9/2/2013 3:49:00 PM Theatre Company invites more heroes to get into the act "We're not done yet!" Mantorville Theatre Company, grateful for successful food drive and seeing the ongoing need, continues discount promotion to the end of melodrama season.
The cast of “Willy Picadilly’s Woes” or “Is This How the West Was Really Won?” display a portion of the generous food shelf donations received. Due the great need to keep the Dodge County food shelf stocked and to offer the opportunity for more to become heroes and heroines, the MTC promotion will continue until Sept. 13. On Friday nights bring a non perishable food item and receive one dollar off admission. Now showing is “One Bad Apple” or “Rotten to the Core,” by Sandra Hennings Miller. There will be no Sunday performance Marigold Days weekend. Photo submitted
The Mantorville Theatre Company (MTC) decided to try something new in the second half of its 41st Summer Melodrama Season, and do a good deed for our community. Patrons were invited to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Dodge County SEMCAC Food Shelf before any Friday night Melodrama performance, and in return for doing a good deed, save a buck off the regular admission price. "We knew our patrons were a generous bunch," Theatre board member Melisa Ferris said. "But we never realized just how generous!"
"In the first three weeks of this promotion, the heroes and heroines in our audience donated over 52 pounds of food which the Mantorville Theatre took to Dodge County SEMCAC," she said. That is a lot, but unfortunately the troupe learned it is not nearly enough. According to director Audrey Erwin, the Dodge County food shelf distributed over 10,000 pounds of food this past June alone.
To help fill this need, MTC will continue the discount admission through the end of the melodrama season. Any Friday night until September 13, you can "be a hero." Bring a non-perishable food item and receive one dollar off admission.
Now showing is Sandra Hennings Miller's "One Bad Apple" or "Rotten to the Core!" The story opens in the parlor of the Blossom Apple Farm, close to harvest time. Cherry Blossom is busily getting ready for visiting royalty. A certain Baron Von Fritter, from Germany, is coming to inspect her apples to see if they are good enough for his famous strudel. The baron arrives with his personal secretary, Herr Schnitzel, but John (Cherry's boyfriend) mistrusts the baron's motives. And, since he is enrolled at "The Sherlock Holmes Detective School," John starts an investigation. It appears that the Baron is a phony - but what happens when real royalty arrives? In the meantime, love blossoms between Herr Schnitzel and the farm's old maid neighbor, Prudence Newit... thus, giving this play a double love story and double the fun!
Please note: there will be NO SUNDAY SHOW on Sunday, September 8, during Marigold Days. To reserve tickets call (507) 635-5420 or online at www.mantorvillain.com.