Thursday, September 10, 2015

Lively Entertainment Set for 2015 Prairie Days

Looking for some local, free entertainment? Prairie Days has a full schedule of entertainers on their outdoor stage and around the festival grounds. Visit Shawnee Prairie for the festival, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 26th and from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 27th. Admission and parking are FREE!

The Darke County Civic Theatre will have 3 performances throughout the weekend, 11:00 am and 2:30 pm on Saturday and 3:30 pm on Sunday. The title of this year’s Prairie Days Melodrama is “SAVED BY THE SERENDIPITY CIRCUS Or…She Was Trapped With Ease” by Jill M. Rust and is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado. Kindhearted Miss Priscilla Purity, owner of a wee orphanage, has become entangled within the wrongdoings of a weasel. The seemingly honest, yet evil Victor Vornado has created a trade much in his favor. In exchange for Miss Purity’s overcrowded home, which is a kind residence for orphans, he will give her a huge house with a large lot, also ideal for Miss Serendipity’s ragtag circus. But the truth comes out when two mismatched twins run away to see the circus and discover that, not only is there no abode for Priscilla and the orphans, but also the land she has traded for has a layer of black gunk on it. With a delightful cast and hilarious romp, this is a melodrama that literally clowns around!

There are also several musical performances to enjoy. Saturday at 1:00pm delight in a concert from the Thien Snipps, and at 4:00pm “Joseph” a folk singer and storyteller will charm audiences of all ages. Sunday features back to back performances as well. At 12:30pm Berachah Valley, a bluegrass, Americana, and gospel band will perform followed by Silver Grass Band at 2:00pm. All of these performances are free and fun for the whole family. For more information on Prairie Days, please contact the Darke County Park District at (937) 548-0165 or visit their website at

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