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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 05:00 am

Literary drama

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Reserve your tickets now by phone for a performance of Prairie Voices and Lincoln and Shakespeare at Theatre in the Park indoor theater at Lincoln’s New Salem Sate Historic. Kevin Purcell directs and stars, along side local acting sensation Aasne Vigesaa, in Prairie Voices, a performance of poems and songs that celebrate the beauty of the Illinois prairie. Poems by Edgar Lee Masters, Vachel Lindsay and Carl Sandburg are featured, along with music accompaniment by Deb Watts. Lincoln and Shakespeare is a theater piece, created and directed by Kevin Purcell that combines Lincolns’ words with scenes from several Shakespeare plays. The cast includes Aasne Vigesaa, Tom Lawton, Linda Schneider, Jonah Walker, August Roy, Joey Cruse and Fritz Klein. Don’t miss the 7:15 p.m. free pre-show. Also, bring at least two items for school children, and receive a free popcorn coupon for the show as Theatre in the Park teams with the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.

Prairie Voices and Lincoln and Shakespeare
Friday and Saturday,
Aug. 17-18, 8pm
Theatre in the Park Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site
Petersburg
217-632-5440
$13, $11 seniors,
$8 children under 12

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