left to right – Laura Fank, Elyse Parisee, Tammy Bainbridge, Camille Henry, Jim Palmer, Beverly Graves, Frances DeArmond, Mark Moreland, and Tom Palmer
Come see the memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder brought to life on stage by the Union Street Players! In the play, the Ingalls family is preparing for Christmas in the harsh Minnesota prairie. It is cold and lonely with few people around except for the Norwegian family living nearby. When Pa leaves for town and a blizzard bears down, the women must wait and pray that he is safe and will return in time for Christmas. Based on LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE by Laura Ingalls Wilder and adapted for the stage by Lisa Cordes, the play will delight audiences of all ages. .
Performances are scheduled for December 3, 4, and 5 at 7 PM with a matinee on Sunday, December 6 at 2 PM at the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium at the Pella Community Center. Tickets are now available at the Pella Community Center Community Services office, 712 Union during regular business hours – 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. All main floor seats are reserved. Tickets are only $5! Tickets may also be purchased by credit card by calling 641-620-9107 (Tom and Wendy Vander Well) to order over the phone.
Cast Members include many USP veterans and newcomers such as: Laura Fank (Laura Ingalls Wilder – narrator). Elyse Parisee (Laura Ingalls), Camille Henry (Mary Ingalls), Tammy Bainbridge (Ma Ingalls) , Jim Palmer (Pa Ingalls), Mark Moreland (Mr. Nelson), Beverly Graves (Mrs. Nelson), Frances DeArmond (Anna Nelson), and Tom Palmer (Johnny Johnson).
Directing the show is Arvin Van Zante. Assisting on the production so far is Cyndi Atkins, Sara Peterson, Deb Linn, Pat Van Zante, Peggy Moriarity, Mat Kelly, Nick Fank, and Pat Moriarity.
The Union Street Players are sponsored by the Pella Community Center. Produced by special arrangement with the Little House Heritage Trust. Additional information can be found on unionstreetplayers.com or by calling Pat Moriarity 641-628-1549.