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Child Art Foundation

Kids 4 Broadway were invited by The International Child Art Foundation to Washington D.C. to perform at The National Mall on the World Stage for children - with the U.S. Capitol as the backdrop! [Read and See More]

Merlin Performed by Fifth Grade Class

Kirby Chittenden's fifth grade class performed in a play written by professional actress and producer Connor Snyder. [Read and See More]

Playwright acclaimed

Lake County News

LAKE COUNTY - The New Prairie Winds Community Theatre in Crosby N.D., selected Connor Snyder's play, "The Rhinestone Ranger" to kick-off the opening of their new theatre.

    The play was presented through the Meadowlark Arts Council to a "turnaway" crowd including the First Lady of North Dakota, Nancy Jones Shafer and the Lieutenant Governor, Rose Marie Myrdal. The Governor's office sent a lovely note expressing their enjoyment of the play.

    Snyder has written and published 15 children's plays and stories over the past five years. Most of the plays have debuted in various Lake County schools with Lake County children performing. Because Snyder has licensed the production of her plays to arts councils and public schools all over the U.S., performances such as this one in North Dakota have been repeated many times in cities large and small in various states of the country.

    Snyder expressed her appreciation to the Lake County community, its school administrators, teachers, arts council and most of all, the wonderful children of Lake County for their encouragement during the past eight years.

The Rhinestone Ranger rides into Crosby for two shows

The Journal, Volume 97, Number 11

    A group of young Thespians from the Crosby area will have a chance to show their talent in a one-act play Aug. 15.

    The play will be presented at Kirchhofer Auditorium at Divide County High School Aug 15. in two performances, at 3pm and 7pm.

    There will be no charge but a free will offering will be accepted.

    The youngsters, ages 6-13, will be introduced to drama through this play and will have an opportunity to experience theatre, Susan Lewis, co-director said.

    "We hope they will have so much fun they will want to continue in the future," Lewis said.

    Meadowlark Arts Council is presenting the one-act comedy entitled, "The Rhinestone Ranger, " by Connor Snyder. It is directed by Lewis and Mike Loken, with assistance from Robin Riveland and Tammy Stenson.

    The play is a take-off on the westerns of the 1950's and 60's and pokes a little fun at shows such as "Gunsmoke" and "The Lone Ranger".

    Playing lead parts will be Levi Andrist as The Rhinestone Ranger, Ashley Riveland as Miss Kitty Kat and Cole Stenson as Marshall Melon.

    Other cast members include Brittney Silveria, Laura Enerson, Seanna Sparks, Sarah Sandberg, Theresa Espeseth, Nicholas Riveland, Zachery Riveland, Evan Andrist, Michael Lund, Kelsey Myers, Erika Erickson, Hannah Verlinde and Vannessa Pederson.

    There will be a set with a western motif, including saloon girls, mountain women, and Indians. The players will all be in costume.

    Members of Communities That Care are helping with the production as the summer activity for kids, CTC members will assist with preparation of the staging, costuming, lighting and sound effects.

    Another production will be done during the school year, Loken said.

    "The goal is to develop a core of young actors and actresses that will be able to fit into a larger production in a couple of years."

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