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February 23, 24 and March 2, 3 at 7:30pm; additional performance March, 3 at 2pm
Written By: Rick Cleveland
Directed By: Audrey Lauren Wax
Performed in: The Diane Ballweg Theatre, The Stream

The Rail Splitter is a play about Abraham Lincoln — except, really, it’s not. This is not your grandfather’s Abe Lincoln play. If anyone comes to this thinking they’re seeing an Abe Lincoln play, they’re making a mistake. The play follows a group of college students and a writer as they attempt to write a play about the 16th president. The students begin with the best intentions but get incredibly — and hilariously — off track. Their efforts go so wrong, so haywire, that the results are basically disastrous. The more they dig up, the more ridiculous their ideas become. Cleveland wrote this to show just how far people can get from a starting point. It’s a satire of the docudrama genre.

Additional Upcoming Productions

 
Written By: William Shakespeare
Directed By: Susan Nanning Sorenson
Performed in: The Diane Ballweg Theatre, The Stream
Date: April 27, 28 and May 3, 4, 5 at 7:30pm; additional performance May, 5 at 2pm

Diane Ballweg Theatre Box Office

(Located in The Stream, #3 building on the map)

608-663-6710

Boxoffice@edgewood.edu

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