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For more than 30 years, the Page Series has brought professional performing artists from across the globe to Winona. With events at our namesake Joseph Page Theatre as well as at locations throughout Winona, the Page Series offers dance, music, and theatre experiences that inspire, uplift, educate, and connect artists and community.

WELCOME TO THE 2018-2019 PAGE SERIES! In our 2018-2019 season, you’ll find groundbreaking performances like ODC/Dance’s Path of Miracles, family favorites like The Velveteen Rabbit and Pinocchio, and global sounds from artists like Río Mira. You’ll also see some of Minnesota’s top talent, like the return of last year’s hit The Picnic Operetta, Winona dance and performance artist Sharon Mansur, and even some of your friends and neighbors performing alongside Keigwin + Company and ODC/Dance! Offstage, you’ll find opportunities to engage with guest artists throughout the season in locations all over town—from community conversations and lecture demonstrations to master classes and workshops. We invite you to explore the series, then create your custom subscription package. With package prices starting at just $31.50 and the option to see our entire season for $140 or less, there’s a Page Series package for everyone. We can’t wait to share this exciting season with you!

The Picnic Operetta:


3 pm

Unity Park

The 2018-2019 season kicks off with another afternoon of fun from Mixed Precipitation! On the shores of Lake Superior, the company town is in trouble. The taconite plant has gone bust and jobs are leaving town fast. Meanwhile, the sleazy Doctor Falstaff has washed up on shore. He’s looking to sell a boat, eat some herring, and seduce some married women. Luckily, a trio of tough working gals has teamed up to chase the rat out of town. These working wives (a nurse, a park ranger, and a librarian) show the men in town who’s the Boss. Based on Otto Nicolai’s German opera The Merry Wives of Windsor, a bit of Minnesota history, and the music of Bruce Springsteen, this late summer harvest celebration offers local flavors with picnic bites shared with the audience and fun for everyone. Tickets are not required but reservations are strongly recommended. Visit to register. Free will donations accepted at the performance.


7:30 pm

$27 adult, $24 senior/student, $18 youth

Taking its name from the river that runs from Ecuador into Colombia, Río Mira brings together marimba masters Esteban Copete and Larry Preciado, Ecuadorian singer Karla Kanora, and an incredible ensemble of Afro Latino folkloric musicians. With a cultural identity rooted in the East African diaspora traditions, Río Mira specializes in blending contemporary music with traditional sounds that date back hundreds of years. Both their folk sound and electro-cumbia remixes are founded on the mastery and artistry of great musicians and producers from both countries. The story of the marimba is closely intertwined with the rebel slaves who made the region their home from the early 16th century onward. In 2015, UNESCO declared the marimba music of South Pacific Colombia and Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador to be Intangible Cultural Heritage. Recalling the history of the Pacific, Rio Mira’s music is a reminder of the unity that binds together a region divided by state borders.


3 pm

$27 adult, $24 senior/student, $18 youth

Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive stories for stage and screen. Using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, and live music, The End of TV depicts the decline of an American rust belt city through the stories of Flo and Louise, residents of a fictional Midwestern town. Flo is an elderly white woman who was once a supervisor at the thriving local auto plant. Now succumbing to dementia, her memories of her life are tangled with television commercials and the “call now” demands of QVC. Louise, a young black woman laid off from her job when the same local auto plant closes, meets Flo when she takes a job as a Mealson-Wheels driver. The two women begin an unlikely relationship as Flo approaches the end of her life and Louise prepares for the invention of a new one. Their story explores the two sides of the American Dream—its technicolor promise as delivered through TV advertising, and its failure witnessed in the dark outcome of industrial decline.


6:30 pm

$12 adult/senior/student, $8 youth

Based on Carlo Collodi’s classic Written and directed by Hugo Bélanger English translation by Bobby Theodore A production of Tout à Trac in coproduction with Place des Arts and Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Following the internationally acclaimed Alice in Wonderland, Tout à Trac now revisits the world’s most famous puppet: Pinocchio. Born from a talking piece of wood carved by the old Geppetto, the rebellious, cheeky, and careless Pinocchio discovers the meaning of growing up through a thousand trials. To become a real boy he will have to face Mangiafuoco, the terrible Puppet Master, suffer the malice of Mr. Fox and his sidekick, the Cat, escape from Toyland, and save his father from the belly of a giant fish!


7 & 9 pm

Valéncia Arts Center


Starring LARRY KEIGWIN and NICOLE WOLCOTT Come along on a zany trip brimming with playfulness and anxiety from life behind the scenes. Set backstage during the final moments before the curtain rises, this cabaret-style performance features a dance fanatic’s dream music score — from Broadway classics to contemporary classical music to ’80s pop hits — as well as some very special guest performers from the Winona community. The result is a buzz-worthy cocktail of biting satire, quick-witted physical comedy, and gentle moments of deep pathos that celebrates and extends the creative relationship of Nicole Wolcott and Larry Keigwin, co-founders of KEIGWIN + COMPANY. With café-style seating, a cash bar, and occasional mature content, Places Please! is perfect for date night but may not be suitable for young audience members. We are pleased to partner with Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts to offer child care during the 7 p.m. performance. Ask us about this option when ordering tickets.


