The Mills Community House of Benzonia is celebrating one hundred years of community operations with an inspiring work from history – dance pioneer Martha Graham’s American Document. This production incorporates vaudevillian structures, folk rhythms, and readings of historical records that address the questions; “What is America?” and “What is an American?” Performances have been slated for Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28 beginning at 7:30 pm at the Mills Community House.
In recognition of the Mills centennial year, selections from Bruce Catton’s Waiting for the Morning Train will bring to life scenes of Benzonia and northern Michigan at the beginning of the twentieth century. The work has been adapted by Gretchen Eichberger and includes a cast of dancers and narrators from northwest Michigan.
Tickets may be purchased at the Benzie County Chamber of Commerce or the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce during normal business hours. You may also reserve you tickets by calling the Mills Community house at 231-882-0591. Leave your name, contact information, and indicate which night you prefer to attend.
The Mills Community House is a nonprofit community center opened in October 1909 as a girls’ dormitory for the Benzonia Academy. Space is available for community programs, meetings, and other events. For more information, visit www.millscommunityhouse.org.