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Civic Theatre Engages Audiences With "The Wedding Gift"

Credit Courtesy/Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
Nancy considers Colglazier's mentoring and encouragement the key to her project's success.

The 2013 winner of the Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival, The Wedding Gift, by Nancy Carlson Dodd, is making a triumphant return to the Civic Theatre this weekend.

It's also enjoying a 2nd world premiere, since Dodd was able to realize her original vision of the play as a musical this time around, which wasn't permitted in the playwright contest qualifications.

Credit Courtesy/Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
Courtesy/Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

Dodd's collaborator on the music and orchestration for this project has been her niece, Dori Erwin Collins, with the added advantage of working in Collins' own theatrical milieu of Chicago.

For a behind the scenes look at how the production has taken shape, WBOI"s Julia Meek talked with Nancy, and director Phillip Colglazier about the play's perennial charm, and the playright's passion.

Event Information:

The Wedding Gift @ Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
Saturday, February 16th-Sunday, February 24th, 2019 

For showtimes and ticket information, visit Civic Theatre's website.

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.
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