113 E. Aurora Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
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Wed, Thur, & Fri:
Noon - 4:30pm
109 E. Aurora Street
Ironwood, MI 49938
(Two doors west of the main theatre entrance)
Operation of the Historic Ironwood Theatre is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
ASDC - "Lights Out"
Published on Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2015
Watching the student actors and tech crew standing in the theatre lobby receive accolades from audience members shortly after the curtain came down on the first performance of "While the Lights Were Out", an obviously proud Mary Hansen exclaimed "they did it again". Hansen, who directed the play by the student members of the Awkward Stage Drama Club (ASDC) was obviously very proud of her young actors, actresses, stage crew, and techies. "What a great performance by some truly great kids" she said, smiling almost as broadly as the young performers.
Also standing by were Ironwood Carnegie Library youth librarian Lynne Wiecinski and HIT managing director Bruce Greenhill, both of whom echoed Hansen's comments. "The acting was terrific, the energy was great, and the audience sure loved the show" stated Wiercinski.
According to Greenhill, the formation of the ASDC through a cooperative venture between the library and theatre is a true success story. "When we first set out to form the drama club, we thought we were doing something for the youth of our community - providing a place for those interested in theatre to have a place to strut their stuff" he said. "But what we have discovered is that these wonderful young people are giving us way more than that - there is life in the theatre, and it is great to feel the love they exude - for the club, for the performance, but more importantly for each another - it is a blessing to observe the way they suppport one another".