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Last weekend catch "Do Not Go Gentle" art show and play


February 19, 2021

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Kim Buskala is the featured artist at the Encore Performing Arts Center, where they have 49 works of art on display from 15 local artists. The art show is running in conjunction with the play "'Do Not Go Gentle" at the Encore Performing Arts Center and Gallery. The art show runs Feb. 12-21 and will also be available online. Call 878-0071 for more information.

The County Seat Theater's production of "Do Not Go Gentle" continues this weekend in person as well as virtually. You can also check out the theater's most recent art show in person and online -- featuring paintings by area artists inspired by the theme of the current play. The artwork is for sale.

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"Do Not Go Gentle" is a one-act play described as both a drama and a comedy. Inspired by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' poem of the same name and written by Suzan Zeder, the play centers around Lillian Boedecker Barron, who is 84 years old, vibrant, funny, wise ... and recently deceased. During her lifetime, Lillian shared a special, long-distance bond with her granddaughter, Kelly, and suffered an estrangement from her son Windsor, a colonel in the Air Force. After her death, Lillian discovers that she cannot "move on" until the rifts are somehow mended. When the two come to set Lillian's affairs in order, they make "astonishing discoveries" about Lillian and themselves.

General manager Joel Soukkala said the community theater is excited once again to have an in-person audience. "Even though we can only seat about 40 people per night, having our patrons back makes each performance that much more special," he said, adding that social distancing and masks are required.

Tickets are available for performances Feb. 12-14 and Feb. 18-21 by calling the box office at 218-878-0071 or ordering online at Live performance tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students. On demand tickets are $9.99 for a single view and $14.99 for a household view and are offered for only Feb. 18-21, with flexible viewing times.


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