A Long Trip

Top, left to right: Jesse Brutscher, Sadie Wunder; bottom, left to right: Ed Yunker, Karen Mowers.

Even though current health directives don’t allow for an audience of more than 10 to gather, Brainerd Community Theatre (BCT) anticipated a large turn-out for its next production. That’s because it will be performed entirely online. Performances will take place on June 16, 17 and 18.

A Long Trip by Dan McGeehan is the story of an elderly couple that has lived a long and happy life together. Now, however, the woman is slowly slipping away as dementia runs its course. In an attempt to reawaken the bond they have held for so many years, the man tells her of the moment they fell in love. It is a story so vivid that she can see it play out before her eyes: a younger version of the man and woman meeting, falling in love and sharing a first kiss. One final, happy memory for her to take with her on her last long trip.

The cast includes veteran performers Ed Yunker, who got his start on the Chalberg stage in 1972 and most recently is known as the producer of the Geritol Frolics; Karen Mowers, who has appeared in numerous productions with Little Falls’ Hole in the Day Players; Sadie Wunder, who starred in various community productions before recently relocating to St. Paul; and Jesse Brutscher, known to area audiences for roles in each community theatre in the area.

While the play is free, audience members need to obtain sign-in information for the production. That link, and other information, is available at the theatre’s web site, www.clcperform

ingarts.com  Those wishing to attend the performance will be given a link to the streaming site on the day of the performance.

The theatre is accepting donations of any amount from those who watch.

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