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Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 08:26 pm

Historical fiction


Theatre in the Park Executive Director Kari Catton won a national award in the Jackie White Children’s Playwriting Contest for her original play, Healin’ Home. This Theatre in the Park production runs five nights under the direction of Springfield’s Deborah Whitson. The play involves three orphaned siblings in 1910 desperate to stay together. They run away from the Orphan Train carrying them to individual new homes and happen upon the Missouri home of brokenhearted parents, the Coleys, and their housekeeper, Bernadine. Cast includes: Jim Yale, Jordan Guinan and Claire Morrow of Petersburg; Carol Woodrum of Athens; Alex Remolina, Linda Schneider, Deborah Kerley and Eric Woods of Springfield; and Brock Kemp of Chatham. Pre-shows start one hour before curtain time and feature a local musician and a talk with the director.

Healin’ Home
Aug. 19-21, 26-27, 8pm
Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site
15588 History Lane, Petersburg