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Auditions for PLCT summer production, 'Mom's Gift,' set April 1

Auditions for the Pequot Lakes Community Theater (PLCT)’s Minnesota premiere of the comedy “Mom’s Gift” by Phil Olson will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium. The cast includes two men and four women who are in their 20s and older.

Nancy Waller will direct this summer community theater production, which will be staged at 8 p.m. July 10-12 and 15-17.

Rehearsal dates will be flexible for people who love Minnesota summers. Bring information on any rehearsal conflicts to the audition. If unable to attend the scheduled audition date, call Waller at 218-831-2986 to schedule another audition time.

“Mom’s Gift” will be the fourth Phil Olson play that PLCT has produced on the Pequot Lakes High School theater stage. Earlier shows include “Don’t Hug Me,” “Don’t Hug Me County Fair” and “Crappie Talk.”

“Mom’s Gift” is the heartwarming family comedy with a reminder that forgiveness may be the simplest path to love. Mom has always taken good care of her family. She expects to go to heaven, but 11 months after she’s died Mom is still an earthbound ghost. Like Clarence angel who has to earn his wings in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Mom has to accomplish a task in order to earn her wings.

Mom arrives at her home on the day of her husband’s birthday but her assignment is a mystery. There are so many things to fix. The problem is complicated by the fact that the only person who can hear or see Mom is her daughter, Kat. Kat has been court ordered to spend Dad’s birthday with him as part of her anger management program.

One by one the family’s secrets are peeled away revealing a shocking truth that surprises even our ghost.

For more information about the production or auditions, call Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200.

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