Presenting live theater in the Golden Triangle

36_dj-kira_4548A CHRISTMAS CAROL  — The CHS Literary Arts class presented a student-written Christmas play Monday in the CHS Auditorium.  The entitled A Timely Adaptation of A Christmas Carol, is a modern update of the classic Dickens take and was adapted by the Literary Arts Class. Those performing in the play included, DJ Mecham and Kira Mills, shown here, along with Afton Mielke, Ray Hough, Erin Awtry, Diedre Mecham, Cassie Robertson, Jake Bender, Molly Gianarelli, Tia Zimbleman and Rachel Young. Photo Courtesy of Beth Ann Bolmeier




There is murder afoot at Norley Hall. The directors and cast of the Pondera Players are hard at work rehearsing for their upcoming production The Butler Did It by Walter and Peter Marks.

This comedy/thriller is a smart and diabolically clever thriller that mingles laughter and chills as it skillfully unwinds its twisted tale of murder and mayhem in the glittering world of the theatre.

Director Wayne Reynolds states, “It will be an evening full of fun and laughter. We are looking forward to sharing with the community all the laughter we have been having during rehearsals.”

The production is co-directed by Reynolds and Jodi Kassner. The cast includes veteran actors Colin Veitch, Dick Kinyon, Wendy Paulsen and Dave Weis. Making their initial appearance with the Pondera Players are Sarah Kimkowsi and Shane Turner.

The Butler Did It will run for three nights, opening on Jan. 19. That night will be show only. On Jan. 20 and 21 seating will be for dinner theatre. There is limited seating all three nights.

Tickets for Jan. 19 can be purchased at Olson’s Drug or Village Drug.

Tickets for Jan. 20 and 21 can be purchased at the Conrad Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m.

Pondera Players will be presenting these performances as a benefit for the Pondera Medical Center. A portion of the proceeds will go to help with the Bridge Restoration Project.