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USP Spotlights: Rachel Wiese

We’re excited to have Rachel Wiese make her USP debut in the Tulip Time production, Tulip House. Rachel is from Kansas City, Missouri and is finishing her first year at Central College where she majors in Theatre and Political Science.

Rachel’s first year at Central has been a busy one. She’s been in three main-stage shows: Wrestling Season, Don Juan and Kinderstransport. Her role in Kinderstransport earned her a nomination for the American College Theatre Festival’s Irene Ryan Scholarship. Prior to coming to Central, Rachel was active in high school theatre at both the local and state level.

In Tulip House, Rachel plays the role of Jennifer Hughes, an up-and-coming television producer trying to make her first major project a big success. In this case, she’s taking a modern California family and placing them in depression-era Pella for a nine-week reality television series. Jennifer is an assertive, driven young lady – intent on making Tulip House a hit television show. What she doesn’t know is that the family she’s chosen has a secret – one that may very well doom her production.

"Tulip House is a great combination of history and entertainment," Rachel says, "and the best part is that it’s all about Pella. The community of Pella is really amazing, and the people I’ve met through USP are just wonderful and so talented. Working with them has been a privilege."

Tickets for Tulip House are selling fast, as many seats are being bought up by tour groups coming to Tulip House. We encourage you to get your tickets today! The show will be performed on the stage of the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center (712 Union St):

May 2 @ 7:00 p.m.
May 3 @ 4:30 p.m. During Tulip Time!
May 4 @ 4:30 p.m. During Tulip Time!
May 5 @ 4:30 p.m. During Tulip Time

Tickets are $7.00 and may be purchased in advance at the Pella
Historical Society office, located in the Wyatt Earp Home in the Pella
Historical Village on Franklin St. Any remaining tickets will be
available at the door of each performance.

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