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SUBMITTED by Larry Ann Evans, Museum of Wayne County History Executive Director (4-Sep-2009)

Museum Casts the Play “Spirits of Butternut Street”

The Wayne County Historical Society’s Museum of Wayne County History is resurrecting the dramatic ballad, “The Spirits of Butternut Street” to be performed in the jail cellblock on Sept. 11, 13 & 16.

“The Spirits of Butternut Street” was written by former director of the museum, T.J. Spencer and tells the story of three illustrious criminals: train robber Oliver Curtis Perry; convicted murderer William Fee; accused murderer Georgia Sampson all held in the Butternut Street Jail and one of it’s former sheriffs, Jerry Collins.

The actors portraying the characters will be Larry Ann Evans (9/11 & 9/13) & Jean Stoep (9/16) portraying Georgia Sampson, Joe Quagliata (9/11 & 9/13) and Randy Mitchell ((9/16) as William Fee, George Dobbins (all performances) as Oliver Curtis Perry and Dave Howard (9/11 & 9/13) and Burt Ford (9/16) as Sheriff Jerry Collins.

The play reading will take place in the old jail of the museum with very limited seating and reservations are suggested. Show times are 7pm on Friday, September 11 & Wednesday, September 16 and Sunday, September 13 at 1:30. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for students & seniors.

For more information about this event, call the Museum of Wayne County History at 315-946-4943 or look at the website, www.waynehistory.org. The Museum is located at 21 Butternut Street, Lyons, NY.


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