Performing Arts – January 19 – Brainerd Dispatch

Pequot Lakes Community Theater Names Picked for “Recommended Reading for Girls”

Performances of “Recommended Reading for Girls,” a heartwarming comedy/drama by Ellen Struve, will be held at the Pequot Lakes Community Theater.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on February 11 and 12 and at 2 p.m. on February 13. Tickets are available online at or before showtime at the door.

“Recommended Reading for Girls” centers on Amy Saunders who already has a lot on her mind when she arrives at her childhood home. Reeling from a recent layoff and a broken heart, she stays behind to help her mother through a round of chemo.

In one way or another, all the heroines from Amy’s favorite childhood novels, from A Little Princess to Heidi, have appeared in her household – and just to make matters even more perplexing, her sister, Jackie , can see them too.

This show is recommended for audiences 12 and up due to some examples of mature language and subject matter.

CIS postpones performing arts events due to COVID

Central Lakes College has postponed its January and February performing arts events due to the impact of COVID-19 in the community.

“We are working to reschedule these events for the not-too-distant future,” CLCPAC Director Patrick Spradlin said in a press release. “Once we have done so, we will contact all current ticket holders for these events and provide them with updated information and options. We have suspended online sales for all of these events.

The decision was made at the direction of MinnState, the governing body of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the Minnesota Department of Health.

According to a Jan. 6 email from the community college: “Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center is affiliated with Central Lakes College, and as such we must adhere to masking protocols at all of our events as directed. by the college.

These protocols require that all audience members be fully masked for the duration of performances on Brainerd’s campus, including those previously scheduled that are now postponed:

  • January 21: “I am – He said”, a celebration of Neil Diamond.
  • February 10-12 and 15-17: “Amadeus”.
  • February 18: Chris Koza.
  • February 26: Monroe Crossing.

The CLC Performing Arts Center is currently planning to resume its spring performing season with events beginning in March.
“We hope the need for such precautionary measures will have diminished by then, but we will monitor the situation,” Spradlin said in the press release.

Updates will also be posted on the Central Lakes College Performing Arts Center website at