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Letters Take to the Stage as Part of the Civil War Lecture Series

April 17, 2013

April 16-17, 2013: Dr. Bill Doll (Department of Visual and Performing Arts) directed a stage production of “Beloved Companion: The Civil War Letters of James and Frances Catherine Wood” as part of the History Department’s Civil War lecture series.  Based on actual letters belonging to the great-great grandparents of Harriet Lewis (of Angelo State’s physical therapy program), the script was adapted by Lewis and her husband, Preston (Angelo State’s director of Communications and Marketing).  Students Adam Rich and Blair Hitch portrayed the characters on stage while Harriet Lewis narrated and Preston Lewis introduced the production.  “Beloved Companion” was made possible thanks to contributions from the Office of the ASU President and the University Center Program Council (UCPC).  Approximately 500 attendees came out to view the production over the course of its two night run in the Angelo State University Auditorium.

(Image credit: Danny Meyer.  From left to right: Harriet Lewis, Preston Lewis, Adam Rich, and Blair Hitch.)

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Angelo State University Dept. of History
ASU Station #10897
San Angelo, TX 76909-0897
Phone: 325-942-2324