‘Three Worlds Meet’ performances July 12 & 13 in Pinedale
Theatrical production telling the story of the 1837 Green River Rendezvous through the artwork of Alfred Jacob Miller
June 30, 2013
The Museum of the Mountain Man in Pinedale is proud to sponsor the theatrical production of "Three Worlds Meet," Friday and Saturday, July 12th & 13th during Green River Rendezvous Days. The production uses a creative tableaux vivants or "living pictures" technique which uses stage characters who come together to recreate the characters who appear in paintings by artist Alfred Jacob Miller. The production will use over 100 images of Miller’s art; 11 of which will be presented as tableaux vivants. The visual images and stage action blend with period music, environmental sound effects and narration from trapper journals to create an exciting, engaging and informative theater experience to help tell the story of the 1837 Green River Rendezvous which was held near present-day Daniel, Wyoming.
The show portrays some of the legendary characters and everyday activities of the 1837 rendezvous. This particular gathering was immortalized by Baltimore-based artist Alfred Jacob Miller who travelled there under the patronage of William Drummond Stewart, a member of Scottish aristocracy, who had been adventuring in the Rocky Mountains for several summers. The watercolors and paintings that Miller completed over the succeeding years of his illustrious career were the world’s first views of the annual Rocky Mountain rendezvous and its people.
Three Worlds Meet offers audiences both a world-premiere theatrical production and a series of related talks by nationally renowned scholars in the areas of art history, fur trade history and cultural anthropology. These presentations will include the following topics and scholars:
"Murthly, Castle of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade" by James C. Auld
"Trapper’s Bride and the Custom of the Country: Intercultural Marriages in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade" by Kathleen Barlow
"Miller’s Field Sketches as Material Culture" by Lisa M. Strong
The production cast includes several local residents and features living history interpreters from the American Mountain Men, as well as Bannock and Shoshone Indian tribes of the area. Actors wear authentic, historically accurate dress—not theatrical costumes—and all are using realistic implements.
Three Worlds Meet will be presented Friday and Saturday, July 12 & 13, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pinedale Auditorium. Admission to the theatrical production and related presentations is free. More information about Three Worlds Meet is available at the project website: www.threeworldsmeet.org.
Three Worlds Meet is supported, in part, by grants from the Fur Trade Research Center, Museum of the Mountain Man, Wyoming Arts Council, Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, Wyoming Humanities Council and generous donations from The Friess Family Foundation and Joe & Marlene Ricketts of Jackson Fork Ranch.