On stage August 14 - 30 at CT
On stage August 14 - 30 at CT
Cottage Theatre News
August 6, 2015
Quilters opens next weekend!
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The cast of Cottage Theatre's Quilters
Quilters opens August 14
A chapter of American history comes alive on stage starting next weekend, 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. Quilters opens August 14 for a three-weekend run — and you won't want to miss it.
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)

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Our Quilters cast features Brenda Sawyer as the mother, and Nancy Anderson, Stefhani Anderson, Siv Serene Barnum, Amber Brower, Rosalia D'Amato, Donia Hovet, Annie Read Pusey, and Madeleine Sisson as her daughters. Quilters is directed by Eliza Roaring Springs with musical direction by Catricia Mayhue and choreography by Nancy Anderson.
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Special display of historic quilts in August
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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Announcing our next auditions
If you've always had a secret yearning to wield a sword, have we got the show for you! The first few weeks of rehearsal for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will include "weapons camp" led by director Kory Weimer. By the time opening night rolls around in December, we expect to have quite the swashbuckling cast!
Auditions will be held on October 4 and 5, and audition details are posted on our website. Please note that all but two of the roles are for persons age 14 and older. (Lucy and the Dwarf will be 9-12 years old.) We need a large cast to recreate all the fantastical creatures of Narnia, so do consider joining us at auditions in October!
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