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James Whitcomb Riley, the Fiddling Children’s Poet
Using Riley’s own words, Greenblatt weaves a whimsical glimpse into the world of this famous Hoosier poet. This show, performed in character and in costume, features musical settings of Riley’s poems composed by Greenblatt, as well as portions of Riley’s lectures (he toured with Edgar Allan Poe) and letters (he corresponded with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).
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The Johnny Carson Fund at the Nebraska Cultural Endowment
The Adah & Leon Millard Foundation