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And Then They Came for Me

And Then They Came for Me show program

LA CROSSE COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS

SEPT. 17, 19 & 20, 2017

Drama—Theatre PG-13

Photo by Theresa Smerud.

Witness the chilling stories of two Holocaust survivors.


La Crosse Community Theatre presents

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME:

REMEMBERING THE WORLD OF ANNE FRANK

By

JAMES STILL

Director

SARA L. ADAMS

Costume Designer Stage Manager Assistant Director

THERESA KATYA GRACE V.
SMERUD CARTER RINESS

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME:

REMEMBERING THE WORLD OF ANNE FRANK

is produced by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY

of Woodstock, Illinois.

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this
production is strictly prohibited.

Please join us immediately following the show for a talk back with Eva Schloss.

Special Acknowledgments

Thank you to all who made this production possible, including Theresa Smerud for photography, Darryle Clott,
Kohl’s, and Eva Schloss.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER!

Visit us online for more information.
www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/volunteer

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Director’s Note

LCT’s 54th Season the opportunity to witness first-person accounts of
375th Production the Holocaust. We will be left with video, memoirs,
and maybe a few paragraphs in textbooks, but also,
When I was asked to direct And Then They Came we will be left with theater. Through live theater
for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank we can connect these important stories with an
for LCT, I felt honored and also a great sense of audience in a way that watching something on
responsibility. Within my lifetime we will likely lose screen will just never do.
I am proud of my actors and the way they are able
to make meaningful connections on stage and
with our audiences. I hope when you witness Eva
Schloss share her story you are inspired to stand up
in the face of injustice. We can never again stand by
and allow these kinds of atrocities. Never again.
Sara L. Adams
Director

Cast

Young Eva......................Madelyn Mikshowsky Ed’s Mother............................ Stacy Bruemmer
Mutti......................................Jennifer Burchell Ed’s Father...................................Jared E. Wiese
Pappy................................................ Rhys Wolff Anne............................................... Katie Sauer
Heinz....................................... Spencer Solberg Hitler Youth..................................Joshua Kaiser
Young Ed.....................................Reilly Sullivan

Production and Design Staff

Director........................................Sara L. Adams Stage Manager...............................Katya Carter
Costume Designer................... Theresa Smerud Assistant Director.......................Grace V. Riness
Technical Director....................... Dillon McArdle Assistant Technical Director................Tim Harris

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Cast Biographies

STACY BRUEMMER (Ed’s Mother) (Ensemble), Mary Poppins (Michael Banks), and Tales of
began her theatre journey at the age a Fourth Grade Nothing (Peter Hatcher). He loves EVERY-
of 12 when she played Charlotte, the THING about theatre but especially enjoys the people.
undertaker’s daughter, in a production Josh would like to thank Mom, Dad, and Greg!
of Oliver! She has not been far from a
stage since. Her membership with The Commonweal MADELYN MIKSHOWSKY (Young
Theatre Company for its first five years solidified her Eva) is so excited to be part of this
decision to“trod the boards forever”! Playing at LCT is production. This is her third show at
one of her very favorite things! She will make her direc- LCT, her first being Sideways Stories
torial debut with Miss Electricity, this season’s Theatre from Wayside School. Her favorite
for Youth Audiences production. Stacy teaches youth roles were in Little Women (Marmee) and Bye Bye Birdie
classes at LCT on Saturday mornings and is a preschool (Mama Mae Peterson), both done at Aquinas High
aid with the La Crosse School District. She has found School, and in Titanic (Caroline Neville) done at LCT. She
this experience a true challenge and so very rewarding! would like to thank her family and friends for the non-
Wishing you all peace, love, and light! stop support. She would like to specifically thank Peter
JENNIFER BURCHELL (Mutti) is a Bosgraaf, Alex Attardo, and her mom, Karen, for making
veteran of the stage and was most re- her the person she is today. She would also like to thank
cently seen as the comical Alice Beane her fellow cast mates for having the courage to put on
in LCT’s Titanic. A proud member of this beautiful show.
the La Crosse Shamrock Club, Jennifer KATIE SAUER (Anne) is a 15 year old
works as a legal assistant at Murphy Law Offices. She is sophomore at Central High School. She
humbled to be portraying Mutti for the second time, a has been in many shows at LCT; her
character that has touched her heart deeply. She would favorites include Wizard of Oz and Billy
like to thank her daughter, Katya, for always being a Elliot. Some of her show experiences
light in the darkness. elsewhere include The Jungle Book with Rochester
JOSHUA KAISER (Hitler Youth) is a Children’s Dance Theatre and Xanadu at Walnut Hill
freshman at Aquinas High School. School for The Arts. Outside of theatre she enjoys
His most recent LCT production was dancing, FBLA, and DECA. Katie is very excited to be
Aladdin, Jr. (Sultan). He has performed in And Then They Came For Me and would like to thank
in many other amazing productions at everyone who made this production possible, especially
LCT, including Billy Elliot (Michael), The Little Mermaid her parents for supporting her love for theatre.

