New book features plays about Lincoln
August 06, 2013
A new book featuring two play scripts written by
Benedictine monk Fr. Gavin Barnes has been published. The plays are
titled "The Indiana Years" and "Between Friends."
Fr. Gavin is a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad,
IN, where he taught and directed theater for 38 years at its
During his career, Fr. Gavin has written a number of play
scripts. The two included in this book feature Abraham Lincoln, the
16th U.S. president.
"The Indiana Years" recounts young Abe's boyhood in Spencer
County, IN, where he lived for 14 years. It was performed as part
of the Indiana sesquicentennial celebration in 1959.
"Between Friends" was a feature of the 2012 season at the
Lincoln State Park Amphitheatre in Lincoln City, IN. The action
takes place during the Civil War, where a friendship develops
between Lincoln and his generals, Ulysses S. Grant and William T.
The cost of the softcover book is $6.00. It is available at
the Saint Meinrad Gift Shop or online at www.saintmeinradgiftshop.com.