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Wisconsin Lutheran College presents "The Land of Little Horses"

January 25, 2007

MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Lutheran College Theatre Department presents the modern comedy "The Land of Little Horses" by Rebecca Gilman February 15-16, 18 and 22-24 at 8 p.m. in the Raabe Theatre at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Directed by Professor Jay Sierszyn, "The Land of Little Horses" tells the story of three sisters - Evelyn, Jessica and Jean Louise - and their aunt Dot. Evelyn is engaged to the well-intentioned, but occasionally clueless Charles, and Jessica is dating an entrepreneur from Italy. Meanwhile, Jean Louise and Dot have decided to run away from home and follow a sport that has become their newfound passion: miniature horse racing. Emotions run high while Dot and Jean Louise become the first groupies of the Miniature Horse Racing Association and take their fascination cross-country, leaving their family to ask the questions that ultimately bring them home.

Rebecca Gilman is an award-winning playwright, Guggenheim Fellow, and author of "The Glory of Living," "Spinning into Butter," "Boy Gets Girl," "Blue Surge," "My Sin and Nothing More" and "The Land of Little Horses," among others. Gilman's impressive career includes writing plays commissioned and originally produced by the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, along with plays that premiered in New York at the Lincoln Center Theatre, as well as those that have played in regional theatres throughout the world.

The Raabe Theatre is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 West Wisconsin Avenue. Tickets are $8, $7 seniors and $5 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit wlc.edu/arts.

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.