Path of Miracles FRIDAY, JAN. 25

7:30 pm

Wesley United Methodist Church


Inspired by the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route across northern Spain, ODC/Dance’s Path of Miracles brings artists and community together in a shared journey. Progressing through multiple spaces, this site-specific performance in Winona’s beautiful Wesley United Methodist Church explores the journey of the Camino, from spontaneous communal gatherings to individual reflection. The experience is enhanced by a live, 17-voice choir featuring some of Minnesota’s leading vocal talent performing Joby Talbot’s score of the same name. Path of Miracles is a communal experience, and audience members will move to different locations throughout the church during the performance. Accommodations will be available for those with mobility or other limitations. Please advise us of your needs when placing your order. Path of Miracles is presented in partnership with Wesley United Methodist Church, and in collaboration with the Charles Wesley Center of Sacred Music and Arts.


The Velveteen Rabbit SUNDAY, JAN. 27

3 pm

$27 adult, $24 senior/student, $22 youth

ODC/Dance brings to life Margery Williams’ classic tale of a well-worn nursery rabbit that becomes real. Told through music, dance, and a powerful narrative, The Velveteen Rabbit celebrates the unique relationship between a little boy and his stuffed rabbit and the enduring power of love. A narrated production set to selections by Benjamin Britten, The Velveteen Rabbit is brimming with wit, festive costumes, and madcap characters. This special performance will feature several local children dancing alongside the professional company. Founded in 1971 by Brenda Way, who trained under the legendary George Balanchine, ODC/Dance has been recognized for its rigorous technique as well as its collaborations with numerous composers, writer/singers, actors, and visual artists. ODC/Dance has performed for more than a million people in 32 states and 11 countries.

HARRIET TUBMAN and the Underground Railroad a production of VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE



6:30 pm


Pay What You Can

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. As Harriet and her friend Sarah Bradford narrate her adventurous life, we share in the joys, sorrows, and challenges faced by this brave woman who changed the world through her courage. This accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson is inspiring, heartwarming, comical, and full of the good humor, determination, and charity of its subject. This relaxed performance will feature limited sound and lighting effects as well as flexible seating options. Our staff will work to accommodate any special requests or considerations.


7:30 pm

$15, $12 youth

We Are The Willows is a Minneapolis-based orchestral indie rock band featuring songwriter/ frontman Peter Miller’s unique countertenor voice and guitar, supported by Jeremiah Satterthwaite (guitar/banjo), Leah Ottman (violin/voice/keys), Hilary James (cello/ voice/keys), Travis Collins (bass), and Stephen Lindquist (drums/voice). We Are The Willows craft dynamic, intimate songs with instruments and voices combining to create energetic rhythms and intricate melodies, and heartfelt arrangements that evoke shared nostalgic feelings of love and loss. Their Page Series performance will feature songs inspired by 350 letters written between Miller’s grandparents during World War II and will explore themes of family, separation, life, death, and identity. Watch for information about residency activities with We are the Willows March 25-30!


Dreaming Under a Cedar Tree 2.0 WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, APRIL 24–25

7:30 pm


Dreaming Under a Cedar Tree invites you to share art, food, and conversation with Middle Eastern flavor, reflecting on Sharon Mansur’s Lebanese heritage, the complex and fluid nature of cultural identity, and the power of place in our dreams. A reimagined version of the original event that premiered in fall 2017 at Outpost Winona, Cedar Tree 2.0 integrates Mansur’s experiences during her first trip to Lebanon in spring 2018 and responds to the Page Theatre as a site-specific venue. This immersive event will feature solo dance performance by Sharon, visual elements contributed by a variety of artists and Mansur family members, Middle Eastern food, and an open discussion with audience members. Concept, direction, and performance by Sharon Mansur. With contributing artists: Sophia-Odelia Bauer, Nate Bauman, Fadi BouKaram, Felicia Glidden, Ali Herischi, Raymond T. Mansur, Mike Munson, Sydney Swanson, and Michael Wall, as well as references, images, and text from Mansur family members.

SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE NOW! Single tickets on sale August 14

Choose from a variety of package options—the more you see, the more you save! 3+ shows—save 10% 5+ shows—save 15% 8 shows—save 20% and see the entire season for $140 or less!

Order today! Call 507-457-1715 or order online at The Picnic Operetta and Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad may be added to any package, but do not count toward package minimum performance numbers. Package prices vary depending on ticket type and method of purchase. An additional processing fee applies to all online orders.

Subscribers have the opportunity to select seats in advance of single ticket buyers and enjoy special benefits such as:  ave 10% on additional tickets for friends and family ■ Reserved seating for Places Please! ■ S when you order at the time of your package purchase


Complimentary ticket exchanges

Purchase tickets to The Nutcracker in advance of the general public

Ticket types

Adult—Age 18 & up Senior—Age 62 & up

Need help?

Student—Any student age 18 & up (with valid student I.D.) Youth—Age 17 & under

Our Box Office associates are happy to walk you through the process and build a package that’s right for you! Page Series events are designed to be accessible to all. Please let us know of any special needs or considerations you may have at the time of your order.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


2018-2019 Page Series  
2018-2019 Page Series