Perpich Arts High School Presents Quilters at New Branches This Weekend

Sanctuary as Theater in the Round

Perpich Arts High School presents "Quilters" this weekend (4/21 & 4/22) in the Small Sanctuary.


Perpich Arts High School presents “Quilters” this weekend in the Small Sanctuary.

Friday, April 21 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 PM

This performance will be a fundraiser for New Branches, and therefore, there will be no set tickets price for this performance. However, there will be a good will offering collected. We hope to see you there. This will serve as the first of many performances that will take place at New Branches.

So what is Quilters?

Quilters is the story of a pioneer woman, Sarah, and her seven daughters as they face life in the American frontier. Rather than a straightforward storyline, the musical is presented as a series of beautiful tales and tableaux matched with musical numbers, each presenting an aspect of frontier life or womanhood. The patches or blocks show “girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness, and death.” These patches are ultimately put together to form one dramatic musical tableau.

Please note – Due to some of the subject matter, this show is suggested for those 12 and older.

About Kevin Werner Hohlstein

Kevin Werner Hohlstein is the Minister of Music at Living Table United Church of Christ, joining the team in February of 2017. As a church musician, Kevin’s started when he was in high school as church organist in his home church in Lodi, Wisconsin. Jump ahead to the early part of the 2000s, Kevin was a member of the music ministry at All God’s Children MCC, including a member of the praise and worship team. In 2003, he was a part of the album released by the praise and worship team, For God’s Sake. Before moving to the Twin Cities, Kevin completed a BA in Music at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and while in school had the opportunity to work with the Eau Claire Children’s Theater and Fanny Hill Dinner Theater. Calling the Twin Cities home since 1995, he has worked as a performer, choreographer, and director with many theater companies across the Twin Cities metro and in western Wisconsin. Kevin is a full time faculty member at Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley and also teaches at Moore Than Dance in Fridley. When he is not creating worship or teaching, he can be seen from time to time around the Twin Cities as a cabaret performer, and is proud to be a founding member of the Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network (TCCAN).

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4 thoughts on “Perpich Arts High School Presents Quilters at New Branches This Weekend”

  1. I saw this play performed in Menomonie at our historical theater. It pulls at my heart strings just thinking of it. An absolutely must see.
    PS. Just noticed this happened in April. I hope you got to see it.


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