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Wiley and The Hairy Man

Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center | Evanston, Ill.

Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, this performance centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman Mother, his faithful Hound Dog and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely on his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.

Cost: $10 adults; $8 children under 18


Grace Lutheran Church | River Forest, Ill.

This production by Tuesday's Child, an intergenerational drama group based at Grace Lutheran Church, is done "alley style," with the audience members close to the stage and the action going on all around them. Performances take place at Walther Lutheran High School, Ninth and Chicago, in Melrose Park, on Friday and Saturday, July 19-20 and 26-27, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances on July 21 and 28 begin at 2 p.m. Call 708-524-8795 to reserve tickets, or go to


Cost: $15, $12 students and seniors, $10 kids under 12

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