MOUNT VERNON — What began as a student oral history project at Kenyon College comes to the stage this weekend in “Rooted: Stories of Knox County,” a production which celebrates the love of community and respect for community values. It also honors the voices of those who shared their recollections, hopes and dreams for the future.
Conversations between cast members, often sprinkled with humorous anecdotes, reflect the words of 15 Knox County residents, including a farmer, a single parent, business people, a teacher and a law enforcement officer. Some are native to Knox County and others are transplants. The speakers, of varying generations, share life experiences, discuss why they came to live in Knox County and explain why they stay.