September 14, 2010

John Anderson Returns to Quincy

The Quincy Community Theater and The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County present “An Evening with John Anderson,” on Thursday, October 7th. John Anderson is a Quincy native, who appeared in the movie “Psycho,” on the television programs “Bonanza,” and “Gunsmoke,’” and on stage. With over 500 acting credits John is well remembered for his fine character portrayals including Abraham Lincoln. Filmed entirely in Quincy, “A House Divided,” will be shown for the first time in 40 years. This gala event will commence at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres in the theater lobby.

At 7:30pm, ticket holders will assemble in the theater and reacquaint themselves with John. Dr. Tim Jacobs of the Historical Society Board of Directors will present a retrospective on John’s acting career, his many ties to Quincy, and the filming, in Quincy, of “A House Divided.” This film was lost for a number of years and has just been found. The film was made with a cast of local “extras” in several locations around the city. The challenge will be in finding familiar faces in the crowd and recognizing where various scenes were filmed. Following the screening of “A House Divided” Dr. Jacobs will host a lively John Anderson discussion. This is an all-Quincy event, not to be missed. Make reservations early! Many surprises are in store!

All seating is reserved. Tickets at $20 include the pre-event social, the program, movie, and other surprises. Tickets may be obtained by phone at 217-222-3209, in person at the Quincy Community Theater box office, or at For further information telephone the Quincy Community Theater 217-222-3209 or the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County 217-222-1835, Tuesday through Friday 10:00am to 2pm.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could attend!
    This post popped up in my "John Quincy Adams" alert. Someday, I hope to make the journey from Quincy, Massachusetts to Quincy, Illinois bringing my solo-history "John Quincy Adams: A Spirit Unconquerable!"
    Good luck with this event!