Opening Friday for a 3-weekend run
Opening Friday for a 3-weekend run
Cottage Theatre News
August 13, 2015
Quilters opens tomorrow!
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The cast of Quilters: Front row, from L to R: Stefhani Anderson, Madeleine Sisson, Donia Hovet, Siv Serene Barnum. Back row, from L to R: Nancy Anderson, Annie Read Pusey, Eliza Roaring Springs, Amber Brower, Rosalia D'Amato
What our director has to say about this play:
"In Quilters, Sarah, a 75-year-old grandmother, is nearing the end of her life, and her eight daughters gather together to hear her last words. Those words are expressed through her final quilt: sixteen blocks brought to life in sixteen scenes, more than 100 characters enacted by the nine actresses – sharing the joys and struggles of women on the prairie. Those women faced unfathomable challenges, nearly unbearable losses, rough living conditions and lonesomeness, and the quilts served them as nothing else did. The quilts were their history, their survival, their creative expression, and their means of connection with one another." — Eliza Roaring Springs
Quilters opens tomorrow!
We're very excited to welcome our first audience to Quilters starting tomorrow! We hope you'll join us to see American history come alive on our stage, as we present Quilters, a musical patchwork of pioneer life. Our fourth production this season is written by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek and is based on The Quilters: Women and Domestic Art by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley Allen.
About Quilters: Based on true narratives of pioneer women, Quilters dramatizes the strenuous realities of 1800s frontier life. Prairie fires, twisters, starvation, and death are interspersed with lively, and often humorous, accounts of cabin construction, courtship, and childhood pranks. The patterns of life ─ the dark times contrasted with the light ─ are reflected in the women’s quilts, as are the connection, strength, and creativity they shared. Just as singing and dancing have helped folks survive and celebrate their lives, so too music and dance enliven this show. The message is universal and timeless: human survival depends upon our ability to embrace both laughter and tears. This uplifting and moving saga promises to warm your heart and stir your soul.
August 14, 15, 16*, 
20, 21, 22, 23*, 
27, 28, 29, 30*
(*2:30 matinee performances, all other shows at 8:00 pm)

$24 Adult / $20 Youth (age 6-18)

OPENING WEEKEND TICKET AVAILABILITY: Best availability is for the Saturday 8/15 performance, though we still have seats available for opening night 8/14. The Sunday 8/16 matinee is currently SOLD OUT. 
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Special display of historic quilts now open
Add to your Quilters pleasure!  

The Cottage Grove Museum invites you to round out your Quilters experience by attending Cottage Quilts: Piecing Together Our Past, an exhibit of historic quilts at the Cottage Grove Museum. The exhibit features 130 years of quilts from the museum collection dating from 1840 through 1976.

Special museum hours during the run of Quilters: Thursday, 4-6 pm; Friday & Saturday, 1-6 pm and Sunday, 1-4 pm. Admission is Free.  

Show your Quilters ticket to enter a drawing for a bundle of 16 pre-cut hand-painted Batik fabric quarters and 10 pre-cut strips. 

The Cottage Grove Museum is located less than 2 miles from Cottage Theatre and just blocks from Historic Downtown Cottage Grove at 147 N. H St. in Cottage Grove’s Historic Northwest Neighborhood.  
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