Congratulations to the 2017 ESU Indianapolis Branch Shakespeare Winner, Chinyelu Mwaafrika, from Shortridge High School and her teacher, Mary Garner. Good luck at the National Competition in New York City!
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Join Us for a Special ESU Centennial Event An Original Radio Play
Mystery Comedy Hosted by Region VI Branches: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Kentucky, St. Louis
Mark your calendar for Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:30 pm EST as ESU's Centennial celebrations continue with a very special event—An Original ESU Centennial Radio Play Mystery Comedy. This is an old-fashioned radio play in the genre of the 1930's and 1940's Sam Spade Detective Radio Plays but with a modern-day twist. This will be a live production with professional actors performing a mystery comedy titled, "The Case of the Missing Parents." Listeners will hear the actors perform, just like the old radio plays.
The story goes like this: Daughter Myra Bradley's parents have been missing for four days. She receives a cryptic postcard in the mail from her parents which says, "We are attending a most glorious celebration. How perfectly marvelous it is to be able to mark this 100th anniversary. We are so looking forward to seeing our friends from Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Kentucky and St. Louis. Signed Momsy & Popsy." Myra is frantic. This is not like her parents to leave without letting her know. Myra hires a private detective to find her missing parents. The search begins. It is a fun mystery comedy with many twists and turns.
"Twenty-some members and guests joined our reinstated book club on June 6, 2018 to Skype with author, Brooke Stoddard, about his book World in the Balance: The Perilous Months of June-October 1940. Bookmarks were passed out and the group decided the next book discussion will feature TM Devine's book, To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland's Global Diaspora 1750-2010