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Get the 'real' story of Lewis and Clark Expedition

The cast of The Real Story of Lewis and Clark (Courtesy Astor Street Opry Company)
Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Real Story of Lewis and Clark (or How the Finns Discovered Astoria) opens tonight, March 29, for 10 performances.

The play, a musical melodrama, tells the “lost” story of how Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their Corps of Discovery really got to the end of the trail. The revised history version tells how they were rescued by the true heroes of the Northwest, two boys from Minnesota.

The play was written by Judith Niland, with music by Stanley Azen, Joyce Niland and Philip Morrill. Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through April 20, with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees on April 7 and 14.

Tickets are $20 for front-row seats, $15 for all others. Children 12 and younger are $10. The troupe also offers $10 Fridays, where all seats are $10.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the box office, which opens an hour before show time.

The playhouse is at 129 W. Bond St., Astoria. Free parking is available at Wauna Federal Credit Union and Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce.

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