Schuyler Beeman, who's warmed the hearts of Shoreline audiences since the 2014 staging of Home, the story of his homeward journey to a life he never could have imagined, is back with a sequel, Home Again, and will premiere it at this year's festival. It's scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, at 7 p.m. at Guilford's First Congregational Church. It's free and open to the public.
"Much has changed since that show," Beeman says, referring to his decision to forgo the full-time performer's life for a flock of sheep, a devoted dog and a close-knit community, "so I wanted to revisit what home means to me now."
A graduate of Middlebury College with a degree in theatre performance, Beeman worked professionally for close to ten years in the United States and Europe as a musical theatre performer and choreographer. He was also a handler for theatrical and film animal trainer Bill Berloni. Nowadays, he gardens, raises sheep, rabbits and poultry at his North Guilford farm, Arbor Farm, and is pursuing a career in elementary education. The show features Bill Speed on piano, Mark Gehret on bass and Brendan Galvin on drums.