Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 9, 1976 · Page 9
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 9

Tucson, Arizona
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Monday, February 9, 1976
Page 9
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PAGE 10 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N UA's f Evening with Lincoln 9 Dual dramas focus on history In celebration of Lincoln's birthday and a curtsey to the Bicentennial year, the University of Arizona drama department is presenting "An Evening with Lincoln" as its major production of the season. It is an ambitious project entailing two plays and a dinner break' covering six hours. The evening gets under way at 5:30 p.m. with E. P. Conkle's "Prologue to Glory," which rtells the story of the young Abraham Lincoln -- the poor, uneducated rail-splitter who was one of the folks. Particularly, it deals with his attachment to the lovely Ann Rutledge in his early 20s when he was clerking in a store in New Salem, 111. We see him shaping his homely character that made him popular among men, and largely through Ann's i n f l u e n c e becoming aware of his powers. The "last two scenes sh'ow his desolation when Ann dies. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. there will be a dinner break when the audience has a choice of dining at the university or elsewhere. The university is charging $5 for its dinner that will be served in Studio A of the University Park Theater building directly behind the University Theater. At 8:30 the curtain will go up on the second production, Robejt E. Sherwood's "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," which takes him from the time he studied Blackstone in a New Sdlem log cabin to the moment he entrains for Washington as President 'of the United States. Along the way is Mary Todd's pursuit and capture of him, after he had once run out on their wedding. This drama received the Pulitzer Prize for the best play of 1939. Epcar as Abe Lincoln, Jane Merrifield as Ann Rutledge, Tracy Hall as Mary Todd and R.. Gregg Covington as Stephen Douglas, Lincoln's adversary in the famed Lincoln- Douglas debates. The Lincolnian dinner menu to be served in Studio A was researched by the staff of the Student Union and includes -Country Captain chicken, Rutledge Tavern squash, Lincoln's blackberry pie and Mary Todd's vanilla almond cake. The plays will have a 10-day run at the University Theatre, Olive Road south of Speedway Boulevard, opening Thursday. Other performances will be given on Friday and Saturday and Feb. 16 through Feb. 22. Tickets for both the theater and dinner are on sale at the University Theatre box office. The shows are $3, dinner $5 per person. Dinner reservations should be made at the same time as tickets are purchased or reserved. The productions are directed by Peter Marroney, drama department head, and are presented with the special sanction of the Arizona Bicentennial Commission. Topping the casts for the double feature will be Richard Today's news TODAY of the (Tucson Dailjj CiU^tn FOR cdl home delivery 889-4611 A towering figure Richard Epcar as Abraham Lincoln Dorson's Saves A huge selection of sleepers -including Simmons Hide-a-Beds --FROM $2 1 ) 1 ). Twin, double, queen and super queen available for immcdiale delivery! (Illustrations ripproximate . . . similar styles in slock) $299 One Rlock West of I'ark Mall Open Monday anrf friday 'til 9. Free interior design service F.asy Terms Do/Son's Youf home is known by the furniture you own 572 S F. B r o a d w a y * Phone 2Ki-2iih\ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1976 DOWNTOWN ONLY! ONE QUARTER MILLION DOLLAR STOCK SALE 48 e-pennington 3Oto7O REDUCTIONS! SPECIAL GROUP ·47 dresses, pantsuits etc. VALUES TO $1OO while they last!! starts Sam tuesday!

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