By neighbors, for neighbors!
By neighbors, for neighbors!
Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to bringing classic theater to audiences at a price they can afford. We take our convictions and turn them into entertainment. Think you'd be a good fit? We know you will. Get in touch for more information!
Seeing a need for great theater in the Corcoran neighborhood, Corcoran Park Players was established and did productions frm 1982-2016. After 35 years, we renamed our organization, Classics Lost 'n' Found Theater Company to continue providing great theater to local audiences. We're sensible solutions. We've still producing while other theaters are long gone. Come and see what we're all about!
Our mission has always been on producing great productions, be they popular recent works; plays to be rediscovered by classic playwrights or area/world premieres of new works. We've always been open to diverse casting and inventive staging, being flexible with sets, costumes and lighting while being dedicated to the entertainment aspect of the production!
COMING SOON! 2022 SEASON
Classics Lost ‘n’ Found Theater company is very pleased to announce our 2022 season!! Four shows!! Yes, four!! (Are we ambitious or what?)
This Spring, we’ll present Moliere’s classic comedy, The Miser.
Set in the Paris of the 1920s. Auditions will be held March 7 and 8. Performances are April 29-30 and May 6-7. There are roles for 7 men and 7 women, ages 18-75. The production is being adapted and directed by Steven LaVigne.
Noreen K. Brandt’s script, Miss Robin Hood and Her Merry Band of Thieves will be presented outdoors at Nokomis Park this summer. Auditions are May 2 and 3, with performances June 24-25 and July 1-2. 25 men and women of various ages are needed for the production to be diected by Greg Bastien.
For the Fall, we’re presenting a double bill that will include a new script and a return engagement, both by Noreen K. Brandt. Ghoulies and Ghosties: Tales of Horror and Suspense, to be directed by Daniel L. Dyke, has roles for 10 to 12 men and women. The Cozy Tea Party Murders, to be directed by the author, is a comedy in the style of Agatha Christie. There are roles for 5 men and 3 women. Auditions will be August 29 and 30, with performances October 15-15 and 21-22. Please note: These are two separate casts, so, at this point, we’re not planning on casting anyone in both shows.
For the Winter holidays, we present will present A Christmas Carol Krampus, an original script written and to be directed by Lisa Phelps. Auditions will be October 17-18 and performances are December 9-10 and 16-17. There are 12 to 15 roles for men and women.
Auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held in our home, Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, 1620 E. 46th Street in the South Minneapolis Nokomis neighborhood.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and webpage for more info. We hope you’re as excited about our season as we are!!!
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CAN'T ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. We simply don't have the equipment needed.
We accept cash and checks, but cannot accept credit cards.
Thank you so much for your support, and please remember, if you like our productions, tell everybody you know. Word of mouth is always our best advertising. Thank you!
Our most recent production, an original adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes' classic mystery, "THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES", was truly an audience pleaser!! Kudos to a wonderful ensemble cast and a hardworking crew! Classics Lost N Found Theater is now looking forward to our next great adventure!!
Scenery, costumes, lighting, box office, ushers, volunteers. We'll put you to work, and not only are you welcome, you're also greatly appreciated!
Each week, Noreen will choose someone who had been in a past production and talk about their work with CLFTC.
FEATURED PERFORMER: DON LARSSON. Don's been a great addition to Classics Lost N Found Theater Company - performing in three ZOOM productions for 2020 Virtual FASTFEST (including the Narrator in one of my scripts - "Bad Science Ficiton Theater;
acting as Feste the fool in our 2021 outdoor summer production of Shakespeare's "12th Night", and also appearing as Doctor Mortimer in our 2021 fall production of "Hound of the Baskervilles
". I love working with Don!! I'm quite sure we will see him on our stage in 2022!!!
FEATURED PERFORMER: DEAN HADLAND. In keeping with tradition, I’m continuing to post featured performers of past productions. Dean Hadland portrayed Sir Henry Baskerville in our 2021 fall production of The Hound of the Baskervilles and not only was this Dean's first performance with our theater group, but this was also his theatrical debut! (And yes, he nailed his "Canadian" accent!) We loved working with Dean, and hope that he’ll make many more appearances on our stage!
