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Tickets Available!

Week 3: July 19, 20, 21 & 22
Tickets: $21; SNCA Members: $15
Kids: $6 (ages 6 to 12)

All tickets are general admission.
Come early for the best seats!

“. . . it can only happen here,
with these people, in this place.”


For Reservations, Click the Ticket

or call 706-878-3300

This summer’s production of Headwaters: Didja Hear? is definitely the boldest and bravest Headwaters we’ve ever produced, with some significant things to say about what people can and can’t hear (and we mean that literally and metaphorically). Headwaters asks the question: what’s it like to live in this goodly portion of beautiful northeast Georgia? The answers are often surprising.

This summer’s show will be fast-paced entertainment with substantive ideas that will give you and your friends and family things to talk about long after the show is over. We’re using all of our creative talents – music, movement, puppets, images, and, of course, stories – to portray the fiercely independent spirit of mountain people.

Sometimes that spirit is literal – like a moonshiner whose “heritage” demonstration gets a visit from a pair of ATF agents. Sometimes that spirit lives within – a Deaf girl who wants to learn Japanese, and an older woman whose hearing is diminishing but who still connects to her community. We’re telling several stories of people who stand up for what they believe in, by protesting on the square, and by organizing to combat anti-gay bullying in the schools. And, just for fun, we’re imagining what dogs say to one another, and what we can learn from them.

The historic gymnasium has been transformed into a completely different performance environment than we’ve ever seen before. Before the performances, all of the other attractions at the Sautee Nacoochee Center – including the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and the Center Gallery – will be open for you to enjoy.

Headwaters tickets are definitely affordable, and the audiences who have experienced the first weekend of performances have found the play priceless.  Standing ovations have greeted the close of every performance.
This is theater by, for and about real people, and it can only happen here.  Don’t miss it – it’s only here for two more weeks, and then it’s gone.

Headwaters: Didja Hear?

Written by
Jerry Grillo, Gerard Stropnicky
and Jo Carson

Produced and Directed by
Lisa Mount

Choreography by
Celeste Miller

Scenic Design by
Dale Brubaker

Lighting Design by
Jessica Coale

Costume Design by
Jessi Evans

Puppetry Design by
Birdie James

Music Direction by
Leanne Kinney, Walter Daves
and DeDe Vogt

Co-Produced by
Tommy Deadwyler and Terri Edgar


Special Pre-Show Dinner at Bernie's

Reservations Required!
6:00 pm until 7:15 pm
All dinner options are $18
plus tax & gratuity

For more details click and . . .
Let's go to Bernies!

Choice of Entree
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Glaze
Stuffed Portabella Mushroom (vegetarian)
Baked Flounder Francaised
finished with herbed compound butter and white wine

Dinners include fresh baked bread,
along with a vegetable and starch of the day

Dessert Selection

Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake or
Lemon Apricot Nectar Pound Cake

Headwaters premieres new play
Didja Hear?
"This show is going to the dogs!"

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This summer’s community story performance, Headwaters: Didja Hear? is protected by three whimsical “gourd dogs” created by leading local artist Priscilla Wilson of The Gourd Place. “The dogs are too much with us late and soon,” quipped Lisa Mount, Headwaters producer and director, about the show’s irrepressible family dogs, who just have to wonder about how odd humans are.

SNCA was recently the recipient of a statewide award for creating Headwaters, the StART Award from the Georgia Arts Network for outstanding community arts project. And the production was featured in a major national study about participation in the arts – people in California are admiring what’s happening in Sautee Nacoochee.

Over the last six years, Headwaters has brought over $250,000 in income to SNCA, including six consecutive years of funding from the highly competitive National Endowment for the Arts.

Most importantly, this is the only play in our goodly portion of beautiful northeast Georgia that’s about this goodly portion of beautiful northeast Georgia. There are stories you know, and stories you think you know, performed by your friends and neighbors. And it can only happen here, with these people, in this place. Don’t miss it.


Headwaters made possible by the generous financial and volunteer
contributions of many individuals and by funding from
National Endowment for the Arts
The Georgia Council for the Arts
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