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Eileen Boevers memorial set

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A memorial service for Apple Tree Theatre founder Eileen Boevers will be held this Thursday, January 15, at the Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, time yet to be determined. Boevers, 68, died January 11, after a long battle with cancer. She started Apple Tree (named for the street on which she lived) in 1983, as the professional performance sibling to the successful theater school for kids she'd been running since 1970. Making its home until recently in a Highland Park strip mall, Apple Tree brought downtown talent to the suburbs, and offered a mix of drama and musicals that, over the years, snared 28 Jeff awards. Boevers, who retired from Apple Tree last year, received special recognition at last fall's Joseph Jefferson ceremony. The company is now temporarily housed in Highland Park's Karger Recreation Center. Check with them at 847-432-4335 for updates on the memorial. 

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