Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New Cast Member

Keagan Kojo Baah joined the cast of Lincoln's Trial & Tribulations this year.  He is six years old and caught the acting bug while performing in the Wizard of Oz production at Oakland High School in the Spring of 2014.  Keagin lives in Hindsboro with his mother, Renee Fonner, who can be heard mornings on WMCI. 101.3 in Mattoon, IL.

 He plays the role of Robert Noah Bryant, the son of Jane and Anthony Bryant.  Robert was one of four of Jane's children who were imprisoned and whom the Matson Slave Trial freed. Coordinator, Renee Henry explains, "the presence of a child visually reminds the audience of how this family was going to be torn apart and Keagan does a wonderful job portraying a child who is just a pawn in a sad and serious grown-up game."

The Bryant family adults, Jane and Anthony, are portrayed by Michelle Mimms-Duchan and LeVelle Harris, who are members of Freetown Village of Indianapolis.  Freetown presents a living history of the black experience by recreating life for African-Americans in post Civil War Indianapolis. They have partnered with T & T for all six years.

Also pictured in the bottom photo are the two Oakland abolitionists who helped the Bryants: Gideon "Matt" Ashmore and Dr. Hiram Rutherford portrayed by Roger Ashmore and Kim McGee.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Final Program for 2014 Quickly Approaching

Only 18 days left before the final program for 2014?  Do you have your tickets yet?

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

We have sold twenty-five tickets for the June 29th performance.  That is half of the tickets.  You may want to get your reservations in soon.  See our homepage to order on-line or call 217-508-9113.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Auction Saturday for Five Mile House

Another event in the Charleston/Oakland area that might be of interest to people attending Lincoln's Trial & Tribulations this Saturday.  This article was in the Charleston Times Courier.

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) — A barbecue and auction at the Coles County Fairgrounds Saturday will benefit projects and programs at the Five Mile House.
The event will take place in the fairgrounds’ Merchants Building from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger and can be purchased at the door.
The menu will consist of barbecue or chicken sandwiches, potato salad, green beans, dessert and drinks with take-out orders available. Items offered during the silent auction include a painting by local artist Paul Sargent, antiques, collectibles, art, household items and merchandise from local merchants.
The Big Blue Mountain Band will provide entertainment during the event.
The Five Mile House is located at the intersection of Illinois Route 130 and Hutton Road southeast of Charleston and is one of the oldest structures in Coles County.