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Theater at Latitude 58 presents three plays

Posted: May 7, 2014 - 11:06pm

Theater at Latitude 58 will showcase three plays this week as part of their Spring Repertory Theater event: “Danger the Dog Yard Cat,” directed by Janice Hurley; “A Thousand Cranes,” directed by Cinnamon Simpson; and “The Miracle Worker,” directed by Karen Allen.

Performances of “Danger The Dog Yard Cat” and “A Thousand Cranes” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at McPhetres Hall, in Holy Trinity Church.

Performances of “The Miracle Worker” will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, also at McPhetres.

“Danger the Dog Yard Cat” is a story-ballet about a cat who fantasizes about being the real hero of Libby Riddles’ race on Iditarod. It was written by Riddles, Shelley Gill and Shannon Cartwright.

“A Thousand Cranes” tells the story of Sadako, who sets to work folding paper cranes in the hope of fulfilling the promise of a legend: if a sick person folds one thousand cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again. Based on a true story, “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” celebrates the courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan. This play was written by Kathryn Schultz Miller.

“The Miracle Worker” is based on the true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. This adaptation was written by William Gibson, and is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

Tickets for all three productions are available at Hearthside Books, from cast members, and at the door. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for kids.

Theater at Latitude 58 is a youth- and family-centered theatrical company run by volunteers. For more information, visit

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