Ruts! The Oregon Trail Experience
Ruts! The Oregon Trail Experience, a techno-midi mashup musical, transports western pioneers from the Oregon Trail of the 1840s inside the fantastical video game of the same name. Trapped inside the program, they are forced to continue West against insurmountable odds or suffer and die on the trail. Will this pioneering family push through to find prosperity in Oregon, or will they press the escape key to exit the game?
Ruts! premiered at the 2016 Asheville Fringe Festival in North Carolina to positive reviews. Read Asheville Grit's interview with Deborah DeGeorge Harbin and composer Paul Obarowski here. Ruts! continued pioneering throughout 2016, appearing at the Providence Fringe Festival in July and the Rochester Fringe Festival in September.