It is a one woman show that explores the life of Gene Stratton-Porter. Larry did a great job researching Gene as he captured her in a one act play and brought Gene to life. The play is set in June of 1924. Gene is moving into her workshop on Catalina Island. She is looking back at her life. The play is mainly centered on growing up at Hopewell in Wabash County and her time spent at Limberlost in Geneva.
When Larry's wife Marcia died December 16 2016, the play did not fold. Kerrigan Sullivan stepped right into the role of Gene. Kerrigan gave an enjoyable performance.
We have a number of people to thank for the success of the play at the Fort Wayne-Allen County Public Library Theater on May 26. First Larry Gard the playwright and his late wife, Marcia, for whom the play was originally written. Actress Kerrigan sullivan who brought Gene to life in her performance. Director Jaqueline Jones and Stage and Sound Manager Alleigh Scantling could not have done a better job. Thank you to the library staff, especially security, for making sure everything ran smoothly. Thank you to Barbara Gorney for assisting Limberlost at the library. Thank you to Kevin Kilbane of the News-Sentinel for a nice article promoting the play.
The next day, Larry Kerrigan and Alleigh visited Limberlost for a cabin tour. We thank you for your visit and dedication to this production.
The script is for sale in the Friends of the Limberlost Gift Shop in Geneva.