‘An Evening with Mary Todd Lincoln’ Oct. 2 benefits Mount Carroll library
From press release
MOUNT CARROLL, Ill.—“An Evening with Mary Todd Lincoln, A Life Filled with Triumphs and Tragedies,” will be presented by the Friends of the Mount Carroll Public Library at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll, Ill.
Mary Todd Lincoln lived a life filled with triumphs and tragedies, but few people know her story. Actress Laura Keyes will share Mrs. Lincoln’s story in an entertaining presentation set on April 14, 1865, and focused on the life and losses of Mary Todd Lincoln.
Keyes recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison with a master’s degree in library studies. She enjoys researching literary symbolism and is contracted to write a book about that subject. Keyes’ past roles on stage include Mary Todd Lincoln in Mrs. Lincoln, Elizabeth in Frankenstein, Laura in The Glass Menagerie, Gwendolyn in The Odd Couple, Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Civil War re-enactors will be present during the evening and add to the historical tone of this memorable event.
A sampling of desserts from the Lincoln era, hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.
A silent auction with items donated by generous community individuals and merchants will also be offered.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the Mount Carroll Township Public Library, from members of Friends of the Mount Carroll Public Library, at the dabluz boutique, and at Mount Carroll banks: THE National Bank, Savanna-Thomson State Bank and the Mount Carroll Banking Center. Tickets are also available by calling 1-800-244-9594, ext. 4, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura DeSpain at email@example.com.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the renovation of the Mount Carroll Township Public Library.
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