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'Perspective' opens this weekend

Noah Burkitt and Anne Mellesmoen rehearse a scene from “Perspective” last week at Hastings Middle School. STar Gazette photos by Chad Richardson

The city of Hastings and its residents will be the focus in theatrical settings when Black Dirt Theater Co. presents “Perspective,” over the next two weekends. The production features a total of seven one-act shows written and directed entirely by members of the community. Opening night is Friday, March 28, and performances continue to Saturday, April 5, at the Hastings Middle School.

“It is from the perspective of those who have recently retired to the very land Hastings is built on,” said Black Dirt Theater’s Libby Wasylik.

The plays are:

“New in Town,” written by Rob Andersen. Director is David Warg and stage manager is Steve Soler.

“Retirement,” written by Diane Saed. Director is Darlene Olson.

“The Land,” written by Thomas Bonneville. Director is Zach Filkins.

“Extreme Outsider,” written by Steve Beal. Director is Mikaela Vogland.

“Gumby,” written by Lindsey Anderson. Director is Aaron Henry.

“The Bridge,” written by Miriam King. Director is Molly McElroy.

“Austism,” written by Jeanne Tribe.

The plays will be presented at 7 p.m. March 28 and 29, and April 3,4, and 5; and at 2 p.m. March 30.

Tickets may be purchased online at, or by calling 1-800-838-3006. They are also available at the Hastings Area YMCA.