway. David Kingsley tries to help his father breathe new life to the old business. Meanwhile, their fiery-tempered, pie-baking neighbor, May Whitehead, is hosting her affianced niece from New York City.  Much to May’s concern, Aileen finds David dangerously intriguing. As a summer romance blossoms, the Vietnam Conflict heightens, and a desperate conspiracy is formed. Tinyard Hill emerges amidst a world that has grown too large to ignore, in this touching story about big love and small-town dreams. 

Previously workshopped and produced at Goodspeed Musicals, The Human Race Theatre, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, Red Mountain Theatre, Cumberland County Playhouse

Recorded by Troy University Theatre and Dance in collaboration with

Olaf Lieb and 3 Frogz Studio, featuring:

Tyler McClellan as David Kingsley

Tad Wilson as Russell Kingsley

Tori Lee Averett as May Bell Whitehead

Micayla Johnston as Aileen Garrett

Westley Schlundt: Fiddle

Robert Gibson: Guitar

Produced by Tommy Newman, Mark Allen, and Olaf Lieb


Theatreworks, Palo Alto 2009

directed by Robert Kelly

Chris Critelli, James Moye,

Allison Briner, and Melissa Wolfklain

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