Winona Arts Center - Special Performances

Performances are presented at the Winona Art Center, 228 East 5th Street, Winona, MN.

First Ladies TrilogyWild About Harry

Wild About Harry

Friday / March 15 / 7:00pm

Tickets $15 in advance on Eventbrite or at Music Mart (formerly Hardt's Music).

First Ladies Trilogy special: Buy a ticket for both nights for $30. Buy a ticket for both shows on Eventbrite or at Music Mart (formerly Hardt's Music).

Coffeehouse & gallery open at 6:00pm

Starring Kay Sebring-Roberts Kuhlmann as First Lady Bess Truman

90 minutes, including intermission

Harry and Bess Truman visited Winona during the Whistle Stop Tour of 1948, as Truman sought election to the office he had inherited on the 1945 death of FDR. In this performance, the longest-living first lady in history provides an insider's look at the determined man and reveals her pivotal role in his life and momentous presidency.

Double Feature: Mrs Ike & Distant Camelot

Saturday / March 16 / 7:00pm

Tickets $20 in advance on Eventbrite or at Music Mart (formerly Hardt's Music).

First Ladies Trilogy special: But a ticket for both nights for $30. Buy a ticket for both shows on Eventbrite or at Music Mart (formerly Hardt's Music).

Coffeehouse & gallery open at 6:00pm

Kay Sebring-Roberts Kuhlmann, the playwright, returns in "Mrs. Ike," portraying first lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower. Just as the 1950s ushered in a hopeful era of post-war prosperity, Mamie brought a soft touch to the Eisenhower image. Now, the stage character reveals what life was like living with a famous General who bootstrapped a small-town Midwestern youth into a military career that started small, then helped save the world and took him to the White House. One hour, followed by 20-minute intermission.

Lacey Korb stars as Jackie Kennedy in Kay's script of "Distant Camelot." The audience meets the former first lady in 1994, as the "world's most famous woman" begins her final journey. Jackie looks back on the triumphs and challenges of her special place in U.S. cultural history. One hour.