This weekend, Nov. 18 & 19, and the weekend of Dec. 2 & 3, The Rivalry by Norman Corwin will be performed at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Harpers Ferry. This play highlights the drama of the Lincoln-Douglas debates in the 1858 election race for the Illinois Senate seat. There were seven in total, and all centered on slavery as the main topic.
A campaign quote from Abraham Lincoln is used as a tagline for the play: “When they talk, they can’t think. And when they think, they can’t talk. I will try not to be like them.” Would that our current crop of politicians would make the same attempt!
Jeanne & Jim at the Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV