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Ann Landers comes to the Red Cloud Stage

Ann Landers comes to the Red Cloud Stage

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Nebraska Theatre Caravan is coming to Red Cloud on March 4, at 7:00 p.m. They are bringing Ann Landers to the stage with a rendition of The Lady With All The Answers. This performance is a look into the life of the popular advice columnist. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of show.

For decades, millions of Americans sipped their morning coffee and began their day reading three simple words, “Dear Ann Landers”. Eppie Lederer, better known as advice columnist Ann Landers, answered countless letters from lovelorn teens, confused couples and a multitude of others in need of advice. But, many readers never knew that behind the advice columnist was a woman filled with class, charisma and a whole lotta chutzpah!

This off-Broadway tour-de-force provides a compelling portrait of the bubbly, frank and slightly eccentric writer that became a fixture of our culture. Featuring a veritable treasure trove of her favorite letters, as well as hilarious behind-the-scenes showbiz stories and tales of personal triumph, this folksy, funny, straightforward and validating show is all about the no-nonsense Sioux City, IA native whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social landscape for the last half century. This show is recommended for mature audiences.

The talented Rebecca McGraw will be playing Ann Landers and the production is directed by Judith K. Hart. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Rebecca moved to New York at age 20 to pursue her acting career. From New York, Rebecca moved to Normal, Illinois to pursue her MFA in Acting from Illinois State University. She also spent two seasons performing with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Rebecca then spent several years teaching acting at Graceland University in Iowa and Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Upon retiring from teaching, Rebecca has resumed her acting career full time, and has appeared regionally with such companies as Cortland Repertory Theatre, Prather Entertainment, Blue Gate Musicals, and The Springer Opera House, State Theatre of Georgia.

Judith K Hart became a theatre professional in 1978 when she joined Actors Equity Association. Her professional life reflects the places she lives. In 1978, she was acting and sewing at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton NJ, acting and teaching at George Street Playhouse and managing the costume shop at Crossroads Theatre Company. Since moving to Lincoln Nebraska in 1989, her regional acting credits include productions in Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Albany, Buffalo and Lincoln. In the early 90's, Judy founded and currently directs the Angels Theatre Company. She directs for the Angels as well as the Lincoln and Omaha Community Playhouses.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Red Cloud Opera House at 402-746-2641 or visit This show is sponsored by Marion Arneson. Programming at the Willa Cather Foundation’s Red Cloud Opera House is also made possible with support of the Nebraska Arts Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the National Endowment for the Arts.