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The Untold Story of Two Days in St. Cloud, an Original Play by Anthony Schrock

The Untold Story of Two Days in St. Cloud, an Original Play by Anthony Schrock













Have you ever felt like just quitting everything to pursue a dream? Maybe it was a dream of being a musician or being a dancer or maybe even being a playwright. Well, in today’s Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with three folks involved with the following of dreams and the zigzag path those dreams have taken them down. Lucille Guinta-Bates and Scarlette Revolver are local dance artists in their own rights, yet both are recovering from injuries that have sidelined their professional careers at the moment. Part of their recovery process, however, is to partner up with Anthony Schrock, a first-time playwright and director. Schrock’s play is “Two Days in St. Cloud” and is a result of his decision to move back to town from the west coast to pursue his dream. Written in the depths of last winter, this original comedic drama has attracted actors and partner organizations willing to give Schrock’s vision a chance. Here is that story! Two Days in St. Cloud will have a “table-read” in September at Jules’ Bistro and then again as a full staged performance in November at GREAT Theater’s Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre. This program is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Grant

Sara Renner: Gospel Singer with a Broad Mission

Sara Renner: Gospel Singer with a Broad Mission

Sara Renner is a Twin Cities gospel singer with a big mission. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Sara first addressed how she got started singing.


Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo: Thanksgiving Day

Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo: Thanksgiving Day

This week on Boozhoo Nana Boozhoo we learn the Ojibwe words for Thanksgiving Day, “Miigwechiwi-Gizhigad”. Nana Boozhoo tells us the story of the first Thanksgiving Day


From a St. Olaf Ole to the Internet in Music!

From a St. Olaf Ole to the Internet in Music!

Adam Reinwald is a Eugene, Oregon native – now “native” Minnesotan who loves music. His passion led him to St. Olaf College in Northfield, and he now has his own business supporting the fine arts across the state; through regional arts councils.


2020 Thanksgiving

2020 Thanksgiving

This week on Stay Human, our Professor of Pop Culture recommends streaming Turkey-day movies on this very, very 2020 Thanksgiving. We’ll have some non-traditional feasting, with poems and stories by Marcie Rendon, Robert Jevne and Scott Stowell, and practice gratitude with Charlie Parson. Long-distance audio, that’s the way to get together with friends for the holiday. Tune in and pull up a chair at the table, Stay Human.


MN90: Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25 Bombers and the Tokyo Raid

MN90: Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25 Bombers and the Tokyo Raid

Early 1942, mechanics at Mid-Continent Airlines in the Twin Cities were asked to retrofit twenty-four B-25 bombers. They only found out what the planes were used for when their mission hit the headlines: The Doolittle Raid over Tokyo. Here’s Britt Aamodt.


MN90: Lin-Manuel Miranda: Gone to Seed

MN90: Lin-Manuel Miranda: Gone to Seed

Mother and daughter were both award-winning crop artists. Lillian Colton’s creations earned her the nickname the Seed Queen. But daughter Linda Peterson’s art got Retweeted by Hamilton. Here’s Britt Aamodt.


MN90: The Good Earth

MN90: The Good Earth

Pearl S. Buck was devastated. The Mayo Clinic doctor said she should put her daughter, who had severe cognitive disabilities caused by a then unknown condition (phenylketonuria/PKU), in long-term care. In order to pay for it, Buck pinned her hopes on novel writing. Here’s Britt Aamodt.


MN90: Tippi and the Birds

MN90: Tippi and the Birds

It didn’t get any bigger than this. Tippi Hedren, Minnesotan, model, single mother, had been cast in Alfred Hitchcock’s new film. But she soon discovered working with the Master of Suspense was for the birds. Here’s Britt Aamodt.


MN90: Little House on the Stage

MN90: Little House on the Stage

People remembered Melissa Gilbert as the freckle-faced Laura Ingalls on TV’s Little House on the Prairie. But in 2008, the Guthrie Theater announced the grown-up Gilbert would be in their Little House too, as Ma Ingalls. Yet was anyone still interested in this tale of a 19th-century farm family struggling on the land? Here’s Britt Aamodt.


November is slipping by as quiet as the Gunflint forest

November is slipping by as quiet as the Gunflint forest

Fred Smith is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, he shares his perspectives through Wildersmith on the Gunflint.


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