STEPHEN GREENHALGH. This week's Featured Performer for my theater group (Classics Lost N Found Theater) is none other than Sherlock Holmes himself! We performed "The Hound of the Baskervilles" October 2021, and - as always - Stephen was wonderful to work with! This marked his fifth production with us - other roles were Sir Toby Belch in "Twelfth Night", Pemberton the butler in our 2021 FASTFest Zoom production of "Bad Mystery Suspense Theater", an inept King in "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus", and a (somewhat) terrifying Ghost who tried to intimidate Queen Victoria in "Ghosts of the Emerald Isles". Here's looking forward to working with Stephen (and all his bad puns) again in 2022!
Corey Allerd: I meet Corey last spring when he was cast as Malvolio in Classics Lost N Found Theater's production of "Twelfth Night". Alas! Alack! The plague then struck, and theaters everywhere were shuttered and fell into darkness and despair! Oh, woe is me! But...Hark! Yea, verily, MN FASTFest saved the day when they went "virtual" for the first time in their history!! And Corey, Mister Versatile Actor Extraordinaire, appeared in 3 productions: A short preview scene from "Twelfth Night", opposite Don Larsson as Feste; two different roles in "In a Time of Masks" (produced by Pargeter Players, written and directed by Greg Bastien) and my original production of "Bad Science Fiction Theater" as the Evil Galactic Space Emperor!!! Corey is continuing to work with us on Zoom plays - first as Sherlock Holmes in a short preview scene of "Hound of the Baskervilles,” adapted by Steven LaVigne, directed by Daniel L. Dyke, and as Rodney in "Tobey", another original script by Greg Bastien. Please continue to check our Facebook page and new website - we hope to be posting shows there to view in the future!
Selma Petterson was cast as Olivia, the fickle ingenue in love with love, in Classics Lost N Found Theater's 2020 spring production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" - which of course was cancelled due to Covid. We WILL be performing it in 2021 - dates to be announced. Meanwhile, Selma reprised the role in a short scene (opposite Helen Collins as Viola) for last summer's virtual FASTFest (which will shortly be available to view on both our Facebook page and website). Selma also appeared in THREE roles in two other original scripts for FASTFest - "In a Time of Masks" by Greg Bastien, and one of my own scripts, "Bad Mystery Suspense Theater". I love working with Selma! She also appeared as Mabel, the flighty ingenue in Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband" which I directed. Below she is appearing as Allyson in "Tobey", a show we are currently filming. I am looking forward to working with Selma in "Twelfth Night" when we finally end up performing it!
12/19: NOREEN K. BRANDT (Ooh, I love it when I get to write about myself!) Seriously, I’m very pleased and proud to be involved with such a talented group of community theater actors! As a director, it’s always wonderful to have actors who are creative and responsive, and as a playwright, it’s immensely gratifying to see my words come to life!! Back when we were Corcoran Park Players, I was lucky enough to have my original scripts performed at MACTFests, FASTFests, and Fringe Festivals. CLFTC has staged two of my full-length scripts "Home Not So Sweet Homeless" in 2018, and "Ghosts of the Emerald Isles" in 2019. We are currently filming "Cats: A Non-Musical" (yes, you read that right) as a Zoom production, which hopefully will be available to view in 2021!
12/12: CONNOR BURRELL. Connor is featured as the lead role in "Tobey", a very snarky cat in British society that knows way too many secrets for his own good! "Tobey", an original short script written and directed by Greg Bastien, is currently being filmed, and we hope to have it available for viewing in 2021. Connor first became involved with us when he was cast as Sebastian in our postponed production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Connor also appeared in "In a Time of Masks" (another original script by Greg Bastien) which was shown this summer at Minnesota FASTFest's "virtual" short play festival.
12/5: KATIE HOLMES. Katie first became involved with us when she appeared in "Ghosts of the Emerald Isle", most notably as Thor the Viking, and Molly, a Victorian era prostitute. We’re immensely grateful to Katie for doing our camera work for last summer's FASTFest productions of "Bad Mystery Suspense/Science Fiction Theater" and two short scenes from "Twelfth Night". Katie also appeared as Zena, Evil Galactic Space Princess, in "Bad Science Fiction Theater." ' She’s currently filming and editing three of our short films - "Tobey"(an original script by Greg Bastien), "Cats: A Non-Musical,” and a review scene from "Hound of the Baskervilles." We hope to have ALL of our short films available for viewing in 2021. Stay tuned!
