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Play examines the life of author Aldo Leopold

Published 11:59am Sunday, February 16, 2014
Jim Pfitzer will star in "Aldo Leopold:A Standard of Change," a play he wrote about Wisconsin writer Aldo Leold at 7 p.m. March 3 in the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center's Ruby Rupner Auditorium. Photo provided
Jim Pfitzer will star in “Aldo Leopold:A Standard of Change,” a play he wrote about Wisconsin writer Aldo Leold at 7 p.m. March 3 in the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center’s Ruby Rupner Auditorium. Photo provided

Austin residents are about to get a glimpse into the life of famous Midwest nature writer.

The Jay C. Hormel Nature Center will host “Aldo Leopold: A Standard of Change,” a one-man, one-act play written by and starring Jim Pfitzer and directed by Trish Wileman at 7 p.m. on March 3, in the Nature Center’s Ruby Rupner Auditorium.

Set in one evening in and around the famous Wisconsin Shack that inspired much of his writing, the play explores the influences and challenges that led writer Aldo Leopold to penning his book “A Sand County Almanac.”

It has been 64 years since Leopold’s death and as many years since he has seen his now historic shack.

Leopold invites his audience to join him as he reacquaints himself with his beloved landscape, remembers influential friends and family, quotes from some of his most important writings, and po


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