Oz in the News 11.20.10

Following the Yellow Brick Road to Lisle There’s no place like home for “The Wizard of Oz” fan Laurae Kozlik.  Her enthusiasm for all things Oz has resulted in her becoming the goodwill ambassador for the International Wizard of Oz Fan Club. In her position as ambassador, she attends Oz festivals to help spread the word about the club, including last weekend’s Wizard of Oz event at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. At the theater and later for an interview with Lisle Patch, Kozlik wore a gingham hand-sewn Dorothy costume she purchased at the Yellow Brick Road. She enjoys surrounding herself with Oz memorabilia. Kozlik is legally blind, having lost sight in her right eye in 1989 because of a tumor. However, her disability has not dampened her go-getter outlook.

East Lynne presents ‘Life and Adventures of Santa Claus’ L. Frank Baum’s “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus” will be presented by the East Lynne Theater Company on Nov. 26, 27, and Dec. 5, 10, and 11 at 8:30 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St.  This adaptation is written by ELTC’s artistic director Gayle Stahlhuth, who also performs the 30-some characters in storytelling fashion.


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