In the summer of 1992 our first presentation, The Hobbit, was performed in our old nest. Volunteers had worked for months finding a space, cleaning the building, building a stage, auditioning and rehearsing. Rave reviews encouraged the local thespians, and the Little Red Hen Theatre continued!
Casts have been large and small; musicals and adult dramas have been presented. Audiences have enjoyed old favorites and new styles of presentations. Sets have been simple; sets have revolved. Through the years, though, one aspect of LRHT has remained constant — the volunteers!
Volunteers helped build our sets and props, ran lights and sound, directed shows, acted and sang, seated our guests, and spiffed up our nest for company. Volunteers worked with makeup and hair. They sewed costumes and props; they organized shoes. Volunteers sold tickets and folded programs. They found just the perfect props for the plays.
Then, when the coop began to droop, volunteers emptied our old nest and stored things while the new theatre was being constructed. Without all the volunteers, we could not have moved everything back into our new nest in the spring of 2005 and presented such a wonderful opening show that summer.
Because of the gifts of time from volunteers and gifts of money from generous supporters, the Little Red Hen Theatre is alive and eager to showcase the awesome talent that exists in this corner of the world.
Join us as a volunteer, as a supporter, as a patron; be a part of the future of fine arts in Northeast Nebraska.
You'll be glad you did!