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July 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Library Community Room 112 A & B
John Newman will perform the play, THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN. This unique play centers on L. Frank Baum, best known as the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In the play, Baum confronts an audience disappointed by the cancellation of his theatrical production “The Fairylogue.” He offers them his own personal story of his life as the head of a theatre troupe in New York, as a merchant, baseball promoter, and newspaper editor in South Dakota, as a reporter and china salesman in Chicago, and finally as a writer of children’s stories. The play encourages the children in the audience to imagine impossible things, as he did throughout his life. The drama shows how elements of Baum’s life came together in his best-known story that can be seen as his personal myth.
July 30, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Council Chambers on 1st Floor of City Hall Building