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Fort Wayne's Jesters Spin a "Horse Tale" on the USF Stage

Allison Ballard

The Jesters performing group is itself a unique story in Fort Wayne's theater community.

Formed more than thirty years ago and sponsored by the University of Saint Francis, the Jesters is comprised of people with mild to severe disabilities with a wide variety of generations represented, with the goal of enhancing each member's quality of life.

Each spring, the group presents an original, multi-media performance.

With their latest show premiering this weekend, WBOI's Julia Meek invited Jesters Director Allison Ballard to the Madge Rothschild Studios to discuss the troup, their mission, and this year's performance.

Show information:

"Horse Tales" performed by the Jesters
March 8th @ 6:00 p.m. and March 9th @ 3:00 p.m.
University of Saint Francis North Campus Auditorium

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.