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Da Lutherlic Ladies bring unique comedy routine to Stanley

Comedy duo, Da Lutherlic Ladies are set to perform at the annual women’s event Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Sibyl Center in Stanley, according to a press release. In addition to the entertainment, a portion of the afternoon is a scheduled coffee party featuring a bone china cup and saucer collection donated in memory of many local women. Mini sandwiches and delectable desserts will be served and a quilt designed, made and donated by Vicki Evans will be raffled as well as two themed gift baskets.

Da Lutherlic Ladies, Cora, alias Deb Paintner and Emma, alias Shelly Zimprich, started performing on a whim to entertain family and friends. They are two good Lutheran girls who married two “bad” Catholic boys. Since these weren’t rich Catholic men they married, they’ve had to come up with a way to supplement the family income since they don’t have the “cream check” to dip into. They don’t mean to spread gossip, but as Cora says, “What else you gonna do with it?” They spoof Catholics, Lutherans, men, women, marriage, children, Germans, Norwegians and aging not so gracefully. They are always up for bingo and free lunches.

When they married and converted (or in some circles, “turned”), they weren’t Lutheran anymore, but not fully Catholic so hence, “Lutherlic.” Their names come from their dear, departed grandmothers as do many of their actions and stories.

When they aren’t moonlighting as “Da Lutherlic Ladies,” Deb Paintner is a dental hygienist in Mayville and married to a good Catholic boy, Jerome, who was a farmer and finally got smart and now works at the lumber yard in their town. They have two grown daughters, Ashley and Caren.

Shelly Zimprich is a licensed massage therapist in Cooperstown. She too, is married to a good Catholic boy, Jim, a rancher and rural mail carrier. They have a grown daughter, Taylor.

Come join them as they sit down to play BINGO and do what they do best – visit.

Reservations are suggested for the 3 p.m. performance and reservations are required for the coffee party following, as seating is limited. Tickets are $15 for the performance only, and $25 for the performance and coffee party. Tables of eight may be reserved.

Call 629-1721 or 628-2670 for tickets. The Sibyl Center is located at 301 1st Street SW in Stanley.

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