The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Theater Department’s production of Las Hermanas Padilla appears onstage at the Coon Rapids Campus Performing Arts Center, Jan 16 and 17 at 7: 30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.
Tickets are $8 in advance at the college bookstore, online at webs.AnokaRamsey.edu/theatre, or at the door an hour prior to the performance.
After these two performances, the Anoka-Ramsey’s production of Las Hermanas Padilla will be presented at the Region 5 Kennedy Center festival in Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 19 to Jan. 25.
More than 1,500 students and faculty from 84 two- and four-year college programs in seven states are expected to attend.
All ticket proceeds from the Jan. 17 performance at the Coon Rapids Campus will be used to help defer transportation costs to the festival.
Las Hermanas Padilla follows the story of ten sisters-in-law living near each other in a remote area. Each sister has a husband fighting in one of the nameless wars currently raging around the world and daily must strive to embrace the family left to face war’s consequences. Music, magic and comedy are included to make this play an inspirational story of hope.
In addition to the productions at the Coon Rapids Campus and at the festival in Nebraska, the production will tour in the Twin Cities:
- Jan. 29: Capri Theater in North Minneapolis as part of a collaboration with the Children’s Theater Company and the Plymouth Christian Youth Center Arts and Technical High School.
- Jan. 31: St. Francis High School. Students from St. Francis will shadow Anoka-Ramsey students to learn what is involved in setting up a touring production.
For more information about the Theatre program at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit AnokaRamsey.edu. Tickets are available here: www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=99da98f0bdc36e2f04c0639845eaeea9
Cast in rehearsal for Anoka-Ramsey Community College's award winning production of Las Hermanas Padilla onstage at the Coon Rapids Campus Performing Arts Center, Jan. 16 and 17