The Man Behind the Curtain
Dr. John Newman will perform his solo play "The Man Behind the Curtain" at Herrick District Library on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. The main character in the play is L. Frank Baum, best known as the author of The Wizard of Oz and 13 other Oz books. The play is set on New Year’s Eve on the stage of the Hudson Theatre as one of Baum’s popular theatrical productions has been abruptly cancelled because of its excessive production costs. The "Royal Historian of Oz" offers the expectant audience his own story of how he "found his way to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."