It's really exciting when a celebrity visits your small town, but Leonard Nimoy didn't just visit, he starred in a play at Big Bend Community College.

In 1974 Nimoy was touring the country visiting small communities and promoting theater and encouraging public support (financially) for local stages.

He starred in "Oliver" and afterwards gave ideas for expanding and improving Big Bend's theater (now the Wallenstein Performing Arts Center).

Numerous old timers remember seeing the play, or perhaps even sharing the stage with the famous actor. Pretty cool!

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