Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Calumet Theatre to present "Red Jacket 1913 -- One Family's Story" Aug. 14, 15

CALUMET -- Red Jacket 1913 -- One Family's Story, directed by Patricia Helsel, Michigan Tech associate professor in Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14 and 15, at the Calumet Theatre.

This play tells the story of the problems and challenges faced by one Slovenian family during the miners' strike of 1913. While fictional, Red Jacket 1913 is based entirely on historic events.

Dennis Kerwin, former VPA faculty, heads the cast, comprised mostly of community members, while Jonah Mueller, a Michigan Tech sound design major, and Dollcie Webb, Michigan Tech student majoring in theatre and electronic media performance, are both involved in the play's production.

The play is adapted by James B. Harris from No More Games, a play by Charles Solomon.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $11 for children and students (ages 3-18). Contact the Calumet Theatre box office for tickets at 337-2610.

The play is part of this week's 2014 Calumet Heritage Celebration. Click here for information about other events.

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