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September 23–November 4

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Acting 1
Ages 8–10, Saturdays 10:00–10:55 a.m.

Acting 2
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Register online or through the box office.

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Cast Biographies

SPENCER SOLBERG (Heinz) is a JARED E. WIESE (Ed’s Father) has
freshman at G-E-T High School in been employed at The Trane Co. as an
Galesville. Besides theatre, Spencer HVACR lab technician for five years. He
is active in band and choir, and was is also currently serving as an Air Force
recently accepted in his high school’s A Reservist and is completing a bachelor’s
Capella group,“Out of the Blue.”He plays guitar, piano, degree online through UW Stout. This will be his fourth
and trumpet. Other LCT productions Spencer has been production at LCT. He is a husband to Amanda and a
in include Aladdin, Jr. (Prince) and Bridge to Terabithia father to two little boys, James and William. He would
(Jessie Aarons). He enjoys being cast in a variety of like to thank Amanda for all of her support!
character types, and most recently played Charlie Bucket RHYS WOLFF (Pappy) is proud to
in Willy Wonka. He is always looking forward for new return to the LCT stage for the sixth
opportunities in theatre. time in as many seasons with this very
REILLY SULLIVAN (Young Ed) is a touching piece. He believes this work
sophomore at Central High School. His resonates with the events of recent
favorite shows have been Billy Elliot and weeks as well as tells a part of history that should never
Aladdin, Jr. at LCT, and Shrek the Musical be forgotten or overlooked. He was seen previously
through the La Crosse School District. on LCT’s stage in Peter and the Starcatcher (2016),
In his free time, which many would not call free time, he Wit (2016), Mary Poppins (2014), Noises Off (2013),
enjoys show choir and biking. He would like to thank his and Macbeth (2013). Thank you for joining us on this
parents for driving him to rehearsal and feeding him. important journey.

LCT Staff & Board

STAFF MEMBERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Golson President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Oliver
Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dillon McArdle President-Elect. . . . . . . . . Susan McDonald-Conroy
Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominique Luecke Second Vice-President. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradley Weber
Marketing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessi Davidson Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Isaacs
Education Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stacy Bruemmer Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Ann Gschwind, FSPA
Interim Patron Services Mgr. . . . Brenna Gustafson Past President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Battison
Box Office Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marcia Brendum,
Nancy Flottmeyer, Bill Koutsky, Brian K. Murphy,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Dougherty-Harris Randy Nelson, Karl Noll, Patricia Sprang,
Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Hofer Joan Temple, Kathy Van Kirk-Przywojski

LCT’s Mission

La Crosse Community Theatre creates productions and projects that enhance the theatrical literacy of our audience
members, volunteers, students, and staff. We provide opportunities for creativity and personal growth in a fun,
collaborative environment. As a community, we celebrate human connections through communication and interaction.

