“Quilters” opens this weekend at the Zanesville Community Theatre. (Submitted)

The Zanesville Community Theatre Presents ‘Quilters’

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The Zanesville Community Theatre is proud to kick off the 54th season with Quilters, a unique theatrical and musical experience new to the area.

Quilters tells of a lifetime of joy and sorrow, experienced and shared by pioneer women via their quilt squares. The performance also features a live, onstage band of traditional instruments to accompany the vocal performances of the actors. The all-female cast includes Teresa Bell, Kristin Blodgett, Jeanine Busey, Katie Gahagen, Sally Goins, Linda Hatfield, Beth Hurst, Jessica Medaugh and Rebecca Wilson. The onstage musical performers are Darla Revennaugh, Bruce Revennaugh, Ann Hartshorn and Sheryl Wise, keyboards; Anna Curtis and Julia Curtis violin; Sharon Evans, cello; Carol Cowden, hammered dulcimer; and Phil Sakal, Sheryl Wise and Lew Woodward, guitars.

Rebecca Wagstaff is directing the play, with Chad Stemm as musical director. The play opens this weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. followed by a Sunday matinee on Sept. 18 at 2:30 p.m. The following weekend performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. followed by a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Sept. 25.

The Zanesville Museum of Art will also host a brief, selected performance from Quilters in conjunction with their Quiltslam, on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event at the Zanesville Museum of Art is free and open to the public. Please register online at or phone 740-452-0741.

The legacy quilt, which is featured in the production, is the product of many of the talented cast and crew members, and it will be raffled off after the final performance of Quilters on Sept. 25. Quilters is being supported by sponsors A Touch of Thread Quilting Gallery and Tom’s Print Shop. Muskingum University is also supporting the Zanesville Community Theatre as a season sponsor. For information or to purchase tickets online, please phone the theatre box office at (740) 455-6487 or visit