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Auditions for Flanagan's Wake
Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday April 14-15 at 6 pm at the Little Theatre.  Performances will be June 20-22, 27-29.  If you are interested in auditioning but need to arrange a different audition time, please contact April Kummrow at kummrowa@nls.k12.mn.us or (707) 386-3768.

Join the villagers of the beautiful fictional village of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they gather at the local pub to tell tales, sing songs and mourn the passing of one of their own, Flanagan. You'll be transported to the Emerald Isle to grieve as only the Irish can. You can share tales of your own experiences and misadventures with dear old Flanagan or simply enjoy a pint and the stories, songs, bawdy limericks, and toasts of the locals. Once you have arrived in Grapplin, you'll pay your respects to glowering Mother Flanagan and to poor grieving fiancée, Fiona Finn. Listen to a eulogy written by County Sligo's best-known writer, Mickey Finn, and tip a pint with Brian Ballybunion, himself a weaver of tales. You can cross yourself with the blessings from St. Gregory's parish priest, Father Damon Fitzgerald, or cross your fingers that local pagan Kathleen Mooney doesn't cast a spell on you. Mayor Martin O'Doul will preside over the proceedings with an iron hand (and a parched throat).

Cast of characters:
Mayor Martin O’Doul-  O’Doul is not only the Mayor of Grapplin village, he owns the local pub, the site of poor Flanagan’s wake. Mayor O’Doul tries to keep the ceremony moving and keep the thirsty mourners from pouring themselves a pint behind his back.  

Brian Ballybunion- Brian was Flanagan’s best friend and witnessed Flanagan’s tragically comical death.  Brian tearfully tells the tale, his only solace… a pint of Guinness.

Fiona Finn- Fiona is Flanagan’s distraught, heartbroken, inconsolable fiancée of 30 years.  She’s a champion keener and proves it with her show stopping wailing over Flanagan’s packing crate casket.

Mickey Finn- Mickey is the town writer and the most educated person in the village. He went to college for 2 whole weeks. Mickey is Fiona's brother and has his hands full keeping her off the casket and keeping the wake on schedule.

Father Damon Fitzgerald- Father Fitzgerald is new to the whole “priest” business.  Fresh out of seminary, Father Fitzgerald loves to share from his favorite book of the Bible… the Book of Kevin.

Mother Flanagan- Though she’s confined to a wheel chair, she is by no means a poor little old lady.  Mother Flanagan is a feisty woman who only speaks Gaelic, chugs Guinness, and takes every opportunity to get fresh with the local gents.

Kathleen Mooney- Beware of Kathleen Mooney, the town Pagan and the only witch in Grapplin village.  Kathleen has the ability to foresee the future, but has the unfortunate problem of always getting it just a little wrong.

Tara O’Doul- Married to Mayor O’Doul, Tara is the piano player who accompanies the villagers as they sing songs and make their toasts.  Tara is as quiet as her husband is chatty; she prefers to let the piano do her talking. 





Flanagan’s Wake

Friday - Sunday
June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29th
at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee 2:00

 
Ticket price is $15.00 for adults

  Sold at Mord’s Hardware in New London or Whitney Music in Willmar.

Flanagan’s Wake:  Conceived by Jack Bronis.  Created by: Jimmy Binns, Amy Binns-Calvey, Geoff Binns-Calvey, Jack Bronis, Mark Czoske, Phil Lusardi, Patricia Musker, Bonnie Shadrake.  Originally produced on March 19, 1994, at the Improv Institute in Chicago.  Directed by: April Kummrow. Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois
Join the villagers of the beautiful fictional village of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they gather at the local pub to tell tales, sing songs and mourn the passing of one of their own, Flanagan. You'll be transported to the Emerald Isle to grieve as only the Irish can. You can share tales of your own experiences and misadventures with dear old Flanagan or simply enjoy a pint and the stories, songs, bawdy limericks, and toasts of the locals. Once you have arrived in Grapplin, you'll pay your respects to glowering Mother Flanagan and to poor grieving fiancée, Fiona Finn. Listen to a eulogy written by County Sligo's best-known writer, Mickey Finn, and tip a pint with Brian Ballybunion, himself a weaver of tales. You can cross yourself with the blessings from St. Gregory's parish priest, Father Damon Fitzgerald, or cross your fingers that local pagan Kathleen Mooney doesn't cast a spell on you. Mayor Martin O'Doul will preside over the proceedings with an iron hand (and a parched throat).


 

The Wonderful Toto of Oz

August 22-24, 29-31st
at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee 2:00

 
Ticket price is $15.00 for adults

  Sold at Mord’s Hardware in New London or Whitney Music in Willmar.

Auditions for The Wonderful Toto of Oz
Auditions for adults and students grades 9-12 will be Monday and Tuesday July 7-8 at 6 pm at the Little Theatre. Performances will be August 22-24, 29-31. If you are interested in auditioning but need to arrange a different audition time, April Kummrow at kummrowa@nls.k12.mn.us or (707) 386-3768

It’s bedtime for the puppies but not before Papa Toto tells their favorite bedtime story.  Join Toto and the pups as he tells his version of how things happened in the land of Oz.  This new adaptation of Frank L. Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written specifically for the Little Theatre stage and calls for a cast of all ages.  Students up to grade 8 can take the Summer Theater Workshop offered through Community Ed. and will have the chance to be puppies, munchkins, flying monkeys, flowers and more!  They will learn their roles and then join the rest of the cast for the Little Theater’s full production in August.  Adults and students grades 9-12 will audition for the roles of Toto, his friends, and the other citizens of Oz.  

 

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