Actors seek insight and advice from a variety of sources in preparing for their roles. They do research. They give a lot of thought to the role.
Doris Lueth Stengel next presenter in Speaking of Books BAXTER - Heartland Poet Doris Lueth Stengel of Brainerd will be the Aug.
The writings of a young girl - musing about life's mysteries, about arguments with her mother, about ordinary daily events - hardly seem the stuff of great drama.
Just make your mark? For years there have been rumors as to the elimination of teaching cursive writing in public schools.
Jacki and Jenna Lemieux to perform in bandstand Jacki and Jenna Lemieux will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 in the bandstand at Gregory Park in Brainerd. The mother/daughter duo from Brainerd, sing a blend of music consisting of country and jazz.
I've seen "The Diary of Anne Frank" performed several times, and this production at the local college/Brainerd community theatre was different. It is a newer adaptation of Anne's diary. I had a stronger sense of their religion and customs in this version. Anne speaks more openly about her body and sexuality, though not overtly, rather as most girls do as they're growing up and curious about their bodies and who they will fall in love with. I felt more of a tenderness between Anne and her mom towards the end of this production than I've ever felt.
"Grown-ups have lived their lives and made their wars. We kids didn't start these wars or make these messes. We deserve a chance to live our lives." This is a paraphrase from Anne's line in "The Diary of Anne Frank" at the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. I attended this performance as a chaperone with about 200 eighth graders from Forestview Middle School. It was stunning. The cast of characters were exactly how I have pictured them through my readings, imagings, and visit to the Annex in Amsterdam.
For week of March 21-27; bands perform from 9 p.m. to close with no cover unless otherwise noted.
An enthusiastic group of nine Central Lakes College students and two from area high schools will stage eight performances of "The Dairy of Anne Frank" today-May 12 in the John Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus.
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