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Cast announced for 'Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church'

"The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church," a heartwarming comedy by Bo Wilson, will be performed March 22 — April 7 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. in the main theater of The Phipps Center for the Arts.

The ladies of the Second Trinity Victory Church gather to sort through a mountain of donations as they organize relief efforts for homeless Guatemalans, while a storm rages outside. Over the course of the evening of power outages, stunning revelations, and electric wit, they discover that they have more in common than they thought, and that charity begins at home.

This production features a dynamic mix of actors from around the region. Sara Kessler, Hudson, returns to The Phipps as Bea, the pastor's wife and leader of the group. Her sense of order and propriety are challenged as the women dig deeper into the pile of donations. Darcy McDowell, Stillwater, plays the sassy Lorraine, mother of nine, who relishes the respite the storm provides from her busy life. Kaitlin Klemencic, Saint Paul, is Janet, who is new to town and looking to uncover its secrets. Cayla Marie Wolpers, Fridley, plays the empathetic Tina. Hannah Robb, River Falls, portrays Riley, who shows the women that everything is not always as it appears.

Director Lindsay Fitzgerald returns to the center to direct this charming comedy. The scenic designer is Jadyn Fisher, the lighting designer is Jake Otto, the costume designer is Judy Kastelle, the props designer is Leslie Clauss, the sound designer is Kassia Lisinski, the technical director is Mark C. Koski, and the stage manager is David DeNeui.

Tickets are $26 for adults and $19 for students of all ages, with a $2 discount for seniors on the Sunday matinees. Reservations may be made by contacting The Phipps ticket office at 715-386-8409 or online at