News Release


Menno High School to Perform Drama at Mount Marty College

Published Date2\28\2013
The Mount Marty College theatre department has invited the cast and crew of Menno High School to Marian Auditorium for a special performance of their one-act play, NORA'S LOST, on Tuesday, March 5, beginning at 7 p.m.

Associate Professor and Director of Theatre Andy Henrickson judged the play at the recent South Dakota High School Activities Association One-Act Play Festival held in Brandon January 31-February 2. NORA’S LOST, directed by Betsy Knodel and Kay Schmidt, received a superior rating at the festival. In addition, the play received six individual acting awards. Henrickson was so impressed and moved by the performance he began laying the groundwork for the high school troupe from Menno to bring NORA'S LOST to Yankton.

"The cast of 31 students and 8 crew members represent a majority at Menno High School," said Henrickson, "a school with a total of 66 students. This speaks so strongly of the support of the arts activities at Menno High School. In fact, the critique in Brandon was standing room only - the town must have closed everything down for the morning. What a talented group of young actors. I encourage everyone to come up to the 45-minute performance to see what a great job they do with a very challenging topic."

The play, written by Alan Haehnel, celebrates the life of Nora and her battle with Alzheimer's. The performance of NORA'S LOST is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken, with all proceeds going to the Avera Sister James Care Center's Eden Fund.

For more information on the production, please contact Andy Henrickson at 605-668-1533.