Wayne remembered over holiday weekend

Jul 01, 2014
Ermal Williamson portrays John Wayne; this day, the trail ended on the campus of Louisiana State University.

Actors and impersonators Ermal and Paula (Cravens) Williamson will present their entertaining revue "John Wayne and America's Yodeling Sweetheart" show at a number of venues this summer, including many during the holiday weekend. Ermal Williamson, who doubled for John Wayne in several movies, has dedicated his career to keeping Wayne's image alive for more than 25 years. Cravens is a five-time yodeling champion who also portrays Lucille Ball, Patsy Cline and Katherine Hepburn.

On Friday, July 4, Independence Day itself, the show will be presented several times: 11:30 a.m. in Larrabee Field, 35 Abbott Road, Knox; and 3 and 7 p.m. at the Thorndike Congregational Church, Gordon Hill Road/Route 139. The show also will be presented at the Thorndike church Saturday, July 5, at 3 and 7 p.m. On Sunday, July 6, it will travel to the First Congregational Church UCC, 22 Veterans Highway/Route 7 in Brooks, for a 7 p.m. show.

Later in the month, the revue is scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays, July 11, 12, 18 and 19, plus Friday, July 25, at the Thorndike Congregational Church; and Saturday, July 19, at 11:30 a.m. back at Knox’s Larrabee Field. NOTE: THESE SHOWS HAVE BEEN CANCELED; THE DUO WILL BE BACK NEXT SUMMER

Admission to the shows is by a freewill donation. For more information on the Williamsons and their work, visit ermal.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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