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Photos: Black Dirt Theater’s improv team brings entertainment to the park

The improv team came up with a tug of war bit during one of their improv games.1 / 6
The improv team had the audience laughing throughout the evening.2 / 6
Audience members were asked to participate in displaying emotion through facial expressions.3 / 6
Black Dirt Theater's Improv team asked audience members questions for some inspiration during their various improv activities.4 / 6
Some of the children in the audience joined performers in the front for some choreography to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.5 / 6
Black Dirt Theater performed a preview of the song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from their upcoming show Mary Poppins. Pictured, from left, are Rachel Gustafson, Robin Starch and Meghan Knapp.6 / 6

Black Dirt Theater performed at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park June 27 as part of the Parks and Recreation summer programming. The Black Dirt Theater Improv team performed improv in the outdoor setting.

There were two half hour improv sessions with an intermission. During the intermission, two actresses from the upcoming show Mary Poppins helped sing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Black Dirt Theater is currently rehearsing for their upcoming show Mary Poppins. Performance dates for Mary Poppins will be July 28-30, Aug. 2, 3, 5 and 6. The show will be performed in the auditorium at Hastings High School. More information is available at

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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