Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chardon Township Turns 200 & One of its Local Directors turns 100!!

The Chardon Township Original Bicentennial Play
By Joanne Durante
Town Turns 200, Director Turns 100!!
In honor of Mary Price who directed plays in Chardon for nearly twenty years and returns this weekend for a 100th birthday celebration,
The Chardon Bicentennial Committee presents an Encore presentation.
Free-will donations accepted for the Chardon High School Theatre Department. 
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Chardon Park Auditorium
111 Goodrich Court
u Chardon, OH 44024
On the east side of the Chardon Square.
Instead of presenting a timeline or lecture on the city’s bicentennial, the community decided it would be more fun to spotlight Chardon’s past through stories, songs, and dance. Soon, an “Our Town”-style play evolved, with live music and a series of vignettes chronicling pivotal stories of Chardon’s past as told by re-enactors. The play introduces people and events that shaped the city – from the area’s first mid-wife, Nancy Carter (who was African American), to events during the Civil War, the Great Fire of 1868, the interurban electric railway, the dramatic uphill car races, and, of course, the Maple Festival and deep snow.WKSU on-air host Jim Blum, a lifetime resident of Chardon, takes the audience on a historical journey as a time-travelling narrator, weaving the stories together and creating a theatrical experience.

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