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Waubonsee Professor Performs as Mary Todd Lincoln

woman dressed up as Mary Todd Lincoln in front of an American flag
Professor of Communications/Theatre Dr. Maria Bakalis as Mary Todd Lincoln

Waubonsee Community College Professor of Communications/Theatre Dr. Maria Bakalis, of Glen Ellyn, recently performed her one-woman show, "Mary Todd Lincoln: Reflections on a Life of Shattered Dreams," at Courtright's Restaurant in Willow Springs.

The restaurant recreated the dinner the Lincolns ate the night of the president's assassination, with mock turtle soup, roasted guinea fowl, and apple and blackberry pie.

 The event was featured in "Chicago Magazine."