directed by Ellen Fenster

by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek

April 3-25, 2009

A rich mosaic of music and drama that capture the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenges and abiding reward of frontier life and the creative power of the women who lived it.

This activity is made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Women of Influence Giving Circle, and by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature.

Special thanks to Gingerbread Shows.


Ensemble: Dana Clausen
Ensemble: Rebecca Gebhart
Ensemble: Sara Kessler
Ensemble: Amy Lithander
Ensemble: Angela Marsh
Ensemble: Tamara Philbrick Ripley
Ensemble: Kecia Rehkamp
Piano: Stephen Houtz
Violin: Aja Majkrzak

Creative Team

Producer: Stacey Poirier
Director: Ellen Fenster
Music Director: Kristin Kenning
Stage Manager: Natalie Wilson
Choreography: Heather C. Brady, Ellen Fenster
Lighting Design: Julia Carlis
Costume Design: Jenny Hatch
Set/Prop Construction: Jenna Lory, Tyler D. Martin
Assistant Director: Dionne Laviolette
Assistant Stage Manager: Jennifer Long
Quilting Coordinators: Jenny Hatch, Orit Ackerman
Graphic Design: Edward Linder
Program Design: Shannon Buchda