The Charm, the Harm, and the Daring of Dillinger
Told by Sally Perkins
Presented by Crown Hill Heritage Foundation
Part of the Sharing Hoosier History through Stories series
Sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society and Storytelling Arts of Indiana
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Enter the gate off of 34th and Boulevard Place
Follow the white line to the Gothic Chapel
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Storytelling begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets Available Online Only
We invite you to join us for a fun evening of storytelling, refreshments, and a guided walking tour of historic Crown Hill Cemetery! Held in Crown Hill's beautiful and historic Gothic Chapel (1875), you'll enjoy The Charm, the Harm, and the Daring of Dillinger, a suspense-filled story tracing the life of a run-of-the mill boy who inadvertently received a world class criminal education that propelled him into a criminal career. In following John Dillinger from boredom to desperation to sheer audacity, the story depicts the infamous trickster who out-witted law enforcement in a 14-month wild chase in and around the state of Indiana.
Sharing Hoosier History Through Stories is a partnership between the Indiana Historical Society and Storytelling Arts of Indiana to bring Indiana history alive in new and fresh ways. Sally Perkins, began telling stories as a volunteer at Riley Hospital for Children. Through Storytelling Arts of Indiana she was awarded the Frank Basile Emerging Stories fellowship in 2009. In 2011 she was commissioned by Indiana Landmarks and Storytelling Arts of Indiana to create and tell a story of the historic Central Avenue Methodist Church. Sally also tells stories at schools, churches, and public events.
Following The Charm, the Harm, and the Daring of Dillinger, the fun continues! After enjoying refreshments you'll have the option of driving to Dillinger's grave site to enjoy our popular Dillinger and Eastside Notables guided walking tour conducted by one of Crown Hill's expert tour guides, Tom Davis. This tour includes the sections on the far east side of the cemetery, just north of the Waiting Station. John Dillinger's gave will be our main focus before branching out to the graves of many other interesting and important people. The tour will last about an hour or so and will progress at a comfortable pace for most. Good walking shoes, bottled water, and insect repellent are a good idea.
To Purchase Storytelling Tickets: The Gothic Chapel is a historic and beautiful venue with very limited seating, so you're encouraged to buy your tickets well in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the door unless the event does not sell out online.
General admission tickets only; there is no reserved seating. Seats in the Main Chapel are $20 and Vestibule seats are $15. All tickets will be scanned at the door. You must PRINT your ticket and bring ti with you.