Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Tickets are $10 each and are available online or at the offices of the Northfield Arts Guild, 304 S. Division St.
Editor's note: Be sure to stick with Patch leading up to and through DJJD, which is Sept. 5-9. We'll have previews and loads of coverage during the big event. Be sure to bookmark our DJJD 2012 page to follow all the action. The Northfield Arts Guild's sixth annual light-hearted, locally written musical about the fictional Jessie Jane's takes to the stage at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday for Defeat of Jesse James Days. Tickets are $10 each and are available online or at the offices of the Northfield Arts Guild, 304 S. Division St. The production will be held at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater. Playwright Brendon Etter shared the following with Patch about this year's "romp through hilarity." "Jessie Jane's Jamboree VI: …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The Northfield Arts Guild fundraiser is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Fourteen local writers will stage their never-before-seen works.
By many peoples’ reckoning, the American attention span is getting shorter. Rather than protest this, the Northfield Arts Guild will embrace the trend during its sixth annual Very Short Play Festival. The event—which is April 29 and 30 at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater—features 14 brand-new, very short plays from local writers. The playwrights have varying levels of experience. Some are still in middle school, while others have been writing since those teens were in diapers. Many live in the Northfield area, but others will drive in from Mankato and the Twin Cities. Thomas Ett, who spends his days working on Wells Fargo’s digital mortgage database, wrote his first play for the upcoming event. Ett hosts an annual murder-mystery party …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Northfield High School students prepare for their March 11 opening of the anticipated show.
Northfield Patch is partnering with the folks at the Northfield High School to bring Patch viewers a weekly look at preparations for the ever popular Rock 'n' Roll Revival. With more than 100 students, 32 songs and hours upon hours of preparation for the show, there's plenty to cover. However, in hopes to keep that carrot dangling to entice people to buy tickets for the show—as if that's going to be a problem, right?—Patch will be selective in what it shows. You'll have to check back every week to find out! We join production in week three and will chronicle preperations through week 10. This year's theme is "Reelin' and Rockin'." Shows are March 11, 12, 13, 17, 18 and 19. Tickets goes on sale in February at the Northfield Community …
Friday, January 14, 2011
They kissed—and it was weird.
Kiss Me Weirdly, a collection of five short plays, opened Friday night at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater. The production, which has additional shows 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 and 22, is a fundraiser for the NAG.
Monday, January 10, 2011
The annual Northfield Arts Guild fundraiser returns this year with Kiss Me Weirdly.
For the past three years, Brendon Etter has delved into the topic of love, pulling back different layers and giving Northfielders a glimpse into what the heavy subject means to different people. There was sex—twice over—and love, or was it danger? This year, it's all about kissing. Whether you grin or grimace at the thought of baudy humor, Etter's take on the topic, written for the Northfield Arts Guild stage, was and continues to be for a good cause. In its fourth year, the NAG holds its annual fundraiser, which opens Friday and runs through Jan. 22. This year's series of short plays is titled Kiss Me Weirdly. Etter, who also acts and directs in the production, recently took time to answer questions for Northfield Patch. Northfield …
Friday, November 19, 2010
St. Olaf College led all greater Minnesota nonprofits with nearly 1,800 donors.
Well done, Northfielders. Once again, Northfield nonprofits made a strong showing in the annual Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour period of online donating that took place Tuesday. Leading the pack—literally—was St. Olaf College. Nearly 1,800 people donated about $196,000 to the private college. St. Olaf led greater Minnesota in the number of unique donors and in doing so is awarded $20,000 from GiveMN.org, which runs the charitable day. But that's not the news folks at St. Olaf went to bed thinking when they laid their heads down early Wednesday morning. They had been in second, trailing the North American Bear Center in Ely. Around lunchtime Wednesday, St. Olaf was notified it had garnered the most unique donors. "It was quite the surprise…
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Writer and director Marc Robinson talks about the Arts Guild's latest offering as it heads into its final weekend of production.
As The Singer Sisters heads into its final weekend of production at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, playwright and director Marc Robinson took time to answer a few questions from Northfield Patch editor Corey Butler Jr. about his creation. Northfield Patch: Tell me about The Singer Sisters. What's it about and what inspired you to write this particular piece? Marc Robinson: I decided to write the play for the Northfield Arts Guild Theater because it seemed there aren't that many plays with good strong roles for mature women. The structure of the piece is also a bit of an homage to my mother and her three sisters. The age ranges are similar for the sisters in the play and my aunts, but that's about it. The characters are completely …