Children of the Shenandoah Series Part 1: Descendants of Families Removed in the 1930s for the Shenandoah National Park {Ep 79}

Episode 79,   Sep 14, 2022, 03:15 PM

Listen to a heartwarming chat with touching moments and laughs with Lisa Custalow, a descendant of a family removed the mountain and Joe Appleton, co-producer of “Can’t Feel at Home” an original play by Dr. John T. Glick based on these displaced families.  Hear the story of Lisa’s family and what inspired her to found the Children of the Shenandoah twenty-five years ago with her late husband, Curtis. Learn about the significance of the eight Chimney monuments in various counties that honor these families built by committees in the Blue Ridge Heritage Project. Find out where the 8th and final one is being built in the Shenandoah Valley. Hear the amazing story of how the relationship with the Children of the Shenandoah began years ago with avid hiker, Bill Henry, who now chairs as president for Blue Ridge Heritage Project, a non-profit.  Listen to the feelings, sentiments and impact on the displaced families and their descendants. Hear Joe speak warmly about his dear friend, Dr. John T. Glick, who wrote this very powerful and fun story about healing that will be directed by Stan Swartz. Hear how this play was inspired from the time Dr. John Glick was caring for the displaced families in Elkton and Shenandoah. Listen to how authentic the play feels to Lisa that bring their stories to life. Discover more about the playwright Dr. Glick who traveled the globe as a professional clown with Patch Adams and who was part of the comedy duo Glick & Phillips that performed here in the Valley including Court Square Theater! Find out about the auditions for this play and how best to follow the unveiling of this project and much more! This one is rich with history, warmth and touching moments! Cheers!

September 19-20 Auditions at 7pm each night
Court Square Theater - Harrisonburg, VA
Auditions: For ages 10 to 75 there are parts from very small to very large. Several roles require actors to play fiddle and/or banjo. Several roles require actors to sing. To get more information visit and click “Casting Calls” under “Court Square Theater” ‘s drop down menu! 

The play will be performed December 1-4, 2022
Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, VA

Children of the Shenandoah
Facebook: Children of the Shenandoah Official & Children of the Shenandoah

October 29: Open to the Public, Everyone is welcome
Homecoming Meeting of the Children of the Shenandoah
Elkton Community Center at 1pm – there will be food!
20593 Blue and Gold Dr., Elkton, VA 22827
See the Rockingham Memorial Chimney outside the community center!

Blue Ridge Heritage Project
Facebook: Blue Ridge Heritage Project

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