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Jack Tale Players Perform Tribute

For immediate release:
February 15, 2006

 Dean Browell ,  (540) 365-4301,

Nellie McCaslin
February 21, 2005
    The Jack Tale Players and the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre will present an evening of music and stories on March 1 in Sale Theatre, Schoolfield Hall, Ferrum College at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of a tribute to the late Nellie McCaslin, a long-time friend, advisor, and actress to Ferrum College’s drama programs.

    The tribute is part of an international commemoration to the work and influence that McCaslin had on creative drama and children’s theatre around the world. More than forty performances and workshops will be given during the month of March with participants from Taiwan, Turkey, Australia, and Great Britain as well as Chicago, New York, and Ferrum.

    Jody D. Brown, Executive Director or the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre, and R. Rex Stephenson, Director of the Jack Tale Players were invited to be participants in this international tribute by its organizers at New York University.

    The Jack Tale Players will be joined by the Franklin County High School drama department to present an evening of toe-tapping music, fast-paced action dramatizing the stories unique to the Southern Highlands.

    While admission to this tribute is free, audience members are invited to make a donation to the Franklin County Humane Society. The Jack Tale Players and the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre are inviting these donations because working for animal welfare was one of Dr. McCaslin’s life-long concerns.

    For additional information about this benefit tribute, contact either the Jack Tale Players or the Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre at 540-365-4335.
    Ferrum College is a four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor’s degree programs at a cost well below the national average for private colleges. For more information on Ferrum, visit


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