Comedy, music meet a church basement

Mouse River Players presents “Church Basement Ladies”

“Church Basement Ladies” focuses on the adventures of the ladies working to cook meals for different church functions and the things they do, talk about and hear, all wrapped up into a musical.

Every church that has a basement, or even just a kitchen, knows the secrets, stories and chattter that can be shared. “Church Basement Ladies” pairs this with the change of the 1960s, throws in a dash of comedy and music, and brings forth a musical for audiences to enjoy.

Hitting the stage today, Mouse River Players will be presenting “Church Basement Ladies” for the public to enjoy. Inspired by “Growing Up Lutheran” by Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, the play shows the adventures of being Lutheran during the 1960s and the many things that went on.

According to Holly Eidsness, who will play Vivian Snustad in the play, tales will include “Memories of the culture of the 1960s, such as ‘change’ being hard for some, Lutherans dating Catholics, ladies of the church being an important part of the fabric of the church, and important foods such as lutefisk and lefse.”

The play will be good for all ages with stuff for everyone to enjoy.

“I think it will be fun for all, as the music is fun,” said Eidsness.

Bringing forth memories of growing up, the musical comedy is expected to be another enjoyable show done by the Mouse River Players.

“Church Basement Ladies” will run today through Sunday, then Oct. 12 through Oct. 14. Friday and Saturday showings will begin at 7 p.m. and Sundays will be at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available both online and at Mouse River Players theater. They can be purchased in advance or the night of the show. Adults tickets cost $15, children $10, and military, senior, and student discounts are available.

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