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Join Lakes Area Radio Theatre and witness living history! Before television, radio variety shows were the primary source of entertainment. Lakes Area Radio Theatre keeps this tradition alive! Come see the live studio recording!

February 23 and 24th at 7:30 pm

Fire Pit productions takes over the stage for a stage production of ‘night, Mother. ‘night, Mother is a play by American playwright Marsha Norman. The play won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.

The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie’s father is dead; she is epileptic and unemployable, her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne’er-do-well; her last two jobs failed and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins Jessie asks for her father’s service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning and deeply disturbing moment—a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed, and come to understand, her plight.

‘night, Mother is directed by Quincy Roers with Kristen Roers and Kristi Greathouse on stage.

Friday March 9th Lakes Area Radio Theatre is all laughs. March comes in like a lion, and you won’t want to miss the roaring good time you will have at the Lakes Area Radio Theatre this month with two stupendous shows. First, stop by the Kolaser household where Dave and Mary hash it out over the noise in the car, the upcoming dinner party, and who had the worst day. But, really, what is making that horrible noise in the car? Find out in “Wedded Bliss”. Next; Community Ed classes are a great way for people to gain exposure to many worldly forms of expressing their ideas in art. At least that’s what Millie VanderrSkoggen thought when she volunteered to teach a class, “The Wonderful World of Art”. However she soon learns that things don’t always go as planned. Her students are eager to learn, but have many ideas of their own. It’s a hilarious journey as you follow the antics of all involved … ART 101. Both radio plays by Alexandria playwright, Bob Sievers. No need to look any further for the perfect date than an evening at the Lakes Area Radio Theatre. Lakes Area Radio Theatre presents these two stories on stage on Friday March 9th at 7 pm. 2214 Geneva Road, Alexandria. On the frozen shores of Lake Geneva.
Tickets available at Lakes Area Theatre – 2214 Geneva Road NE, Alexandria – 320-815-7664. $8 admission.

Friday March 23rd Lakes Area Radio Theatre returns with two amazing productions. In the first, “Silo to Sorghum”, we discover the secrets of a normal local guy. To his neighbors, Mike Whimpers is just another ordinary farmer. To the citizens of Durum County, Utah, Mike Whimpers is just another ordinary farmer. Come to think of it, everyone who has ever met or come in contact with him, thinks Mike Whimpers is just another farmer. The fact of the matter is, however, Mike Whimpers is NOT just another ordinary farmer. He is a farmer with a secret … a big secret. Discover his secret at the Lakes Area Radio Theater.

Sam Spade’s latest case is a bit out of the ordinary. He’s hired to attend a rich socialite’s engagement party to blend in as a detective since it’s a costume party. Nothing too out of the ordinary except for the witch hired to raise the demons of hell and a fiance who spends the party sleeping. Nothing out of the ordinary, that is, until shots are fired, and the guest of honor ends up dead.

No need to look any further for the perfect date than an evening at the Lakes Area Radio Theatre. Lakes Area Radio Theatre presents these two stories on stage on Friday March 23th at 7 pm. 2214 Geneva Road, Alexandria. On the frozen shores of Lake Geneva.