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SIUF Friends of Morris Library Gala 2015

Please join the Friends of Morris Library for an elegant and enjoyable reception including wine and hors d’œuvres and performance of “Buffoons, Babes and Bastards.” An original production created by Lori Merrill-Fink from pieces in the Special Collections unique and historic Sherman collection.

Based on vaudeville scripts in the historic Sherman Theatre Collection held by the Special Collections this play was created by Lori Merrill–Fink, associate professor of Theatre and director of the SIU Honors program. There will also be remarks by Sarah Blackstone, Ph.D. who, while a professor at SIUC, discovered the significance of the Sherman Theatre Collection. After the performance you will be able to meet the actors, Ms. Merrill–Fink and Dr. Blackstone to learn more about the play. On Sunday there will be a brunch, a presentation about the Sherman Collection by Dr. Blackstone and exhibit of treasures from the Theater Collections held by the Special Collection.