Live Theatre is Returning to Historic Newburgh | Community Spirit
After a successful debut last summer, Historic Newburgh, Inc. is pleased to announce that live theatre is returning again this year. Two shows have been scheduled and will take place at Preservation Hall, 200 State Street.
Returning on June 15 for the first performance will be the Rivers Institute Traveling Theatre from Hanover College. This year’s production Nothing Stops this Train a play about the Underground Railroad by Terence Boyle. The play tells the fascinating story of John and Sarah Tibbets and a slave named Georgina who helps other slaves escape. The play is set in Lancaster Township, home of Eleutherian College, the first college in Indiana to admit students regardless of race or gender.
The second performance on October 4 and 5 will feature an Alfred Hitchcock murder mystery thriller The Unexplained. This will be the debut performance for the Historic Newburgh Community Theatre. The setting for the play is a Victorian Pub in London at the turn of the century. A casting call will be made soon with an audition schedule.
Ticket holders will again be able to show their tickets at participating Historic Newburgh restaurants (Edgewater Grill, Knob Hill, Tin Fish, Café Arazu, Cleo’s Bakery and Brown Bag Lunches, and Vecchio’s) and receive a 15% discount on their food purchase. Cookies and coffee will be served after the performances provided by Schnuck’s Markets and Kaldi’s Coffee.
For additional information and ticket purchases, please call (812) 853-2815 or visit the Historic Newburgh, Inc. office at 517 W. Main Street. The performances are sponsored in part by a grant from Toyota Manufacturing, Indiana.