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Stage Coach announces contest winners

Stage Coach Players of DeKalb recently announced the winners of its first playwright competition. In the full-length category, Joan Dunayer of Champaign won best script with her comedy, “Seeking Flight.” The runner-up was Herb Hasler, also of Champaign, with his comedy, “Postal.” In the short play category, Joan Dunayer also won best script with her drama, “Objects of Value.” The runner-up was “Wendy’s Friend,” by G. K. Wuori of Sycamore. In the adaptation category, the winner was Tim Ball of DeKalb, with his adaptation, “Sherlock Holmes: A Study In Scarlet.” The runner-up was Donna Latham of St. Charles, with “Paddy and the Mermaid.”

This fall, Stage Coach will present some of these plays as staged readings at its theater, located at 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb. For dates and times of this, summer season plays and other productions, visit www.stagecoachers.com. In past seasons, Stage Coach has produced original work by members, including its annual production of “A Christmas Carol.”
Second annual Oddfest set for Aug. 15

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Sycamore Lodge 105 is hosting its second annual “Oddfest” block party to raise money to support Make-A-Wish Foundation and juvenile diabetes research. The event will be held from 3-11 p.m. Aug. 15 in downtown Sycamore, on California Street between State and Elm streets.

A $5 donation is being asked for admittance to the event, which will feature a variety of bands, food vendors, magicians, face painting and balloon art, cash prize raffles, a beer tent and more, according to a recent news release. For more information, call Todd Smith at 630-479-4984.
– Daily Chronicle

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