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Production Staff Biographies

SARA L. ADAMS (Director) feels right KATYA CARTER (Stage Manager) is
at home on stage and behind the delighted, and nervous, to stage man-
scenes. She has been a regular LCT age her second show. She is a regular
volunteer since designing props for volunteer at LCT and is very humbled
Noises Off in 2013 and was on stage that she was asked to help with this
most recently as Arsinoe in The Misanthrope. Sara important piece of history. Katya worked in the audio
attended UW Eau Claire for theatre, where she had the booth for several past LCT productions, but was most
opportunity to study theatre of the Holocaust. Directing recently seen on stage as Kate Murphy in Titanic. She
this story is an honor and a responsibility she takes seri- would like to thank the Socha family, her mother, Jen-
ously. Sara would like to thank Eva Schloss for sharing nifer Burchell, and Emily Ware for their encouragement.
her family’s story with us and continuing the work of GRACE V. RINESS (Assistant Director)
Holocaust education. is honored to be part of this show.
THERESA SMERUD (Costume Although you can usually find her on
Designer) has been involved with stage (past productions include The
LCT for most of her life in various ca- Little Mermaid, Billy Elliot, and Peter
pacities: actor, costume designer, and and the Starcatcher), this is her third time behind the
photographer. She is a self-employed scenes, following Aladdin, Jr. and Bridge to Terabithia.
photographer and costumer. In her other life, Grace is majoring in Digital Media
Productions at Western Technical College. Thank you all
for making this show possible.

Support LCT and Local Businesses!

Introducing the LCT Pub Crawl for the 2017-2018 Season

*Discount cards are $20 each and are available through
the LCT Box Office or LCT Board Members.

Kramer’s Bar and Grill
Buy one drink get one free

Mary Cody’s Restaurant
Buy one entrée get a second entrée for 1/2 price

4 Sisters Restaurant Piggy’s Restaurant
Free glass of wine with entrée purchase 10% off of food only

The Charmant Hotel Pogy’s
10% off food in the lobby lounge Complimentary dessert with purchase of one entrée

Earl’s Grocery and Saloon Three Rivers Lodge
Buy one drink get one free Buy one entrée get a second entrée for 1/2 price

*Discount card valid Sept. 1, 2017–May 31, 2018. One discount per card, per visit.

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2017–2018 Corporate Friends of LCT

Platinum Level
Altra Financial Advisors • Associated Bank • Casino Bar

Commercial AV Systems • Dahl Automotive
Gundersen Health System • Kaplan University

KQEG TV • La Crosse Radio Group
Logistics Health Inc • Mayo Clinic Health System

Russell L. and Vera M. Smith Foundation
State Bank Financial • UFAH • Vendi Advertising
Wisconsin Arts Board • Wisconsin Public Radio

WXOW TV-19 • Xcel Energy

Gold Level

Advanced Business Systems • CBS Graphics • Denture Smart
Domino’s Pizza • Edward Jones • Lost Lake Beer

Piggy’s Restaurant • Quality Vac and Sew • Schomburg Refrigeration
Smader Insurance • Stetzer Accounting Service • Stifel
The Waterfront • Touch of Class • Travel Leaders
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center
Window World of La Crosse • WIPFLi

Silver Level

American Transmission Company • Dairyland Power Cooperative
Lawn Keepers • Pischke Motors

Bronze Level

Bodega Brew Pub • Cedar Creek • Five Star Telecom • G.E.C.U. The Friendly Credit Union
Grounded Specialty Coffee • Vicky and Harry Helfrich • Holiday Inn and Suites

Houghton’s Jackson Street Pub • King Street Kitchen • Life in Harmony Music Therapy
Maximum Real Estate • Overhead Door Company • Rudy’s Drive In

For information on becoming a Corporate Friend, please contact Tom Desjarlais
at 608-406-6898 or tdesjarlais@lacrossecommunitytheatre.org.

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SPONSORED IN PART BY

Ten guilty strangers, trapped on an island...

OCTOBER 19–29, 2017

TICKETS $24/$28
AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE TODAY OR ONLINE OCT. 2

Military and student discounts available
608-784-9292 | www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org


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