Half-Stitched, which premiered in Shipshewana, Indiana in 2012, comes from Blue Gate Musicals and the same talented, award-winning team that produced the hit musical, The Confession. Composed and directed by Wally Nason, produced by Dan Postuma and based on the novel by Wanda Brunstetter, Half Stitched is presented at the Carlisle Inn on a traditional stage.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 6 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD.
Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today. Her books have been translated into four foreign languages.
Wanda’s fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage.
Meeting her new Mennonite sisters-in-law caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America.
Wanda’s desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith. All of Wanda’s novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.