Friday, April 25, 2008

National talent drawn to Gilmore Creek

By Ellen Jordan
Cardinal Staff

The Winona community is invited to experience drama performed by the Gilmore Creek Summer Theatre program during the summer months.

Gilmore Creek Summer Theatre is a professional theatre company in its second summer of performances at the Page Theatre. The cast consists of actors brought to Winona from all over the United States. This summer’s shows include “Little Shop of Horrors,” a musical directed by Judy Myers, “The Foreigner,” a comedy directed by Steven Snyder ’94, and “Mouse Expedition,” a children’s production directed by senior Sarah St. Laurent.

Senior Kris Perkins, company manager and administrative assistant, says the program will benefit the Winona community. “The program attracts local and regional audiences to our campus and provides an incredible repertoire of theatre to balance the other performing arts in Winona during the summer months,” said Perkins.

Perkins also values the chance to be involved with the Gilmore Creek Summer Theater program. She said, “It is a great opportunity to gain experience in a field that best demonstrates the skills I have developed during the last four years at Saint Mary’s with my arts administration major and theatre arts minor.”

“Little Shop of Horrors” will be performed July 10-13, 25, 27, 31 and August 2; “The Foreigner” will be performed July 17-20, 24, 26, and August 1 and 3. All shows will be at 7:30 p.m., excluding Sunday performances, which will take place at 3 p.m.

“Mouse Expedition” will be performed July 19 (3 p.m.), July 22 (6 p.m.), July 26 (1 p.m.), July 29 (6 p.m.), and August 2 (10 a.m.).

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