11/28: STEVEN LAVIGNE. Steve has been involved with our theater company way back when we were Corcoran Park Players, and was one of the founders of CLFTC. He’s directed numerous productions over the years, including "Moon for the Misbegotten" and "Anna Christie" for CPP, "Pygmalion" for Powderhorn Arts Theater, and "Romeo and Juliet" for CLFTC. He also directed our second show, Blithe Spirit, in 1982 and has the distinction of directing our very LAST show for CPP, "The Rivals", and the very FIRST show for CLFTC, "Miss Lulu Bett". But Steve is first and foremost a writer! He’s a regular contributor to articles for Minnesota Playlist, as well as adapting such scripts as "Dick Whittington and His Cat", "Snow White", and "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus." Steve's latest work is a new adaption of the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery, "The Hound of the Baskervilles". Adapted from the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle, we’re very pleased to be able to perform this piece as our 2021 fall season! "The game's afoot!"
11/22: STEPHEN GREENHALGH. "It's elementary, my dear Watson".
We are pleased to have Stephen as part of our theater family! He has performed on CLFTC stage as the befuddled Dublin Castle Ghost in "Ghosts of the Emerald Isle", and as the not-so-evil King of the Awgwas in "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus", as well as portraying Pemberton the butler in last summer's FastFest production of "Bad Mystery Suspense Theater". We look forward to working with Stephen again next spring when he appears as Fabian, one of the comic relief characters in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"!
11/14: OLLIE BASTIEN. Ollie Bastien (or "Sir Oliver" to everyone beneath him , which is - well, everyone) poses quite reluctantly with Coral, one of his (Oh,dear! The word is SO plebian!) "owners". As if! This is the only way we could get Ollie to pose, although he generally despises sharing the stage, screen, or his catnip toys with anyone. It should be noted that he’s STILL miffed that his quite shy and demure roommate, Izzie, managed to stroll into a filming shoot for a scene in "Twelfth Night" last summer, while His Lordship (you may refer to him as that also) was upstairs napping. Ollie started his career as a stand-in (or more aptly, a stroll-in) at numerous rehearsals before he made the leap to the Director's chair (or really, ANY chair that looked comfy). He is now starring in "Tobey", a short original script written and directed by Greg Bastien, one of his designated lap pillows. Ollie's adoring public should be able to view this in 2021. Please - NO autographs! (Cat treats and fan letters still accepted)
11/8: DANIEL L. DYKE. Although we acknowledge that there were many newsworthy events this week, we also want to take the time to feature Dan as one of our featured directors. Dan just finished directing a short "preview" scene of the Sherlock Holmes mystery, which will shortly be able to be viewed on our Facebook page. Dan has been involved with Classics Lost N Found since its inception, and for many years prior to that when we were Corcoran Park Players. Dan directed "Picnic", "God’s Favorite" and "Done to Death" for CPP., He’s appeared on stage as Lord Capulet in "Romeo and Juliet", Sir Robert Chiltern in "An Ideal Husband", and most recently as the bumbling Inspector Gidget in this summer's FASTfest entry, "Bad Mystery Suspense Theater".
10/31: Helen Collins. It seems fitting that our featured actress on Halloween should be a black cat! Helen appeared this summer in a short scene from "Twelfth Night" (opposite Selma Petterson as Olivia) for Minnesota FASTFest. Helen also performed in this virtual festival as the intrepid Space Inspector Terry in "Bad Science Fiction Theater", battling space monsters and the Evil Galatic Space Emperor (Corey Allred)! Helen will portray Viola in our 2021 spring production of "Twelfth Night"!
10/24: DON LARSSON. We are very pleased to have Don as our Featured Actor. Don appeared in all three of our FASTfest shows this summer - as the Narrator for both "Bad Science Fiction Theater" and "In the Time of Masks.” He appeared as Feste in our scene from "Twelfth Night", a role he will repeat in 2021. After portraying an "English Professor" at Minnesota State University for 34 years, Don returned to his love of acting outside a classroom in 2016. Past productions include "12 Angry Men", "Black Comedy", and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ".
10/18: CANDY DYKE. Candy recently played Hastings, Percival, AND Mrs. Oodlesbottom in "Bad Mystery Suspense Theater", one of our 2020 Fastfest entries. Favorite past roles include: Flo in "Picnic", Doris in “Same Time Next Year", Soot in “The Marriage of Bette and Boo", and Mrs. Swettingham in "A Murder is Announced." Please watch for Candy in our 2021 spring production of "Twelfth Night" as both Valentine and the Priest!
