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Bunnell House Performances – Summer 2016

Theatre du Mississippi in partnership with the Winona County Historical Society is excited to announce the return of performances at the historic Bunnell House this upcoming summer!

June 18 – July 24 The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell, written by Lynn Nankivil and directed by Judy Myers. Audiences will take a trip down memory lane with Willard’s famous brother, Lafayette. Just before the end of his life in 1903, Lafayette will not be kept from his evening lecture, even by the hospital. Join him on his journey through his adventurous life in the wild frontier of the west….and his mind.

July 30 – August 14 The Hired Girl Gets Married, written by Lynn Nankivil and directed by Paul Sannerud, will take visitors back to 1856 as Willard and Matilda Bunnell ready the house, and the Bride, for the celebration. It is a time for new beginnings, not only for a young bride, but all, as pioneers in a new land, forging a new life and a new identity.

Hours: 2016 Summer Performances will be held Weekends at Noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. + July 4!

Admission: Tickets are $12 for WCHS members and $15 for the public and will be available starting May 20 at the History Center (160 Johnson St, Winona, MN).  Advanced tickets are encouraged to guarantee a spot. Audience size is very limited. Yes, you can do Will Call, call the History Center at 507.454.2723 to charge by phone.

Location: The Bunnell House is located three miles down river from Winona, just off Highway 61, at Homer, Minnesota. Watch for the brown signs! Parking in lot and on street.

Bunnell House Excursions
Tickets $70 members/$75 public (per excursion)
Arrive at the Bunnell House the way visitors would have in the early pioneer days of Winona County, via the river! We will board the Cal Fremling at 3 p.m. for a ride to Homer Landing to be picked up by the Trester Trolley to the Bunnell House to see a performance and then back to the landing for a cruise back to the levee by 6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres served along with a visit with Playwright, Lynn Nankivil and Director of the play you’ll see, Judy Myers, The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell or Paul Sannrud, The Hired Girl Gets Married! (Regular tickets will not be sold for these performances.)
Saturday, July 9, to see “The Adventures of Lafayette Bunnell” 
Saturday, August 6, to see “The Hired Girl Gets Married”

 

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2016-2017
Production Season

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by Michael G. Flanagan & directed by Judy Myers
Oct. 13 & 14, 2016 | 7:30pm
Oct. 15, 2016 | 2pm & 7:30pm
First Congregational Church, UCC of Winona
(161 W. Broadway St.)

5th Annual Christmas Radio Show
Written & directed by Kara Eggers
Dec. 8 & 9 at 6:30pm
Dec. 10 at 2pm & 6:30pm
Winona Arts Center
(228 E 5th St)

Original Shorts
One Act Play Contest Winners
April 21–23, 2017
Location TBA

Historic Masonic Theatre Winona MN

Founded in 1997, Theatre du Mississippi is committed to the development and production of high-quality programs in the performing arts, particularly those that address important contemporary or historical issues. Our aim is to integrate artistic excellence and originality with a sense of community in the Winona area and beyond.

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As a non-profit organization, we are grateful to the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers for helping us provide community outreach, education, entertainment and, in particular, dedication to original works. We are located in the Historic Masonic Theatre in the heart of Winona, Minnesota, in the bluff country of the upper Mississippi River Valley. We appreciate the following foundations and institutions for supporting our organization through their generous grants:
  • The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation
  • SEMAC - McKnight Emerging Artist Grant, in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature
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