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Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville is featuring two shows that start this week.

"The Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln" is a one-man play starring Granville Van Dusen, who will play the title character from July 10 to July 26, according to a news release.

The play covers Lincoln's early years as a lawyer, his role in the Civil War and everything in between.

These shows will be Van Dusen's farewell performance as Lincoln.

"This show has really come full circle, ending so close to where it began," said Rowan Joseph, Totem Pole's producing artistic director in a news release. "We've already received ticket reservations for people coming from as far away as England and Italy for this event."

Totem Pole is offering two preview performances, July 10 at 8 p.m. and July 11 at 2 p.m., where general seating will be offered for $20 per ticket, according to the news release.

After that, tickets range in price from $30 to $50 with matinee performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and evening performances on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Also taking the Totem Pole stage will be "The Tortoise and Hare Race Again," which runs Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. July 11, 18 and 25.

The show is free with a meet-and-greet with the cast members, who are all acting interns at Totem Pole.

"The Tortoise and Hare Race Again" is a sequel to the fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare."

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