"Chester and Grace", the drama based on the Herkimer County 1906 trial and execution of Chester Gillette, for the murder of his girlfriend. The victim was a Cortland skirt factory girl named Grace Brown. The drama will be presented on stage, at The Stables, Remington Avenue, by The Ilion Little Theatre Club.
Performance Schedules: April 30, May 1, May 7, May 6 and May 8 - 1999 at 8 pm - May 2 at 2 pm
The May 6th performance is being presented in collaboration with the Herkimer County Historical Society. Tickets for this performance are available by calling 315-866-6413.
Bonus Performance - May 15 at 8 pm
This special performace will benefit Players Theatre in New Hartford, which was destroyed by fire May 5, 1999. For tickets or other information, contact the play's director, David Stritmater, at 866-6398.
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