Standing Rock Cultural Arts and The Kent Historical Society present "Dawn Falls, The Founding of Franklin Mills, Ohio" - An Original Outdoor Historic Drama about Kent, Ohio written for Kent's Bicentennial Celebration

Saturday, July 22nd, 7;30pm & Sunday, July 23rd, 3:00pm 2006 at the Heritage Park behind the Historic Kent Dam in Downtown Kent

Because of the rain last Saturday night, July 22nd, we have decided to add 2 more performance dates this coming week-end: July 29th, 7:30pm & July 30th, 3:00pm

Admission is Free and Open to the Public

For more information contact Jeff at 330-673-4970

"Dawn Falls, The Founding of Franklin Mills, Ohio" tells the story of early settlement along the banks of the Cuyahoga River in what is now called Kent, Ohio. Taking actual quotes from Christian Cackler's "Recollections of an Old Settler", as well as other historical references, the drama relates the tale of two intersecting cultures.
The play begins in 1806 with the arrival of John Haymaker to a land abundant in wildlife and native culture. Having arrived for the purpose of setting up a mill, the Haymakers find this spot to be ideal because of the flow of the river and its potential for commerce.
Previous to the Haymakers, Heman Oviatt, a whiskey trader who traded furs with the natives in what is now Hudson, was the white representative to the area.
Little is known of this time period and "Dawn Falls..." attempts to depict what this area may have been like during the early years of settlement along these banks of the Cuyahoga River.

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with the production.
Anyone interested, please contact Gary Lockwood, at 330-903-2055.

Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Kent, The Kent Bicentennial Committee, and the Ohio Arts Council, among others.

Images from the Perfomances

Images from the dress rehearsal