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
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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