Actress Pippa White to perform for ACU Honors Program and Abilene schools

For immediate release
April 2, 1999

Actress Pippa White will perform her one-woman historical drama "The Orphan Train" at Abilene Christian University's Honors Program Dinner Theatre, Saturday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hilton Room of the McGlothlin Campus Center.

On Thursday and Friday, April 8-9, she will perform at Ward Elementary, Johnston Elementary and Wylie Middle School as part of the Young Audiences series arranged through the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council.

White grew up in San Francisco and trained at the American Conservatory Theatre Academy. After several years hosting a morning show on ABC and working in theatre, she moved to Lincoln, Neb. She tours in several states to give performances and workshops in arts in education programs.

White's drama is based on the Orphan Trains that ran from New York through the Upper Midwest from 1853 through the early 1900s. Orphan children were taken to be adopted by farm families. White has interviewed some of the last surviving adoptees and incorporated adoptees' diary entries into her script. In her hour-long performance, she shows historical slides and plays period music while using costumes and props to portray a dozen characters.

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Last update: April 2, 1999
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