To commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial, Maplewood Barn Community Theatre will produce four plays in 2021 with a Missouri theme, featuring the work of a Missouri playwright, a Missouri subject matter, or a Missouri setting. The four shows that will be selected will showcase the wonderful talent of Missouri playwrights, the exciting history and stories of Missouri’s culture and heritage, and the majestic landscapes of this beautiful state. Shows and performance dates are as follows:
“Fifth of July” by Lanford Wilson: April 22-25 & April 26-May 2
“Plan 9!:The Musical from Outer Space” Book by Chris Bowling & Meg Phillips Crespy with Music & Lyrics by J. West: May 27-30, June 3-6, & June 10-13
“Henry V” by William Shakespeare: July 8-11 & July 15-18
“Meet Me in St. Louis” Book by Hugh Wheeler with Music & Lyrics by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane: August 19-22, August 26-29, & September 2-5
For twenty-five years, the Hallsville Historical Society has preserved and shared Hallsville community history. The Society dedicated a new building and museum on Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 pm. The program honored the building and those who helped bring the project to reality. Guests could browse the collections showcasing the community’s history. Refreshments were served.