WALNUT GROVE — The Wilder Pageant is hosting a free event online in lieu of its live summer production “Fragments of Dream.”
To satisfy both audience and devout theater folk, it has created “Laura’s Prairie Summer,” a series of six Facebook Live programs with a mix of live and recorded scenes, contests, pioneer crafts and interviews with respected authorities on the life and writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The series can be viewed on YouTube or Facebook from links at https://walnutgrove.org/pageant.html.
The celebrations of theater and Laura Ingalls will start at 7 p.m. and be live starting July 10. Five more episodes will follow on July 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. There is no charge to watch, but donations are encouraged to help keep the Wilder Outdoor Theater in Walnut Grove alive. Individuals may also contribute to school scholarships for the young actors and actresses involved.
The episodes include:
July 10: Episode one: “A New Home & Dancing in the Blizzard”
July 11: Episode two: “Playing Games & Grasshoppers”
July 17: Episode three: “Welcome Home, The Central Truth & Lemon Pie”
July 18; Episode four: “Brotherly Love, Missed Opportunity & Town Council”
July 24: Episode five: “Justice with No Peace & Under the Stars”
July 25:: Episode six: “Vanity Takes the Cake & Making Laura’s Dream”