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Director of Acacia Theatre’s Musical “Quilters” at Home in Hales Corners

June 30, 2013

Janet Bouman Peterson, a Hales Corners resident, is the director of “Quilters.” A tender, moving musical, “Quilters” celebrates with unassuming honesty the courage and character of our nation’s pioneer women making their homes in a rough land full of fears, challenges, gratitude, joy and love. The book by Molly Newman & Barbara Damashek, enriched with music & lyrics by Barbara Damashek, comes to life in this story.

“Quilters” is an uplifting play filled with humor, beautiful music and ultimately fabulous triumph, pieced together to create a loving quilt of a show.

Director Janet Bouman Peterson said, “I think I love the music most, and the actors who are in the show. The music varies in arrangement and complexity, ranging from solos and duets to songs interweaving seven harmonic parts. Sometimes it absolutely transcends where words alone cannot.”

The play highlights community. “There is a community in quilting - especially in the ‘bee’ where women gathered together to create a practical piece of art, but also to laugh, sew, gossip, and cry together. Interestingly, while members of the cast work together on the ‘pieces’ of this quilt of a play, I believe they are creating their own community in the working on the show, just as our ancestors created community working on a quilt," said Bouman Peterson.

Bouman Peterson’s grandmother, who grew up on the South Dakota prairie in the late 1800’s, knew hardship, but also joy - and was an avid quilter. She passed this legacy along to her daughters, and a similar legacy is an important theme of this show.

All performances will be given in Concordia University Wisconsin’s Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive in Mequon, Wis.

Performances: Friday, July 12, 2013 at 8pm; Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 8pm; Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 3pm; Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 8pm; Friday, July 19, 2013 at 8pm; Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 4pm and 8pm; Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3pm.

Single Ticket Information
Single tickets will cost $16 or $13 for senior citizens (65+), full-time students and full-time clergy. Group rates are available in advance for groups of 10 or more. More information is available by calling (414) 744-5995 or visiting www.acaciatheatre.com

About Acacia Theatre Company
Founded in 1980, Acacia Theatre Company is an independent, non-profit, interdenominational group of dramatic artists who share a common desire to integrate art and faith by presenting theatre from a Judeo-Christian worldview. Through uplifting, quality entertainment, Acacia provides occasion for thanksgiving, growth and enjoyment, and the opportunity for Christians and non-Christians to consider their lives in relation to God. More information is available at www.acaciatheatre.com.

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