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'Resurrection' begins showing this weekend

This Friday, Black Dirt Theater in Hastings will begin presenting its next original show.

"Resurrection" blends visual art, music and live theater together to tell one family's stories of second chances and new beginnings over the course of several generations. The show is an original work written and co-directed by Black Dirt Theater's artistic director Andy Langenfeld. It is inspired entirely by true stories submitted by people from the Hastings area.

The production of "Resurrection" has been under the care of Langenfeld as well as Eric Nelson, a graduate of the London International School of Performing Arts who has previously worked with Minneapolis theater company, Transatlantic Love Affair. Both Langenfeld and Nelson have been working with a cast of 14 community members to bring to life these incredible stories.

"It is always amazing to me how much talent we truly have in this community," Langenfeld said. "All of these actors are giving every ounce they have."

Black Dirt Theater has chosen to rate the show as PG13. "There is no inappropriate language or direct violence, but the themes of the show are mature," Langenfeld said.

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for the March 24 performance at 2 p.m. and ADA audio description will be provided at the March 23 performance at 7 p.m. Black Dirt Theater is offering free admission to any ASL or ADA patron.

The show opens this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Hastings Middle School. Tickets are available at, at the Hastings YMCA or by phone at 1-800-868-3006. If you have any questions about the themes of the show or how you can get involved with Black Dirt Theater, call 651-300-9567.