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Successful ‘Tulip House’ Closes

Union Street Players closed the successful production of Tulip House this past Saturday. The world premiere of Stephanie Alexander’s original script was a hit with our Tulip Time audience. Audience members were struck by the informative and emotional story of the fictional Sutton family and their Pella experience. The cast and crew reported many a teary-eyed "thank you" after each show.

Producer Pat Moriarity reports the unofficial attendance count:

Wednesday – 240
Thursday – 115
Friday – 270
Saturday – 141

Total: approximately 750

Union Street Players is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to break even on each show while producing quality theatre for our community. The Tulip Time show is generally a money-maker for our group. Utilizing and adapting much of the set of Morning’s at Seven kept production costs low, while the larger-than-average Tulip Time crowds help raise revenues.

USP extends our thanks to Pat and director, Ann Wilkinson – along with the talented cast and crew. We especially want to extend our gratitude to Theatre Central students Shawn Jensen, Jason Chohon, Kris Harthoorn and Rachel Wiese for bringing their talents to the USP stage – along with others who helped with set construction.

Next up: USP celebrates 10 years of main stage musicals by reprising Music Man, the very first musical USP staged. Stay tuned for more information regarding auditions and opportunities to get involved!

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