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News Archives - 1996

Augsburg Theatre Production of Hard Times Come Again No More

Starts ten-day run April 19

April 12, 1996

Augsburg College Theatre Department Production Hard Times Come Again No More
written and directed by Martha Boesing
music direction by Paul Boesing
designed by Sandra Schulte and Michael Burden

First produced by Illusion Theatre in 1994 to rave reviews, Hard Times Come Again No More is based on the writings of activist Meridel Le Sueur, whose papers are housed as a special collection at the Augsburg College Library.

Hard Times is a poignant and powerful story set during the 1934 Minneapolis truckers' strike, and against the backdrop of the Great Depression. Writer/director Martha Boesing and music director Paul Boesing, active theater professionals for 30 years, have been influential on drama in the Twin Cities and elsewhere.

Special Note:
Professor Chris Kimball, who teaches a course in American Labor History at Augsburg, will be part of a special pre-performance discussion for the April 20 benefit performance, a half-hour before the 8 p.m. curtain time. The Labor History course at Augsburg was created with support from the Minnesota AFL-CIO.

April 19, 21, 25, 26, 27 at 7:00 p.m.
April 20* at 8:00 p.m.
April 28 at 2:00 p.m.
*The April 20 performance is a benefit for maintenance and development of the Meridel Le Sueur Collection at the Augsburg College Library. Tickets for this benefit performance are $25 each.

Tjornhom-Nelson Theatre
Foss Center
corner of 22nd Ave. S. and Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Tickets: $5 general public; $3 for faculty, staff students at Augsburg and other ACTC schools (Macalester, Hamline, St. Thomas, St. Catherine)
For reservations: phone 612/330-1257