The Lofte Community Theatre, located in Manley, NE stages Norm Foster’s “Hilda’s Yard” September 7 – 9 and September 13 – 16.
Set in 1956, the play follows the Fluck family through one extraordinary day during which their son loses his job and moves back home, their daughter leaves her husband and moves back home, and Sam Fluck, thinking that he and his wife Hilda are empty nesters now and can start to live their own lives, buys their first television set. “Hilda’s Yard” is a poignant and funny look at how family dynamics don’t really change much over the years.
Written by Canadian playwright, Norm Foster, the play is relatively new, first produced in 2012.
The cast of “Hilda’s Yard” includes Lofte Community Theatre stage veterans Betty Colbert in the title role of Hilda, Kevin Colbert as Sam Fluck, Joshua P. Smith as Gary Fluck, Shakeida Bullis as Janey Fluck, Renae Koehler as Bobbi Jakes, and Rob Carerra as Beverly Woytowich. The show is directed by Lofte Artistic Director, Kevin Colbert.
Tickets for “Hilda’s Yard” may be purchased by calling the Lofte Community Theatre box office at 402-234-2553 or by visiting the theatre’s website and clicking on “Tickets”. Curtain time is 7 pm with Sunday matinees at 2 pm.
About The Lofte Community Theatre: The Lofte Community Theatre is located in Manley Nebraska, approximately 25 miles south of Omaha. The theatre, a new post-and-beam style performing arts facility can seat approximately 330 patrons for each performance. Actors and audience members enjoy a beautiful climate-controlled venue year around. The Lofte offers a full concession stand, and also sells beer and wine. The theatre offers six core season productions each year as well as many special events featuring visiting artists including week-long children’s theater workshop, a free Veterans Day concert, and hosts high-school one-act play competitions in the fall. Approximately 12,000 visitors come through the doors annually. For more information, call the Lofte Community Theatre or visit http://www.lofte.org today.