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Famous Millwood Turkey Trot Trial Dramatized In Pleasantville

Claude Tusk rehearses for "In Defense of the Turkey Trot" at Arc Stages.
Claude Tusk rehearses for "In Defense of the Turkey Trot" at Arc Stages. Photo Credit: Contributed

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Arc Stages’ Community Stage theater company will be performing “In Defense of the Turkey Trot” Nov. 18-19 at Arc Stages, 147 Wheeler Ave.

Both performances will have an 8 p.m. start time.

The play, written by Michael A. Baker, focuses on a momentous 1912 trial that took place in Millwood.

During the case, Stuart Baker, the playwright's grandfather, defended an 18-year-old woman named Grace Williams, who had been arrested for the scandalous crime of dancing the Turkey Trot and singing “Everybody is Doing It” in front of her neighbor’s house.

The trial attracted national attention, causing the courtroom to be jammed with spectators and reporters.

The  play is directed by Stacey Bone-Gleason.

Admission is $20 per person.

The Community Stage is one of three theater companies under the Arc Stages banner.

For more information about the group, or to purchase tickets for the show, call 914-747-6206 or click here.

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