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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Beth Shervey  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1964 in Carbondale, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Shervey was born in Carbondale, Illinois and lived in Sullivan, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

The legendary Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, Illinois has hosted stars such as Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Margaret Hamilton, Leonard Nimoy, Lesley Ann Warren and Stubby Kaye. How these celebrities ended up performing in a small Midwestern farm town is the subject of ''The Little Theatre on the Square'' by Dayton, Ohio author Beth Conway Shervey. Shervey spent her early years in Sullivan and worked at the Little Theatre. She tells the story of how this world-renowned equity theatre altered the perception of life in Sullivan.

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