Jim Post in Galena Rose: How Whiskey Won the West
Back by popular demand, the critically acclaimed Jim Post returns to the Theatre at the Center, where he delighted audiences last holiday season with his show MARK TWAIN AND THE LAUGHING RIVER. The musical docu-drama GALENA ROSE: HOW WHISKEY WON THE WEST will run Thursday, December 27 through Sunday, December 30 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana.
Previously described as one of the Midwest’s greatest treasures, Jim Post’s original play remains an unforgettable experience. Travelling from the 1800′s to today with stories of whiskey drinkers, gamblers and young lovers, Post takes audiences on a journey they will likely never forget as he recounts the history of the charming town of Galena, Illinois. The production features an award-winning song collection, courtesy of Post whose song “Reach out of the Darkness” was featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
GALENA ROSE debuted over 20 years ago and has been performed nationwide including two and a half years at the Civic Theatre at the Lyric Opera House before moving to the Organic Theater for an extended run of many months, as well as smash hit engagements at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
The Detroit Free Press called GALENA ROSE “the show Stephen Foster might have written if he’d been a playwright or Mark Twain might have done if he added songs to his lectures. It’s that good”. The Washington Post raved “A tour de force; part musical, part drama, thoroughly entertaining.”
Founded in 1991, Theatre at the Center is a year-round professional theater at its home, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Theatre at the Center is Located off I-80/94, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago, and has free parking.
The performances will take place Thursday, December 27 at 2:00 pm, Friday, December 28 at 2 pm and 7 pm, Saturday, December 29 at 4pm and 8 pm, and Sunday, December 30 at 2:30 pm. Individual tickets are $30 for Adults and $15 for Children. A 1 p.m. brunch will be served on Sunday at an additional $22.50 per person. To purchase individual tickets call the Box Office at 219.836.3255 or Tickets.com at 800.511.1552. Gift certificates, perfect for all special occasions, are also available by calling the Box Office at 219.836.3255. For more information on Theatre at the Center, visit TheatreAtTheCenter.com.