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Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:12 am

An illustrious Illinoisan

 

Enjoy actor Walt Willey’s one-man tribute to James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok on Saturday, April 7, at 7 p.m., or on Sunday, April 8, at 4 p.m. Willey, who starred as Jackson Montgomery on the popular daytime soap opera “All My Children” for nearly 25 years, first became fascinated with James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok when he happened across a road sign advertising the birthplace of James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok in Homer, Illinois, on his way to pick up family at the train station in Mendota. Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok is a one-man show told in first-person narrative. This one-of-a-kind show places special emphasis on Hickok’s life in Illinois, focusing on his time spent as a scout, guide, spy, lawman gunfighter and gambler, as well as Hickok’s time spent in Deadwood’s infamous mining camp. Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok features audience participation, as well as question-and-answer plus meet-and-greet sessions with Walt Willey following each performance. Tickets to Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok can be purchased in person from the Hoogland Center for the Arts box office, via phone at 523-2787 or online at http://hcfta.org.

Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok
April 7-8, 7pm Sat, 4pm Sun
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth St.
523-2787
$26 adults
$24 seniors and students

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