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Open Stage presents Harrisburg History in Drama

Written by Cary Burkett, Arts & Culture Desk and witf Host | May 30, 2012 12:55 PM

Open Stage of Harrisburg is presenting a new play based on
historical people and places in Harrisburg. The play is called Stories from
Home: Market2Market, and is the brainchild of Anne Alsedek, Education Director
at Open Stage.

Using material from primary sources, interviews and conversations,
Anne Alsedek has created a script which tells the stories of people such as
Bobby Troup, a famous jazz composer born in Harrisburg best known for his song,
Get Your Kicks on Route 66.

The show centers around historic places in Harrisburg, such
as the music store Troups, which was owned by the family of Bobby Troup, and
Alsedek's Restaurant, the family business of Anne Alsedek's husband, Don.

The show also uses old photos and modern video to tell the
story. It runs from June 8-30, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at
Open Stage of Harrisburg. Information is available at 717-232-6736 or online.

Below you can hear our interview with Anne Alsedek about the
show.

Published in Center Stage

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