2008 Pirates of Penzance

USP Spotlights Annie Wignall

Annie_wignall_in_usps_pirates_of_peAnnie Wignall is our first Actor Spotlight from the summer production, Pirates of Penzance. Annie plays Mabel, the ingénue daughter of the Major General. Annie is not a familiar face with USP, but is no stranger to the stage.

Annie is a resident of Newton, IA, so her home theater troupe is Newton Community Theatre. Most recently she has been involved in Bye Bye Birdie (Kim) and Wizard of Oz (Dorothy). She is now entering her junior year at Central College, majoring in Elementary Education. In her Spare time she loves to sing, be with friends and family, and volunteer.

When Annie was 11, she came up with the idea to help foster care and crisis care children who often leave their homes with nothing. She provides bags full of essential, safe, and appropriate items for children, ages ranging from birth to 18 years. She started small, filling 20 bags a month in her living room. Now, eight years later, Care Bags is an award winning non-profit organization complete with its own Care Bags for Kids headquarters. Here donations are stored, and over 100 bags are created each month. To date, Care Bags have raised the spirits of over 13,000 displaced, abused, and disadvantaged kids worldwide. For more information, go to www.carebags4kids.org.

Annie appeared in USP’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever in 2000. Annie is thrilled to be back on stage with USP, and USP is thrilled to have her back to play the role of Mabel.

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