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Guest Author to Attend Performance on July 14th

Posted by pjlunznfu on May 9, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Guest Author of the book “Waking to Mourning Doves”, Caryl Crozier will be present at the Northern Fort Playhouse production on Sunday, June 14th.  Caryl will be selling her books on sight and also be available for book signing.

Friendly Hour:

Caryl Crozier compiled the notes of the Friendly Hour Club, kept by her mother and main character, “Dorcas” of the play.  She gave these notes to her husband’s nephew and playwrite Tom Jacobson, who used Carly’s summary of the club minutes and stories about the club and community to form the nucleus of this poignant fictional play chronicling the 70 years of the club.   To learn more about the play visit


Waking to Mourning Doves:

After Caryl’s  mother passed, the soulful call of a mourning dove gave her the inspiration to title her book which is built around excerpts from her personal diary entries from ages ten to twenty-one, adult journaling and memories growing up on rural South Dakota prairies in the 1940s and 1950s.  To learn more about the book visit

Prairie Sonata:

Carly’s writing and the Friendly Hour Club minutes formed the basis for a fictional play, Friendly Hour written by Tom Jacobson.   The 1930's portion of this play has been made into an award winning short film titled Prairie Sonata.  Filming takes place near Beresford, South Dakota, in a field of restored native prairie at the Kinkner/Crozier farm, scenes were also filmed at the Beresford Zion Cemetary and the Skresfurd Church.  Carly plays her Grandmother in this film.  To learn more about the film visit

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