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Willow River Players present 'Ole and Lena's Wedding'

The Willow River Players is pleased to invite you to the wedding of Lena Handspringinnen, daughter of Toivo and Gladys Handspringinnen, and Ole Olaffson Jr., son of Ole Sr. and Lois Olaffson. This grand event is interactive dinner theater, including the ceremony, the dinner, even the dollar dance. Don't miss the event of the season, dontcha know!

At the center of the action is Ole Olafsson Jr., the overly nervous and easily bossed groom, and Lena Handspringinnen, the overly worried and perfection-seeking bride. A well-meaning but befuddled Lutheran pastor presides over the ceremony in which Lena shares her emotional vows -- vows that, of course, make the stolid Ole a tad uncomfortable. Meanwhile, accordion-playing Pantsloff is not quite willing to let go of the torch he bears for Lena. Throughout it all, the audience becomes wedding guests enjoying a photo montage of the bride and groom growing up and receiving a nametag upon arrival identifying them as a friend or family member of the bride or groom. There will be dancing, singing, a Scandinavian buffet, gift opening, toasts and stories by all.

The cast includes George Gfall, Jean Gfall, Kevin Lee, David Lee, Stephanie Lewis, Chad Leonard, Sue Langford, Doreena Loescher and Zach Dodge. Shows are Feb. 22-23, and March 1-2 at 6:30 p.m., and Feb. 24 and March 3 at 12:30 p.m. at Ready Randy's in New Richmond. Tickets are $30, and $27 on opening night. Advanced reservations are required, please call 715-246-1028 or go to to order your tickets.