Albert Lea Community Theatre

Adults $20 / Students $10

Oct. 17, 18, 19, 20(M), 23, 24, 25 & 26

Performances at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 20 matinee (M) at 2 p.m.

Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

147 N. Broadway, Albert Lea

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A $4 convenience fee is charged for each ticket purchased online.
Tickets also available from 24/7 Call Center at 1-877-730-3144 (service fees apply).


  • Mrs. Elroy Engelson (Karin) – Sue Wiersma
  • Beverly Singe (Engelson) Hauge – Kristi White
  • The Widow Vivian Snustad – Lisa Sturtz
  • Mrs. Gilmer Gilmerson (Mavis) – Elizabeth Harty
  • Pastor – Lynn Berven


Inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the bestseller Growing Up Lutheran. Written by Greta Grosch with Music and Lyrics by Dennis Curley & Drew Jansen

You’ll laugh until your side dish hurts with the hilarious antics and down-to-earth charm! The year is 1969, and the world is a changing. As folks protest the Vietnam War and women are demanding equal pay for equal work, in their small rural Minnesota community, the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own. The show takes you from serving the high school students at the Luther League banquet to a church-sponsored Missionary Night and the rise and fall of a Vikings’ Super Bowl Sunday. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in each other as they deal with the joys and upheavals from below the “House of God.”


ACT is a non-profit, volunteer organization providing quality theatre and entertainment for our community. If you’re not interested in being on stage, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in other ways, such as backstage crew, building and painting sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, usher or in the box office. If you are interested in volunteering, contact