Ilion High School Guess The Graduate

Starring as Mrs. Gillette was
Colleen Moran '71

Starring as Gov. Charles Evans Hughes was
John Bullis '66

Starring as Cora, a speaking choir member was
Nancy Thompson Long '75

"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.

As IHS Local History teacher, Mr. Cunningham would say,find out why "Chester aced Grace" and visit these related links.

Ilion Little Theatre Club Web Site
Ilion Little Theater Facebook Page
Little Theatre Club History
Chester Gillette/Grace Brown History
Stable in the Sticks - The Book
The Murder Trial of Chester Gillete
     Historic New York State Courthouses

Congratulations to JoAnn Capes Richards '70 , The Winner in our "Guess the Graduate" feature. (May 1, 1999)

50 alumni attempted to guess. Others who guessed correctly were:

Leisa Day Merrick '81
Barb Boucher '71
Fran Sanders Streeter '50
Anne Paestella Clive '68
Dan Lewis '73
Mary Duffy Earl '74
Nancy Thompson Long '75     ;-)
Laurie Devins Fischer '76
Rob Lewis '78
Deb Dempsey '84
Erin Bullis '97
Ron Clive '70
Gail Smith Krueger '75
Don Unsinn '71
Paul Greenfield '74
Dean Bechard '77
Mary Richards Hoy '71
Jolene Kinville Matthews '87
Sharon Yardley Richards '72
Melissa Cowen Spellman '87
Colleen Fitzgibbons '76
Sherri Raymond Sales '82
Kelly Richards '97



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