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Whirlwind of activity at AC4TA [UPDATED]

Published 10:08am Thursday, March 28, 2013 Updated 12:11pm Thursday, March 28, 2013

Whew. The past two weeks have been a whirlwind for me, but I think my duties at A Center for the Arts will allow me to take a deep breath and get ready for the next batch of promotions; at least for today (which is actually Tuesday, March 26).

On Saturday, March 16, I went to Connie Payson’s artist reception (and bought one of her really cool train paintings). Her reception was just prior to Pavlo’s show, and I had a front and center seat thanks to my friends Tim, Lisa and Caden Litt.

Then I hit the ground running with “Money To Burn,” a comedy written by Laura Johnson, presented on March 22, 23 and 24. This play was co-presented by A Center for the Arts and the newly-formed group, the Theater Geeks. Laura Johnson is the “unofficial” leader of the Theater Geeks, who are really just a bunch of friends who love performing in theater; especially comedies. You can also usually find this group at Mable Murphy’s on Thursday nights playing trivia.

A Center for the Arts originally presented “Money to Burn” in 1999.

It’s a comedy about a the eccentric, recently deceased, Uncle Dudley and the ghostly tricks he plays on his relatives and ex-wife when they gather at his mansion trying to find the fortune they know he hidden somewhere.

I again played Madam Sasha, the psychic who leads the séance in the second act.

Since I’d played the part before, I thought the lines would come right back to me, kind of like riding a bicycle. I was wrong; but then, I can’t ride a bicycle either.

In the end, it all worked out, and the three performances were well received.

A Center for the Arts has some great shows coming up in April. The Illusion Theater’s touring performance of “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” is at 7:30 p.m. on April 6.

It is the story of the two men who founded Alcoholics Anonymous and how they became friends and supported each other in their efforts to quit drinking.

There are several other shows in April. AC4TA’s Spring Children’s Choir Concert is at 5:45 p.m. on April 9, and is free and open to the public. On April 19, the Orange Mighty Trio will be performing. Free “Alice in Wonderland” movies are being shown at the Fergus Theatre on April 20 as part of Fergus Falls Reads.

And finally, rounding out the month on Saturday April 27, the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be giving two performances, one at 2 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. The evening show also wraps up the 2012-13 Center Series.

If you are interested in getting reserved seating for the new 2013-14 Center Series, contact us. Tickets are selling quickly.

For information and tickets on all our upcoming events, visit our Web site at or stop by the Fergus Theatre box office downtown Fergus Falls at 124 W. Lincoln Ave, Tuesdays through Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. You can also call us at 218-998-ARTS (2787).


Jane Geisinger is the marketing and promotions coordinator at A Center for the Arts in downtown Fergus Falls

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