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is made possible and partially funded through grants from the New Salem Lincoln League, Illinois Arts Council, and the Springfield Area Arts Council.
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April 21, 22, 23, 2017 Indoor Theatre
To My Dear Wife by David Rush
A Civil War exchange of letters between husband, Ethan Foster, and wife, Susan Foster, played by real-life husband and wife, Darin and Dulcie Harms. Ethan has joined the Union Army and Susan is left behind to manage the farm and family. This story is based on real letters written by real people from Southern Illinois.
Kari Catton is the Executive Director of Theatre in the Park. She has directed Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? in 2016, and Secret Garden in 2011. Kari has also directed past shows at TIP including Heritage, Brigadoon and Calamity Jane. Kari is a published playwright with Big Dog Plays.
The Fabric of Friendship by Ken Bradbury
Performed by Pam Brown as Mrs. Lincoln and Kathryn Harris as Mrs. Keckley, the lifelong friendship between one of the most influential women during the Civil War and her dressmaker.