Lincoln Drama Returns to Amphitheatre for the First Time Since 2005

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‘Young Abe Lincoln’ will return to the Lincoln Amphitheatre stage for the first time since its initial 19-year run ended in 2005.

“In planning this year’s diverse lineup of performances, it became increasingly clear that, as the Amphitheatre would be celebrating its 30th anniversary, bringing back ‘Young Abe’ was not only appropriate, but a priority,” said Marc Steczyk, Lincoln Amphitheatre’s director.

‘Young Abe Lincoln’ is based upon the original Billy Edd Wheeler script, and is being produced by Actors Community Theatre.

There is a planned presentation to Wheeler just before the show’s finale on July 15, and the production itself will feature a number of alumni from the original 1987-2005 run.

“We’re thrilled to bring Billy Edd Wheeler’s show to life with this powerhouse ensemble. Performing for Mr. Wheeler the night of the finale makes this production even more special,” said Jasmine Ruckriegel, the director of Young Abe Lincoln. “We’ve pulled together a great cast of Lincoln alumni, ACT alumni, and new actors, which has allowed us to learn from one another and grow as an ensemble. It’s a special experience to tell the tale of Lincoln’s life in Indiana, and we all feel a strong sense of duty to share this incredible story and continue its legacy.”

The celebratory 30th Anniversary edition will run on July 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15.

Doors for each performance will open at 6 p.m. central time with a 7 p.m. Central show time.

General admission tickets are $18.95 while VIP tickets, which include preferred parking and seating, a free drink voucher, and a commemorative poster, are $26.95.

For a limited time, the promo code “ABE” will unlock a $3 per general admission ticket discount.

Seating for veterans is $14 and senior citizens pricing is $15.95.

Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here.

Children 12 and under are invited to attend free of charge.

(This story was originally published on July 6, 2017)

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