Union Street Players kicks of the 2010 season with "KOLD Radio, Whitefish Bay." This is a hilarious romantic comedy set in the fictional town of Whitefish Bay, Minnesota all da way up nort by da Canadian border, eh? In Whitefish Bay you'll find Ole's Bait Mart, Ole's Deere Petting Farm, Ole's Lutheran Hall of Fame, Johnson's Piggly Wiggly, Bob's Garden Supply, and Carl & Lena's Place for Beer ("where people come from far and near!"). In the corner of Carl & Lena's Place for Beer you'll find the studio of K.O.L.D. Radio.
Lars Knudsen, local fishing guide, is the host of a radio show called, "Crappie Talk," devoted entirely to ice fishing for Crappies. Lars has no listeners, so he loses his only advertiser, Ole’s Bait Mart and Deer Petting Farm. Martha Bjorklund, Lars’ love interest, has returned to Whitefish Bay after living in Duluth (a.k.a. the Devil's playground, where the men are real hosebags, dontcha know.) and is the host of "Book Beat." Martha has all the listeners and all the advertisers. Lars has issues with this. The issues multiply when Sal Carducci, a Brooklyn Italian, comes to Whitefish Bay, buys the radio station, promotes Martha and fires Lars. Lars has his work cut out for himself. He needs his job, he needs his dignity, but most important, he needs Martha.
The play will be performed April 15-17 at 7:00 p.m. and April 18 at 2:00 p.m. on the stage of the Joan Kuyper Farver Auditorium in the Pella Community Center. Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting the Pella Community Services office in the Pella Community Center (712 Union Street) Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone using a credit card by calling Tom or Wendy Vander Well at 641-620-9107.
Pictured Above: The cast of Union Street player’s production “KOLD Radio, Whitefish Bay.” Back row: Lisa Witzenburg, Larry Daft, Susan Eggert, Marty Feeney, Paul Scott, Jana DeZwarte, Arvin Van Zante, Pat Moriarity. Front row: Megan Atkins, Wendy Vander Well, Tom Vander Well
Photo by Anne McCullough Kelly