10/11: TONY GILLEN. Tony has been a mainstay of our theater group, and we always look forward to working with him! Among other roles, he has portrayed Tybalt in "Romeo and Juliet", Benny the cop in "Home-Not So Sweet- Homeless", and the Technician in "Ghosts of the Emerald Isle". Tony will also be seen spring 2021 as Andrew Aguecheek in our upcoming production of "Twelfth Night".
10/3: CORAL BASTIEN. Coral has been involved with CLFTC since its inception, and with Corcoran Park Players prior to that. Coral appeared in all three of our 2019 productions - "A Woman of No Importance", "Ghosts of the Emerald Isles", and "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus", as well as "In the Time of Masks", a 2020 Fastfest entry. Other previous productions for Coral were: "The Rivals", "Snow White", "Romeo and Juliet", and "An Ideal Husband".
2022 has been quite productive thus far. I reached an impasse with my script for Sweeney Todd, which I'm writing for Kayte's Powderhorn Theater Arts program. She's looking at it now, and will give me suggestions. I should have a script ready soon, and I plan on it being ready for Play Reading Group after we read Lisa's holiday show.
I've also finished a draft of the acting text for The Miser. It's shaping up nicely and will be a lot of fun. We'll be able to improv as we rehearse and see what we can do to work out business, even if we stray from the script occasionally.
By the way, regarding the Sweeney Todd script, It's part of a planned trilogy of movies for the stage. The first one, produced in 2005 was an adaptation of the Shirley Temple film, The Little Princess. Sweeney Todd is the middle piece and both of those can be performed as kids shows. (I know, but there's no cannibalism in my script). The final piece will be based on the 1928 silent French film, The Passion of Joan of Arc. After that I'm going to spend a lot of time revising script and trying to get them produced again!
Most produced Playwrights
Many of you may know I’m an historian and at one time was able to tell you who won the Oscar from 1927 on. I can’t do it anymore. However, I’ve been with CPP/CLFTC off and on since 1982, and am very proud of the work we’ve done. I think the way we’ve come together and produced so many different types of plays over the years, from musicals to original works, has created an astounding repertory.. While revising the groups’ production history, I was curious who the most produced playwrights are. After compiling the list here it is.
The most produced playwright in our history is Noreen K. Brandt. We’ve presented sixteen plays by NKB!. Many of them are short works, but several are full-length plays and we’ve even produced her Winn-Dixie trilogy. I must admit that my favorite of her works will always be The Comedy Murder Mystery Spoof Radio Show. I was at the first read through, and remember laughing from the first stage direction. I’ve seen several productions of this play and I think it's genuinely funny!
Alphabetically, here is the list of plays we’ve done that are written by Noreen: Alien Potluck, Altered Egos, Bad Mystery Suspense/Science Fiction Theater; Cats: A Non-Musical; Ghosts of the Emerald Isle; Home-Not So Sweet-Homeless; Auditions 101; The Belles of Win-Dixie; The Comedy Murder Mystery Spoof Radio Show; Death by Anchovy; Ghoulies and Ghosties: Tales of Horror and Suspense; Meet the Taylors; Ole Olson: Norwegian Boy Wonder; The Presbyterian Blues; Send my Regrets to Winn-Dixie; Tour Bus From Hell. Preparing this list, I realized that I directed the original productions of Altered Egos, Auditions 101, Death by Anchovy and Meet the Taylors. That’s quite an accomplishment, Noreen!
The second most produced playwright, with six titles to her credit, is Agatha Christie. The work of the world’s most successful mystery writer of all time has graced our stage with productions of A Murder is Announced; And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians); Appointment with Death; The Hollow; The Mousetrap and Witness for the Prosecution.
With five titles produced on our stage, George S. Kaufman is the next most produced writer. His play are all collaborations. Edna Ferber, Marc Connolly, Howard Teichmann and Moss Hart are those who share credit with Kaufman. Merton of the Movies (Connolly), The Man Who Came to Dinner and You Can’t Take it With You (Hart) ;The Royal Family (with Edna Ferber) and The Solid Gold Cadillac (Teichmann) are works by Kaufman.
