On May 15, we POTLUCK ladies presented our one-hour show at the Randolph County Creative Arts Center to one of the warmest and friendliest audiences we have ever enjoyed. Karen, Julie, and I love to perform this show. It’s about an hour long and consists of stories and songs inspired by and celebrating food, women, community, and the connections between them. It includes some heartwarming memories and songs, some utter silliness, and a lot of love. After our POTLUCK set, we performed a short set of songs inspired by our other favorite topic, West Virginia.
The Randolph County Creative Arts Center (not to mention the artsy town of Elkins!) is a wonderful place. Director Beth King goes all out to make performers feel valued and comfortable. She even accompanied us to a couple of school performances in Harman, WV on Friday, a courtesy we really appreciated. One of her volunteers, Jane Birdsong, cooked us a fantastic salmon dinner on Saturday afternoon, and other board members brought delicious salads and other treats. They even saved us generous servings of Jane’s homemade peach/cherry cobbler for dessert after the concert.
As you can see, we were dressed in finery. The creator of our capes and chiffon jackets, as well as the backdrops made of silk crepe de chine, is Michael Davis, the owner of Shibori West Textile Designs in Elkins.