Bring a blanket or lawn chair and be transported back in time during two matinees and an evening performance of the play Prairie Dreams: The Story of Clayville and Its People, written by Tara McClellan McAndrew and directed by Carly Shank. Performed at Clayville Sept. 2, 8 and 9, the play is about the early days of Clayville, a historic stagecoach inn, and the people who created it. In addition to the three performances, there’s also an opening night fundraiser Friday, Sept. 1, starting at 5 p.m. It includes a cocktail hour, harvest dinner and dessert, music by Tom Irwin and the play, for $100. Purchase tickets from Sangamon Auditorium, UIS or onsite Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The historic site is an easy drive west on Jefferson Avenue and is located on the south, or left side, of the road before the town of Pleasant Plains.
Prairie Dreams: The Story of Clayville and Its People
Sunday, Sept. 2 and 9, 3pm, 2pm preshow
Saturday, Sept. 8, 7pm, 6pm preshow
Illinois 125, Pleasant Plains