Threads, The True Story of an Indiana Farm Girl in Vietnam and written and performed by Tonya Jone Miller has been accepted as part of the first Atlanta Fringe Festival.
In August of 1968, a farm girl from rural Indiana stepped off a plane in Saigon, Vietnam. The people and events that led her there and her subsequent adventures make for an extraordinary tale.
The history of the Vietnam war has been told by many people: servicemen and women on both sides, government and diplomatic workers, journalists, Vietnamese civilians. Donna Miller was none of these things. She chose to go to Vietnam, alone, in the middle of the war. She went to teach English at the Buddhist University in Saigon, but she ended up doing so much more…
From being held at gunpoint on her very first night in-country, to adopting an entire family of Vietnamese orphans, Donna’s unique experiences and perspective form a theatrical narrative that is both universal and intensely personal. Hers is not a war story; it’s a life story.
Based on a series of interviews with the playwright’s mother, Threads is a one-woman storytelling show illustrating how interconnected we human beings 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.
The show will be touring in 2012, and Tonya is thrilled to announce that Threads: The True Story of an Indiana Farm Girl in Vietnam has been accepted into the very first Atlanta Fringe Festival! http://atlantafringe.org.
11 p.m. Thursday, May 10
8 p.m. Friday, May 11
2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12
6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13
at CORE Dance, 139 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA, 30030
Tickets $10 http://atlantafringe.org/home/buy-tickets/
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