From the Mary Ingalls Pageant:
Cast Learning from a Former Student
“Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” returns to the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School for its 2nd Season.
Once again the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School auditorium will provide the setting for the Pageant depicting Mary Ingalls and her life as a student at the school. It provides a unique opportunity to be surrounded by history and watch it at the same time.
If you were able to join us for last year’s first ever Pageant production, you will not want to miss this year’s updated version. If you could not be with us last year, you are in for a treat.
Construction on Old Main to repair damage done in the windstorm of 2011 is completed, and guests are again able to enter through the front doors. The Founders Room will be available for Pageant guests to see as well as the newly reopened museum on the third floor. Plan to come early and spend some time exploring them. There will be IBSSS Mary Ingalls Society members available to provide information and answer questions.
Transportation will again be provided to those needing it to get from remote parking locations to Old Main.
Production dates and times are July 31 and August 1 at 7:00 p.m. and August 2 at 2:00 p.m. Doors will open one hour before show time. Tickets are $10.00 and there is general admission seating on the main floor and balcony of the auditorium. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time by going to www.ACTI.org on the computer or at the door.
COME JOIN US – YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID
Only 21 days till opening night of “Mary Ingalls – Her Journey” at the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School.
There is lots of activity – lines to learn, costumes to try on, props to find, furniture to move, pictures to take and promotion to prepare. All this energy expended to bring you the story of Mary Ingalls’ time at the Iowa College for the Blind.
Be sure to include us in your plans for the weekend of July 31, Aug. 1 at 7p.m. and Aug. 2 at 2:00 p.m in the Old Main auditorium on the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School campus. Tickets are $10 and are for general admission. Come early and spend time visiting the Founders Room and Museum.
GOOD NEWS – www.ACTI.org has been fixed. If you went there earlier thinking you could purchase advanced tickets and were unable to do so, please try again. You can also purchase tickets at the door before each performance.
Hope to see you there.
I have to say I didn’t have anything to do with the writing of this show and I was enchanted when I saw it. I especially thought the middle section where recollections of actual students were used to show what Mary’s life at the blind school was like were particularly effective. It helps fill in the big gap in the books about what happened to Mary when she went to school. A big moment is when they reenact Mary’s graduation where it actually happened.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.