KET taped the premiere performance of The Road at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY in October of 1997. Music and lyrics by Daniel Dutton. Choreography by Kelly Gottesman. Director of The Secret Commonwealth, Daniel Dutton. Produced and directed for KET by Vince Spoelker.
Dan Dutton is a native of Somerset. He has exhibited his artwork widely, including at the J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville, and has conducted artists' residencies in Kentucky and Massachusetts. In addition to The Secret Commonwealth, he composed The Stone Man, an opera with modern dance and video projection, which was produced by the Kentucky Opera and premiered in 1990.
Teacher's guide written by Dan Dutton. Edited by Nancy Carpenter and Barbara Clifton. Design and layout by Pam Krejci. Photography by William V. Cox and David Crawford.