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The play will be presented outdoors in the gardens at
I recently caught up with
Franklin said the longtime theatrical group is excited to be doing the outdoor performance of "
It's the story of a young lady who pretends to be a servant in order to win the notice of a young man who is painfully shy around women of his own class. Misadventures and mayhem ensue before matters are neatly wrapped up at the end.
Franklin said the Mechanicals are the epitome of community-based theater, and it's fitting for the group to put on a play outdoors at
"People should bring a lawn chair and they could also bring a picnic," he said. Tickets are
He said tickets will be available before the performances at a booth by the gardens.
Franklin said the next theater-related event on the horizon is a return of
Brown, who put on student workshops here last year, founded
Franklin said that accompanying Brown will be
Adults can participate in a strawberry bake-off competition, listen to live music from Cold Steel Country, purchase items from an array of vendors and artists and take a look at antique tractors and cars.
I know the pound cakes will be homemade because Norris and others have been putting out a call to bakers down there for the tasty treats.
A recent visit to the
The one that caught my eye: a grant that's helping to outfit the museum's flat-bottom deadrise boat--the Foggy Bottom--to demonstrate how
When completed, students and other visitors will be able to actually tong oysters and haul up crab pots from the boat's spot at the museum's dock.
Other new work there is happening in the museum's "Festival Halle," a former school building near the museum in
Volunteers have installed new curtains, flooring and plumbing in an effort to spruce it up and entice more renters.
Donations are being sought now for a second phase that calls for improving the kitchen, electrical system and the installation of windows to take the facility back to its original school look.
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