Speak at Chautauqua Series
Vernon - Born
June 14, 1909, the finale of the Chautauqua Series’ 7th season
features a character who was an actor, writer, and folk singer. As an actor, his
work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and
motion pictures. As a writer, he published several books of folk music and an
autobiography as well as being blacklisted during the McCarthy Commission
hearings in 1950. And finally, as a folksinger, who cannot remember his version
of Dan Emmett’s “The Blue Tail Fly” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas.” What better
way to bring in the Christmas season then to have Burl Ives speak at the finale
of the 2013 season?
Baughman, who has portrayed such diverse characters as John Belushi and Babe
Ruth, will bring Burl Ives to life on stage at ThePlace@TheWoodward (111 S. Main
Street in historic downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio) on Thursday November 21 at 7 PM.
Dayne will portray Ives in first person historical format and will invite
questions from the audience at the end of his presentation.
for Ives will be co-organizer of the series, Gerry Rensel, singing and playing
songs of the folk era associated with Burl Ives. This event is presented on a
donation basis and helped in part by grants provided by the Ohio Humanities
Council, Ariel Foundation and the Rolls-Royce Charities/Civic Fund. For more
information on this program and for information on the 2014 schedule visit www.elixirpresents.com,
or call 740-392-6102.
be sure to attend the Chautauqua Foodstock Concert that benefits the Food For
The Hungry campaign at the Memorial Theater on Tuesday November 26 at 7 PM,
featuring live music presented in first person living history format by The
Beatles, The Doors and Buddy Holly and the Crickets as well as several guest
appearances. Cost for that event is food and/or money donation. Visit www.FoodForTheHungryCares.org
for more information on appropriate food donations and www.elixirpresents.com
for more concert information.