2006-05-11 / Front Page

Actors needed for outdoor drama at Elijah Clark Park

General Elijah Clark, revolutionary war hero and namesake of the state park located in Lincoln County, will come to life in an outdoor drama to be presented this summer.

The production, which will coincide with the 75th anniversary of Georgia state parks and the annual Thunder Over Thurmond celebration, is scheduled for July 8.

Organizers have been busy working on plans for the play, which was originally staged in connection with the dedication of the state park and later reprised during the United States Bicentennial Celebration.

According to Bruce Beggs, one of the organizers of the event, auditions for those interested in participating in the drama will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, and at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, at the Lewis Family Pavilion in the Lincoln County Historical Park on Lumber Street.

Beggs said that individuals of all ages are needed for the drama. "There are numerous parts available which

are based on historical characters surrounding Elijah Clark. But while there are a number of speaking parts, most of the drama is played out through narrated action. Except for the central characters, most of the participants will only have to learn a line or two."

Bill Bufford, another member of the production team, pointed out that the drama provides an excellent opportunity for families to get involved in acting. "There are many families featured in this historical drama," he said.

Individuals are also needed to help with other areas of the production such as set construction, publicity and costumes.

"We're excited about the chance to display our local talent, while portraying a segment of the history of what is now Lincoln County," Bufford added.

For additional information, contact Bruce Beggs at 706-359-5505 or 706359-7035.

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