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The Real Housewives of Cricket County coming to Chatfield


Fri, Mar 4th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture



We've heard of these ladies. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Atlanta, New Jersey...Cricket County.

Did you say "Cricket County?"

That's right, the next take on socialite living and high-powered lifestyles takes us to the backwoods dealings of some colorful women, their friends, and their husbands, courtesy of the Chatfield High School One Act Play Group.

"The Real Housewives of Cricket County" will be presented at Potter Auditorium in Downtown Chatfield on Saturday, March 12th, at 7:30 p.m. (box office opens at 7 p.m.), and Sunday, March 13th, at 2 p.m. (box office opens at 1:30 p.m.)

The play, written by Eddie McPherson, is being directed by Tony Cole from the Wit's End Theater. The actors-playing 18 characters in all-are all local Chatfield students, ranging from 7th through 12th graders.

"It's a really funny comedy for all ages," says Cole. "The kids have worked hard in rehearsals--their Southern hillbilly accents are getting better each day. People are going to enjoy this!"

Cricket County ("a place where the words 'road kill' and 'stew' are often used in the same sentence") gets downright interesting when Monica Northcutt, a socialite from the BIG city, moves to town and is more than eager to help the local ladies in the areas of love and matrimony. A quiltin' party is organized with Monica and her husband as special guests. When some well-aged "mystery juice" is introduced to the drinking water, real feelings come out and the fun begins.

Along the way you'll meet characters named Bodean, Chigger, Hattie, Fester and Imogene, and have a down-home, knee-slapping good time learning the "Cricket County Pearls of Wisdom."

Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show.

"I'm extremely proud of the students in the play," says Director Cole. "It's been my pleasure to direct them and we hope many will come out to enjoy the show."

For more information about "The Real Housewives of Cricket County," call (507) 867-4210.

The Commonweal apprentice company presents Metamorphoses

Fri, Mar 4th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - The Commonweal Theatre Company is proud to announce the capstone project of the 2010-11 Apprentice Company: Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman. The play will be performed at the Commonweal Theatre in historic downtown Lanesboro March ..... 
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St. Olaf College Norseman Band to perform at Potter Auditorium

Fri, Mar 4th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Norseman Band of St. Olaf College, conducted by Dr. Paul Niemisto, will be presenting a symphonic band concert at Potter Auditorium at the Chatfield Center for the Arts on Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the concert is free. A free w ..... 
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Preston Area Community Foundation dinner March 28

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
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The Preston Area Community Foundation is holding a fifth annual dinner/celebration on March 28 at the Branding Iron. Tickets can be purchased from a director of the foundation, F & M Community Bank or at Weber & Judd Pharmacy in Preston. The deadlin ..... 
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Wanted: photographs of gardening, harvesting, etc.

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Wanted: Your contemporary and historical photographs. The Lanesboro Arts Center is looking for people to submit/donate photographs of gardening, harvesting, and putting up (canning, root cellars, etc.) - either historical or present-day images in co ..... 
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Lanesboro Community Theatre is busy preparing to entertain you

Sat, Feb 12th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

Rehearsals for Lanesboro Community Theater's (LCT) production of "The Cemetery Club" are well underway and director Barbara Benson Keith reports that everyone is having a great time at rehearsals. "The Cemetery Club," by Ivan Menchell, strives to an ..... 
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New Exhibit at Lanesboro Arts Center, February 4 - April 3, 2011

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

'Luminaries: Figures, Birds, Spheres' will feature new mixed media sculpture by Patty Carmody Smith at the Lanesboro Arts Center in Lanesboro, Minnesota. Free to the public, the exhibit will open with an artist reception on Friday, February 4 from 6 ..... 
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Story of music, stories of home at Commonweal Theatre

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN - The Commonweal Theatre Company, located in historic downtown Lanesboro, welcomes internationally acclaimed musician Lauren Pelon and award-winning poet and essayist Gary Holthaus to the Commonweal stage at 7:30 pm on Saturday, Februa ..... 
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Luther College Nordic Choir to perform tour homecoming concert Feb. 8

Mon, Feb 7th, 2011
Posted in Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa - Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, will perform Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.

The performance by the 64-member Nordic Choir ..... 
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