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'Migrant Mother' Musical Based On Dust Bowl Story

Prospect Theater Project / Courtesy

Prospect Theater Project / Courtesy

In January 2017, the Prospect Theater Project in Modesto presented "Migrant Mother," a play by Ken White about Dorothea Lange and the subject of her iconic photograph. White collaborated with music producer Don Setaro and musician Andrew Durr to add music to the Dust Bowl-era production. The resulting recording is called "Time Frame: Songs From the Play Migrant Mother."

The group is raising funds on Indie GoGo to produce and release a CD of the music from the play to benefit the Prospect Theater Project. The fundraising campaign runs through mid-February. They're planning to host a CD release party at the Prospect Theater Project on Friday, March 30.

You can read more about "Migrant Mother" in the Modesto Bee and Modesto View, and learn more about the history of Dorothea Lange's photo in this 2014 feature by "Antiques Roadshow."

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Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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