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(PAINESVILLE, OHIO) – Lake Erie College announces the spring 2006 production of the musical, Quilters by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek. Performances are scheduled for April 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m. in the C.K. Rickel Theatre in the Lake Erie College Fine Arts Building. The production is under the direction of John Huston, Director of Theatre.
Quilters by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashekblends a series of interrelated scenes into a rich mosaic that captures the sweep, beauty, terror and harsh challenges of frontier life. Illuminating stories contained in various patches or blocks with music, dance and drama depicts the women on the frontier during girlhood, marriage, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death. But, with this, there is also love, warmth, rich and lively humor and moving spectacle of simple human dignity and steadfastness in the face of adversity. Originally developed and produced at the Denver Center Theatre company, this joyous and moving celebration of American Womanhood became a record setting regional theatre success before its presentations on Broadway and at the Edinburgh Festival. Combining music, dance movement and scenes of vivid dramatic intensity, the play pays eloquent tribute to the courage and spirit of our nation’s pioneer woman. The original Broadway production earned six Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.
Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 440/375-7450 and are also available at the door. The Lake Erie College Fine Arts Building is located on the eastern side of the Lake Erie College campus. Free parking is located off Gillett Street near Philips Osborne School.
For more information about Quilters or other fine arts programs at Lake Erie College, contact John Huston, Fine Arts Chair, at 440/375-7451.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education offering 22 undergraduate majors and master’s degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies programs, international internships and study trips abroad. Additional information is available at
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