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A full-sized replica of the Norris 4-2-0 steam engine is the centerpiece for the outdoor drama, All Aboard.
Photo submitted A full-sized replica of the Norris 4-2-0 steam engine is the centerpiece for the outdoor drama, All Aboard.
Drama, theater and trains are all coming together at the Linden Depot Museum.
All Aboard is an outdoor drama theatrical production that will be performed on the Linden Depot Museum grounds Aug. 17 (rain date Aug. 18) at 2 p.m.
This play centers around the full-sized replica of an 1837 Norris 4-2-0 steam engine that museum volunteers have been constructing for the past year. This engine incorporated all of the best features of steam engines at this time and set the standards for subsequent steam engines. Those attending will be treated to an up-close view of this historic engine. The replica has been constructed to match the exact dimensions of the original engine.
The script has been written by a local playwright, Dr. Louis Janeira, who is a cardiologist at Franciscan Hospitals, and a published author of mystery novels. Janeira has two additional plays being performed this summer in Carmel and in Indianapolis. Michael Patton of Crawfordsville, a past director at the Vanity Theater in Crawfordsville, is directing the performance. Patton has directed many plays for the Vanity as well as other performance venues. The music will be directed by Gary Ketchum, who leads the Montgomery County Civic Band.
Tickets are $6 per person and are available at the museum during regular admission hours of Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. or by texting or calling (765) 427-3630. Tickets include admission to both buildings in the museum complex that day.
The drama is being sponsored by Hoosier Heartland State Bank.