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Swift River Valley Historical Society
North New Salem, MA
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TheatreTruck and The Swift River Valley Historical Society present THE WATER PROJECT (IMMERSIVE), created by Emma Ayres, Directed by Emma Ayres and Brianna Sloane.

Performances September 22-24 at 6:30 and 8:30pm
The show is 90 minutes long with no intermission.

at The Swift River Valley Historical Society, 40 Elm Street in the village of North New Salem, just west of Rt. 202.

Tickets $20 in advance ($15 students with i.d. and seniors) or $25 cash only at the door ($20 students with i.d. and seniors).

"Newspaper headlines read: 4 towns flooded, 2,500 people relocated, houses moved on the backs of trucks, 7,500 graves dug up and reburied on higher ground, memories drowned, and little know..."

TheatreTruck Collaborator Emma Ayres has created a truly unique experience: live theater joins forces with the Pioneer Valley's thriving independent music scene in this original immersive production. Audiences will navigate a house of memory to the sound of live music.

Immerse yourself in the currents of time in this story of the flooding of the Quabbin Reservoir. The water is rising.

THE WATER PROJECT (IMMERSIVE) submerges the audience in the final week of the decision making-process: to flood or not to flood the Swift River Valley in service of providing clean water to rapidly growing Boston. The audience is invited to explore the story unfolding around them in this theatrical journey. Faced with imminent flooding, the Doubleday family confronts the end of life and home as they know it, while anxiety rises and rumors walk the halls.

This site-specific performance, featuring fourteen local actors and four bands, (including Amber Wolfe, Wishbone Zoe and Mammas Marmalade), takes place in the buildings and grounds of The Swift River Valley Historical Society (SRVHS), a museum complex filled with memorabilia from the towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich and Prescott, telling us stories of life in the Swift River Valley before the Quabbin.

TheatreTruck is a Collaborative of multidisciplinary artists crafting mobile and site-specific performance, sustainably and playfully. www.theTheatreTruck.com

This production is made possible through the generous support of the Orange, Amherst, Shutesbury, Wendell, New Salem and Pelham Cultural Councils.

Thanks to our sponsors The Garlic & Arts Festival, the UMass Department of Theater and our many Indigogo Backers.


Alice Nash
Andrew Roberts
Aubrey Morin
Brooke Steinhauser
Christine Stevens
Jane Williams
Jay Winell
Maria Jose Botelho
Olivia Holcomb
Phoebe Silliman
Sofia McInerney
Tim Holcomb
Tony Hall
Zoe Young
Ivy the Dog

And the musical talents of...
Amber Wolfe
Eli Ayres of Calico Blue
Garrett Sawyer of The Gaslight Tinkers
Mammas Marmalade
Wishbone Zoe
and more

Design by John Bechtold, C. Webster Marsh, Emily Taradash and Austin Federa.


Swift River Valley Historical Society (View)
40 Elm Street
North New Salem, MA 01355
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Music > Americana
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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