March 21, 2020 

A Nonsensical Affair

By Pam Brown, inspired by the late Ken Bradbury

Dinner and a show fundraiser

Tickets are $40 each.

New Salem Roots, 14305 State Hwy 97, across the street from Alliance Community Bank.

 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:00.  Show at 6:45 p.m.

 

Hamilton’s Catering, Franklin, IL

Menu: Pork Loin with Bourbon Peach Glaze

Mostaccioli with Marinara Sauce

Romaine Salad with French or Ranch Dressing

Mashed Potatoes with Pork Gravy

Vanilla and Chocolate Pudding

Coffee, Iced Tea, Water

 

Tickets go online on sale March 1, 2020, or call the box office today to reserve your tickets at

217-632-5440

 

SYNOPSIS:

Mary Lincoln spent the last year and a half of her life living in her sister's home, the home in which she and Mr. Lincoln became husband and wife. Each day she was there, she would open one or two of her numerous trunks, and sort through all her memories they contained.  Let's watch as Mary celebrates her 62nd birthday, December 13, 1880, with the love of her life, sorting through a trunk as they 'remember.'

 

"A Nonsensical Affair" was written by Pam Brown, and inspired by the previous writings for Pam, by the late Ken Bradbury.  He was her inspiration, and her best cheerleader.

 

Tickets are $40 each.  Food is catered by Hamilton’s Catering, Franklin, IL.  We are have pork loin in sauce(their specialty) and/or mostaccioli with marinara sauce (vegetarians).  At New Salem Roots.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. dinner at 6:00 p.m. and show at 6:45 p.m. 

 

MEET THE ACTOR:

Pam Brown has spent 30 years in Springfield, IL, and has been relatively active in the theatre community. She has directed several productions, Mornings at Seven, Parallel Lives, but directing Our American Cousin for the Sesquicentennial of the assassination of President Lincoln was the highlight of all she had directed.  Pam has performed in productions such as Steel Magnolias, Oliver, Noises Off, Blithe Spirit, but it was the production of The Last of Mrs. Lincoln at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum that opened the door to a world she never imagined – presenting a woman that is almost as famous as her husband, Mary Lincoln.  She has performances in productions of Heritage (STC/TIP), Mrs. Lincoln Fights Back (TIP), and a repeat performance in The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (TIP).  Pam has filmed two documentaries, The Real Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln’s Secret Killer and a live performance recorded for PBS, The Insanity Retrial of Mary Todd Lincoln.   Her Mary Lincoln has been performed all of the state of Illinois, but also at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis, St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth, Kansas, and for a chapter of The Daughters of the Veterans of the Union of the Civil War in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Pam has a BFA in Acting/Directing from the University of Oklahoma.  She has been married to Paul for 40 years.  They have three grown children, Scott, Kelly and Jamie, and NINE grandchildren…Kendall(K), Addison(J), Jim(S), Kolbie(K), Tim(S), Caden(K), Will(S), Ben(S), and Jacob(S).  As you can see, Pam is a busy lady.