Hurt, James. "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight" Scripts, 1980 and 2008 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
"Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight" was produced at the Kelso Hollow Theatre in New Salem State Park, Petersburg, Ill., from 1980 to 1987. Written by James Hurt, professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it was performed by the Great American People Show, a summer theatrical company directed by John Ahart. The play was performed in repertory, first with "Your Obedient Servant, A. Lincoln" and then also with "Even We Here."
This collection contains two copies of the "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight" script. James Hurt donated a photocopy of the script, performed by GAPS, to the Library in 1990. A second copy, prepared for a script-in-hand reading performance by the University of Illinois Summer Studio Thatre Company in July 2008, was acquired in 2008.