'Pleasant Sage' actors to appear at balloon festival activities
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[August 21, 2012]
"Pleasant Sage" was created
and produced by Amanda Martin specifically for the Abraham Lincoln
National Railspitting Festival as a way to offer something new and
different on the festival's slate of events. Lisa Kuhlman was
brought on board as writer in January, and director Diane Martin
began work with the play in May. The cast comprises outstanding
actors from the Lincoln area.
The production is a whodunit comedy suitable for all ages. Here
is the description:
"Pleasant Sage has had its funds cleverly pilfered. How can this
happen to an almost-perfect town? Who is guilty of this crime?? Only
the masked man can track down those guilty and suspicious and bring
them in for justice! A grueling case will come to order. Five
suspects, but only one true swindler. Will the criminal be found
out? Or will the case be dismissed, unsolved?"
The play will be presented Saturday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m. on the
Lincoln Stage at the Logan County Fairgrounds.
Before the show, bluegrass music will be played and concessions
will be available from 4 to 5 p.m. (The Railsplitting Festival
officially closes at 4 p.m.)
The play is free with admission to the Railsplitting Festival.
Those who arrive after the close of the festival on Saturday will be
sold a bracelet good for Sunday admission.
Admission to the Railsplitting Festival is $3 per day or $5 for
the weekend for ages 13 and up. Kids 12 and under are admitted free.
Parking is free.
Many cast members are hopeful this production will give rise to
the revival of community theater in Lincoln.
Play sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the Abraham
Lincoln Tourism Bureau office at 217-732-8687 for more information.
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More information about the play can be found at
http://pleasantsageplay.blogspot.com/ or find it on Facebook at
"Pleasant Sage the play."
Saturday, Aug. 25
Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival
Cast members will be in costume at the Abraham Lincoln Tourism
Bureau booth at the Logan County Airport.
Sunday, Aug. 26
1800s Craft Fair
Cast members will be at the Postville Courthouse in costume to greet
the public and promote the play.
Thursday, Aug. 30, 5-8 p.m.
Cast and crew members will be fundraising for the play. Come out to
Culver's to meet the cast in costume and enjoy a meal.
[Text from file received from Lisa Kuhlman]