Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play

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Title

Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play

Alternative Title

Celery Soup

Subject

Seminole County (Fla.)
Sanford (Fla.)
Plays
Theater--United States

Description

The original idea for the Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play project came from Jeanine Taylor, the owner of a folk-art gallery on First Street in Sanford, Florida. Their first production was Touch and Go, a play focusing on the people of Sanford and their determination to overcome various obstacles, including the Freeze of 1894-1895, the fall of Sanford's celery industry, and the closing of Naval Air Station (NAS) Sanford in the 1960s. Richard Geer and Jules Corriere, partners from Community Performance International, were in charge of assessing oral histories, converting them into scenes for the play, and writing original songs. Director Geer also used an all-volunteer cast from the local community, many of whom were not experienced actors. In the process of producing the show, Creative Sanford decided to rehabilitate an historic building, the Princess Theater, which is located on 115 West First Street and owned by Stephen Tibstra.

Source

The Princess Theater
115 West First Street
Sanford, Florida 32771
Historic Sanford Welcome Center
203 East First Street
Sanford, Florida 32771

Is Part Of

Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

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application/http

Language

eng

Type

Website

Coverage

Princess Theater, Sanford, Florida
Creative Sanford, Inc., Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Theater Teacher

Rights Holder

Creative Sanford, Inc., holds all rights to the items housed within the institution as well as those items represented digitally on RICHES MI. Contact the Creative Sanford, Inc., for the proper permissions for the use of its items.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"About: History and Purpose." Celery Soup. http://www.celerysoupsanford.com/about/.
"Sanford, Florida: How do you make Celery Soup? Add stories, then stir." Community Performance International. http://www.communityperformanceinternational.org/sanford-florida.
"Princess Theater." Celery Soup. http://www.celerysoupsanford.com/princess-theater/.
"WHO IS CREATIVE SANFORD, INC?" Celery Soup. http://www.celerysoupsanford.com//about.

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