Two playwrights share the next spots. The most commercially successful playwright of the 20th Century was Neil Simon, and we presented Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Good Doctor, God’s Favorite and the female version of The Odd Couple. The other playwright is yours truly. We’ve staged my scripts for two pantos: Dick Whittington and His Cat and Snow White, my adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles and my adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s unknown, but delightful novel, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.
Two of Britain’s most renowned playwrights round out this list with three plays each. Our second production was Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. It was popular and enticed us to present Hay Fever and for MACT, Still Life, the beautiful play that became famous for its classic film, Brief Encounter. One of the greatest playwrights in the modern theater, Oscar Wilde wrote three scripts we’ve staged: The Importance of Being Earnest was first, staged at Corcoran Park, and CLFTC has presented An Ideal Husband and A Woman of No Importance.
We add two new playwrights to our growing list in 2022: Moliere, whose slapstick comedy, The Miser will be presented in a new setting and Lisa Woodruff Phelps’ new holiday play, A Christmas Carol Krampus or It’s a Pretty Good Life. We look forward to adding this to our repertory!
CORCORAN PARK PLAYERS TIMELINE
Our previous theater company, Corcoran Park Players, was in existence from 1982 to 2016. Here is a listing of CPP shows: (*denotes premiere)
1982 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis; Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
1983 - The Miracle Worker by William Gibson; Cold Storage by Ronald Ribman; Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin; Grumblemuch, an original children’s show; All My Sons by Arthur Miller; Tap Dancing Across the Universe *
1984 - A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner; You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner; The Bad Children/The Patchwork Quilt; The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash; A Thurber Carnival by James Thurber.
1985 - A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neill (Full production and as an excerpt for the MACT Festival); Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; Winterthing by Joan Aiken; On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson; Working, a musical.
1986 - The Dresser by Ronald Harwood; Merton of the Movies by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly; The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie; A Cocktail at Porter’s.
1987 - The Good Doctor by Neil Simon; Laundry and Bourbon by James McLure (MACT Festival entry); Play It Again, Sam by Woody Allen; Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams; Hay Fever by Noel Coward
1988 – Anna Christie by Eugene O’Neill; Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon; Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie; The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.
1989 - Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams and Joe Sears (Full production and excerpt for the MACT Festival); Macbeth (The Scots Tragedy) by William Shakespeare; You Can’t Take it With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
1990 – The Hot l Baltimore by Lanford Wilson, Vanities by Jack Heifner; Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
1992 - Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee; Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson
1993 - The Hollow by Agatha Christie; And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little by Paul Zindel
1994 – The Odd Couple by Neil Simon (female version); The Solid Gold Cadillac by George S. Kaufman and Howard Tiechmann
1995 - Dear Ruth by Norman Krasna; And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians) by Agatha Christie
1996 - The Autumn Garden by Lillian Hellman; Out of Sight Out of Murder by Fred Carmichael
1997 - The Whole Shebang by Richard Orloff (MACT Festival entry - Winner: Third place; Winner: Pam Kaufman, Outstanding Achievement in Acting), The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote; The Man Who Came to Dinner by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
1998 - The Women by Clare Boothe Luce; Picnic by William Inge
1999 - The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco (MACT Festival entry - Winner: Greg Toltzman, Outstanding Achievement in Directing), Don’t Drink the Water by Woody Allen; Done to Death by Fred Carmichael
2000: Nuts by Tom Toper; A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
2001 - Chamber Music by Arthur Kopit (MACT Festival entry - Winner: Joanne Voves, Outstanding Achievement in Acting); God’s Favorite by Neil Simon
2002 - The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux; Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
2003 - The American Dream by Edward Albee (MACT Festival entry - Winner: Joanne Voves, Outstanding Achievement in Acting), Tour Bus From Hell * by Noreen K. Brandt (MN Fringe Festival production); The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang (co-produced as a fundraiser with Sweet Charities Theatre Company)
2004 – Alien Potluck * by Noreen K. Brandt (MN Fringe Festival)
2005 – The Comedy Murder Mystery Spoof Radio Show (MACT Festival entry); Morning’s at Seven by Paul Osborn
2006 - Death by Anchovy * by Noreen K. Brandt; The Presbyterian Blues * by Noreen K. Brandt (FASTFest entries)
2007 – Send My Regrets to Winn-Dixie * by Noreen K. Brandt (MACT Festival entry)
2008 – Meet the Taylors * by Noreen K. Brandt (FASTFest entry, also performed at a Fundraiser for Heritage Community Theater)
2009 – Still Life (MACTFest entry)
2010 - No show
2011 – The Belles of Winn-Dixie * by Noreen K. Brandt (MACTFest entry)
2012 - No show
2013 – Ole Olson: Norwegian Boy Wonder * by Noreen K. Brandt (MN Fringe Festival)
2014 – Audition 101 * by Noreen K. Brandt (FASTFest entry)
2015 – Ghoulies and Ghosties: Tales of Horror and Suspense * by Noreen K Brandt (MACTFest entry)
2016 - The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Please note: Those of you with a discerning eye will say "Oh, no!vYou missed a show!" However, we did not list shows that were produced solely by other theater companies, even if they involved
our actors. For example, we had six actors perform in three scripts for the 2014 FASTfest - but two of the scripts were produced by other theaters. We’d like to thank our fellow theater companies - NKBProductions, Sweet Charities Theater Company, Pargeter Players and Powderhorn Arts Theater - for supporting us.
