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Auditions to be held for play on Indiana Dunes

Playwright David Hoppe wrote a play about saving the Indiana Dunes.

Indianapolis-based playwright David Hoppe, a longtime columnist for Nuvo Newsweekly, has penned a play about the preservationists who saved the Indiana Dunes, one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, from the industrial development that lines much of the Lake Michigan lakeshore in Indiana.

Actors are needed for Hoppe's "Sacred Sands," which was inspired by J. Ronald Engel's book "Sacred Sands: The Struggle For Community In the Indiana Dunes."

Auditions will take place at noon Saturday, July 16 in the Meeting Room of the Michigan City Public Library at 100 E. 4th Street downtown. The half-hour-long play will debut at the Save The Dunes Blowout: A Festival of Performance & Ecology on Sept. 24 and 25 at the National Lakeshore's West Beach in Chesterton. 

The play will be directed by Columbia College Department of Theatre Chair John Green, a British native whose work has been produced all over Europe, including at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. He's also directed several plays at the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis, including Hoppe's "After Paul McCartney."

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