Two theatre dates in three days—what a great way to spend the weekend.

Two theatre dates in three days—what a great way to spend the weekend.

When summer rolls around, three friends and I spend our Friday nights at the Okoboji Summer Theatre taking in a new play each week.

I love theatre and participating in the production of plays. From little on, being a Munchkin in the Wizard of Oz to an adult playing Sister Hubert in Nunsense, I just cannot pass up the opportunity to visit the theater.

One of the best things about being in a play is that you can use your imagination. The theater characters allow you to be something or someone you might never be in your day-to-day life.

Friday night we will see Angel Street and the brief about it says, “The Victorian thriller is the basis for the classic film Gaslight and one of the all-time great theatrical masterpieces of suspense. Angel Street is an enormously entertaining mystery that keeps audiences guessing from the opening chimes of “Big Ben” right through to the shocking ending.”

On Sunday, the murder mystery Eclipse will be staged by the Sleepy Eye Community Theater, an audience participation dinner show. Just think, Chanhassen brought to you right in Sleepy Eye. You don’t have to drive two hours when you can walk out your back door to see good theatre brought to you by people you know!

Sunday and Monday are the evenings Eclipse will be taking place at the Eagles Orchid Inn. Don’t miss it... you could be the one to discover the “who dunnit!”

There is a lot taking place over the next few days right here at home.

With the July 4th holiday, you can take in a dance on the street at the Railway on Wednesday evening, eat burgers and dance at Allison Park, compliments of the Sportsman’s Club and watch the fireworks over Sleepy Eye Lake Thursday night brought to you by the Eagles Club.

As you can see, there is much to do right here at home and it looks like the next few days are going to be spectacular on the weather front.

Thought for the week: Outlook

A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them. – Leonard Levenson.