Rhubarb #33 – Mennonite Theatre was launched in a grand, (but not too grand) style in the comfortable surroundings of Sam’s Place on Henderson Highway October 27th. As Goldilocks would say, Sam’s Place was “just right” for the launch of our new issue and our fall fundraising campaign.
Per Brask guest editor introduced the redesigned Rhubarb #33, a 64 page perfect bound issue featuring a Larry Isacoff photograph of Brian Perchalak’s set of the RMTC production of The Shunning” on the cover, and an insert of work by Murray Toews pulled from an animation he had prepared for one of Grant Guy’s theatre productions. The event raised over #1,000 for the Mennoniute Literary Society in combined donations, admission, subscription, and single issue sales. Thanks to all for such a lovely afternoon and one great issue. Rhubarb #33, issues availasble at Sam’s Place, McNally Robinson, and on this website using PayPal.
Pictures all courtesy of Greg Giebrecht, the man with the camera three weeks out from a knee replacement, and Treasurer of the Mennonite Literary Society, happy and grateful for the much appreciated revenue!
More than 50 people enjoyed Maggie Nagle reading from Patrick Friesen’s new work in progress A Short History of Crazy Bone and Steven Ratzlaff, taking a brief break from his starring rolew in RMTC’s production of Harvey reading a monolgue
om his work. Thye Fundraising faspa followed the awarding of the prizes of the Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre One Act Play-writing competition.