The Pine City Heritage Players have been doing community theater in Pine City for almost 30 years now. The group was active for a number of years with shows like "Once Upon a Mattress", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Annie" and many other classic shows. About 11 years ago the interest in community theater had dropped and willing volunteers were hard to come by, so the group took a break from producing shows.
In 2005 an excitable group of well-known "nuns" wanted to get back on stage and helped to get a new board of directors formed. In doing so, the Heritage Players were revived! The board of directors is comprised of anywhere from 9 - 11 members at any given time, all with one goal in mind: keeping the excitement for community theater in Pine City alive! The current board of directors consists of: Mary Ellen Sauser, Harvey Lindstrom, Dennis Howard, Sandi Frerich, Cyndi Hedtke, Dawn Barstad-Carpenter, Jodi Hodgson, Dave Mettler, and Becky Schueller.
In recent years the group has performed a number of full length productions including: "Nuncrackers", "Lend Me a Tenor", "Quilters", "State Fair", "All Because of Agatha", "She Loves Me" and is currently preparing for the opening of "Faith County". The group has also been involved in the last few years with the annual Freedom Fest weekend where a short one-act or collection of short plays have been performed as well.
Pine City Heritage Players believes that there is a place for everyone during a production. There are people who like to direct, manage and organize - they can fill the role of Production Manager, Stage Manager or Props Master. There are people who like to sing, dance, act and share their talents - they can audition to be a part of the cast. There are people who have skills in building, painting or sewing - they can volunteer to help build or paint a set or help with costumes. There are still others that just enjoy volunteering and being a part of their community...we've got a place for you!
The Heritage Players have a facebook page where you can find the latest updates of their upcoming productions, auditions and opportunities to volunteer. Become a fan at www.facebook.com/pcheritageplayers or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org