Suggestion Box: Catch A Play, Corner A Potato
By N3 Entertainment Cadre
Ever been a part of Community Theater? If you have you will know what we’re talking about immediately, if you haven’t you really must try it if you want a truly unique experience that one rarely regrets.
When considerably younger and less encumbered with other things I ventured onto the stage, beginning with an elementary school play, some middle school stuff and then high school performances (the theater ones not the in-class ones that yielded detention) and eventually roles with community theater groups in GR and Manistee.
One of the best parts of the whole ordeal (because putting together a play is truly a lengthy and laborious process) is the distinctive...
...camaraderie that forms among the folks involved in making it happen. Its being thrust together for extended periods of time to construct an entertainment product and knowing that despite any possible squabbles and disagreements there is a group goal,
When it comes to fruition it is accompanied by a special kind of kinship among those who made it happen.
It’s also what makes Community Theater an amazingly entertaining experience. The folks on stage are real people who don’t do this for a living but for fun and friendship and a little hometown fame perhaps. It’s great to see the people we know or run into from time to time up on the stage telling the story and I like reading the credits to see who it is doing the lights, sound, set design and construction, makeup, props and all the things that go into making it come together.
And from what I have been able to gather from having been a frequent member of the audience at a number of LionHeart shows they capture the essence of Community Theater. Their shows are well done productions that highlight the acting ability we have in our area. An ability that lies in all ages from the very young to the… uh… not so very young would be one way to put those in my age bracket, I guess.
This weekend our primary recommendation is to take in LionHeart’s production of “The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe” at the Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts. It’s being presented Saturday at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday at 2pm.
Go see it.
If you’re familiar with the C.S. Lewis ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ you’ll know it’s the first book of that mystical series and, if you are not, the story will still captivate you and possibly send you scrambling to get your hands on the books .
LionHeart has never failed to leave those of us at N3 World Headquarters and Single Shoe Search Center less than thoroughly entertained and impressed by the talented actors who make the roles they play come alive.
Next week Friday, March 17th so you’re prepared and not caught unawares and all, we're giving you early warning about the annual St Patrick’s Day Potato Lunch at the Commission on Aging building located in our fair county seat of White Cloud.
This is no ordinary potato you’ll be feasting on should you choose to partake in this annual tribute to the tasty tuber. If you’ve ever seen the cover of the book of drawings by B. Kliban entitled “Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head’ you get the picture.
These gargantuan gastronomical delights are a sight to behold and the fixing’s are plentiful because…well…because there’s plenty of room on that tater for as many of the enticing edibles lined up and primed for sprinkling, spooning and spreading as you might want to add.
It’s a great place to do a little socializing, it’s a great cause, and most of all?
It’s a great lunch.
And yes, while the meal deal includes some slaw, a drink, and dessert make no mistake about it.
Folks are there for those taters.
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