Classics Lost 'n' Found Theater Company
About our Theater: Corcoran Park Players was established in 1982 in the Neighborhood Community Center at Corcoran Park in South Minneapolis. We continued to perform there and eventually moved on to such venues as The People’s Center, The Lowry Lab and Dreamland Arts. We performed at various Minnesota Fringe Festivals, MACTFests and FASTFests throughout Minnesota. In 2016, we staged our final production, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s Restoration comedy, The Rivals, at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church. We then became Classics Lost N Found Theater, dedicating ourselves to performing lesser seen "classic" plays and original scripts by local playwrights. (*Denotes area premiere)
2017 May: Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale, directed by Steven LaVigne. The first play written by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church.
October: An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde, directed by Noreen K. Brandt. Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church.
December: Dick Whittington and His Cat,* a Holiday panto, written and directed by Steven LaVigne. Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
Fundraiser for Minnehaha food Shelf.
2018 May: Home-Not So Sweet-Homeless * by Noreen K. Brandt, directed by Frank Blomgren
.Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church. Fundraiser, over $1500 for a local organization helping the homeless.
October: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, directed by Steven LaVigne. Walker Church.
December: Snow White,* a Holiday panto by Steven LaVigne; directed by Dawn Linnell and Steven LaVigne.
2019 May: A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde, directed by Greg Bastien. Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, our new home in South Minneapolis.
October: Ghosts of the Emerald Isle * by Noreen K. Brandt
December: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, adapted and directed by Steven LaVigne.
2020: The Covid-19 season. No “live” theater, but Zoom to the rescue! MN FASTFest went virtual for the first time. In August the cast members for Twelfth Night (postponed in the Spring) performed the following:
In a Time of Masks, presented in cooperation with Pargeter Players. Written and directed by Greg Bastien, the script focuses on what happens when people wearing masks communicate badly. This play is available on our website and on our Facebook page.
Bad Mystery Suspense/Science Fiction Theater, presented on cooperation with NKB Productions. Written and directed by Noreen K. Brandt the script is about what happens when a bad mystery and bad science fiction serial come to life.
Two scenes from Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Greg Bastien. In this video Feste (Don Larsson) torments Malvolio (Corey Allred), and the haughty Olivia (Selma Pettersen) falls for Viola (Helen Collins) who’s in disguise as her twin brother.
In 2020, we filmed three scenes to be shown as YouTube productions. In the Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle, adapted by Steven LaVigne and directed by Daniel L. Dyke, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson hear for the first time about the infamous Baskerville curse.
Tobey, written and directed by Greg Bastien. In this scene, Tobey, a rather snarky cat in British society knows way too many secrets for his own good.
Cats: A non-musical, written and directed by Noreen K. Brandt is about three aloof and preening female cats who take delight in tormenting Bob, the dog.
These videos should be available for viewing in 2022.
2021 Summer: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Greg Bastien, Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church and Lake Nokomis Community Center (outside)
October: The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle, adapted by Steven LaVigne, directed by Greg Bastien. Lake Nokomis Community Center.
Coming in 2021, CLFTC is pleased to present Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Greg Bastien - Director
Helen Collins - Viola (in disguise as her twin brother)
Selma Petterson - Olivia
Izzie Bastien - cameo appearance
Don Larsson - Feste, the fool
Corey Allred - Malvolio