‘Abundance’ opens at Pec Playhouse Sept. 19

Staff Report

PECATONICA, Illinois — Abundance opens at 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 5, at Pecatonica’s Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St.

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Crimes of the Heart comes this poignant, but unromanticized, story of the hard lives of pioneers on the high plains of Wyoming in the 1860s.

Macon and Bess are two mail-order brides, lured to the West by the promise of new beginnings through marriage to men they have never met. While waiting for their respective husbands-to-be, one bubbling with optimism, the other mousy and plain, the two women become instant best friends.

As Abundance follows the two women through their friendship and adventures for the next 25 years, this Western epic unearths the dark underside of American mythology.

Show times are 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m., Sundays. All seats are $12. For tickets, call (815) 239-1210 or buy online at www.pecplayhouse.org.

From the Sept. 17-23, 2014, issue

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