IndyFringe review: "Selections from the Spoon River Anthology" 

Engaging production choices provide an overview of Edgar Lee Masters' 1914-'15 epic poem centered in Fulton County in northwest Illinois. Ten actors convincingly portray 18 people "sleeping on the hill," who are making their case against unjust treatment during their lifetimes, being nostalgic for what was left behind, dwelling on what could have been "if" and generally showing a sweep of humanity set in the 19th century that remains as current as today's newspaper. Period costumes, music and projections of the cemetery add to a dramatization worth experiencing. Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 p.m.

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