The Nine Who Dared: Courage at Little Rock


The Nine Who Dared: Courage At Little Rock
by Wendy Lement, Derek Nelson and Cliff Odle
Originally produced by Theatre Espresso

Director: Jeffrey Bleam
Stage Manager: Julie Ripp

Congratulations to our cast and thank you to everyone who auditioned!  

Melba Patillo   -   Yadeira Rivera-Reyes
Ernest Green  -  TBD
Rev. Crenchaw, et al.  -  Ken Ripp
Daisy Bates, et al.  -  Khamara Pettus
School Board Member, Betty, Jane/Susie  -  Tia Arnzen
Blossom, Eisenhower, Mason  -  Chad Holien
Housewife, Newscaster, Nancy  -  Kennedi Long
Huckaby, Guthridge/Bystander, "Newsboy"  -  Tawnya Ostlund
Warren, Gov. Georgia, Davies, Mann  -  Peter Pederson
Fine, Minister, Andy  -  Brandon Weathers
Faubus, Officer, Link  -  Jeremy Wollersheim

The first rehearsal and Cast Meeting is Tuesday, December 5th 6:30pm at GREAT Studios, 919  St. Germain St, downtown St. Cloud on the third Floor. Please fill out your cast registration information by tomorrow Friday Dec. 1st at 5:00pm. Thank you.

Please contact if you have any questions or cannot accept your role. 

Interactive teen drama based on historic events

In this uniquely interactive drama, audiences become citizens of 1957 Little Rock, Arkansas, to participate in a town hall meeting about one of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Movement.  It is three years since the Supreme Court ended segregation, and even though African American students are now legally allowed to enroll in traditionally white schools, they face daily harassment. After months of torment, one student fights back. Minnijean Brown’s act of defiance sets the stage for a thought-provoking theatre experience about the strength of character of the "Little Rock Nine".

Show Dates/Times
Friday, Jan. 12 at 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7:30pm
Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2:00pm
Friday, Jan. 19 at 7:30pm*
Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7:30pm
Sunday, Jan. 21 at 2:00pm

*ASL Interpreted Performance

Theater Address
Helgeson Learning Lab Theater
GREAT World Headquarters
710 Sundial Drive
Waite Park, MN 56387 

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