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Black Dirt Theater cancels Friday night production of 'The Odd Couple' so cast can attend funeral

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Friday's performance of "The Odd Couple" by the Black Dirt Theater company has been cancelled due to the funeral of a former cast member, which is set for Friday evening.

On Monday, Jordan Astar died of a cardiac arrest while at college in Madison, Wis. Astar was actively involved in Black Dirt Theater the last two summers. He had roles in the musicals "The Sound of Music" and "Oklahoma."

"He was a really good friend to all of us," director Andy Langenfeld said.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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