Knox graduate started Galesburg’s community theatre

From: The Register Mail (Galesburg, IL)

Galesburg’s elite theatrical group known as the “Prairie Players” was launched by Knox College student Allen Crafton nearly a century ago… When taking a play writing course [in graduate school at Harvard University’s] Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Mass., Crafton often referred to his former college in Galesburg and the need for a theatrical playhouse.

[After completing his master’s degree at Harvard in 1915] Crafton, [and two classmates from graduate school] came to Galesburg and with a lot of ambition and a few hundred dollars established the forerunner of today’s Prairie Players… Read more…