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County Seat Theater presents "Hilda's Yard"


October 3, 2019

'Hilda's Yard' by Canadian playwright Norm Foster will open this Friday at the County Seat Theater.

It's an exciting summer day in 1956 for Hilda and Sam Fluck. Newly on their own since their thirtysomething children Gary and Janey moved out, they are finally ready to relax. Hilda plans to hang her laundry while Sam goes to buy a shiny new television. What could disturb their simple peace?

Turns out doors are merely decoration as Gary and Janey literally fall over the fence into the backyard, looking for help out of sticky situations. Gary has lost his job, is enamoured with his new girlfriend, Bobbi, and running from a bookie named Beverly, while the ever-dependent Janey has unexpectedly left her husband. The family careens into an afternoon of calamity, showing them that ultimately they must celebrate how they can be together rather than apart.

Norm Foster's heartwarming and relatable family comedy proves that there will always be a significant weight to an empty nest.

The County Seat Theater Company will present performances of 'Hilda's Yard' at the Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet September 27-29 and October 3-6. Performances are at 7:00 p.m. except Sunday performances at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 218-878-0071 or online at There are Pay-As-You-May tickets available for Saturday performances, call the theater for details. This show is not recommended for young children.

Since 2008, the County Seat Theater Company has been located in the Encore Performing Arts Center, at 2035 Hwy 33 South (on Frontage Road) in Cloquet. The theater offers a full season of local performances, as well as youth productions, musical acts and has an art gallery featuring work by local artists.

Cast includes: Shey Peterson of Duluth as Hilda Fluck, Brian Lokken of Cloquet as Sam Fluck, Bard Day of Esko as Gary Fluck, Kitara Peterson of Duluth as Janey Fluck, Samantha Lorenz of Cloquet as Bobbi Jakes, and Rob Larson of Superior as Beverly Woytowick.

Upcoming events at the Encore: Monroe Crossing in Concert on Oct. 13 at 2 pm; Bill and Kate Isles Band in Concert on Oct. 20 at 2 pm.


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