SMSU Theatre to present 'An American House' play

Southwest Minnesota State University Theatre’s 53rd season closes with "An American House" by Lisa Nanni-Messegee and Todd Messegee.
Performances are April 8-10 and 16-17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. and April 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. All performances are in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre, with free parking available in lot B-1. Tickets are $10 and are available at and at the door.
In keeping with current public health guidelines, physically distanced seating is limited to approximately 75 per performance. All performances are free to SMSU students with a valid student ID.
Throughout 10 scenes, "An American House" spans 150 years of familial bonds, innovation, and patriotism inside the walls of a single American home. Over time, families move in and out, but the house remains a symbol of perseverance as the country and its people change and evolve through tragedies and triumphs.
The play’s authors, Lisa Nanni-Messegee and Todd Messegee, wrote the scripts for the Hallmark TV movies “Holiday for Heroes,” “Christmas Homecoming,” and “Romantically Speaking.”
An American House is directed by Professor Sheila Tabaka of Marshall, Minn., who is also the costume designer.
Each actor in the ensemble cast plays multiple roles. The cast and production team includes: Ale Emmanuel of Marshall, Tailer Benson of Elk River, Brady Berg of Wells, Alex Duus of Tyler, Molly Green of Silver Lake, Matthew Hartley of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; Sara Heiderscheidt of Redwood Falls, Colton Jensen of Sanborn, Joy Krosschell of Wells, Avianna McFarquhar of Marshall, Domonique McPhail of Murdock, Mary Jean Porter of Marshall, Leah Schmid of Worthington, Mary (TJ) Tjeerdsma of Cherokee, Iowa; Dimitri Warwas of Marshall, Elizabeth Zoya of Maplewood, Kyle Goblirsch of New Ulm, and Sara Karpen of Tea, S.D.

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