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Hear 'Cannonball Cipelli' on the air

The cast and crew of Cannonball Cipelli include (left to right) Bob Piotrowski, Benjamin Roers, Bob Sievers, Mike Roers, Gary Lund, Keri Mohror and Hilary Ninman. (Contributed)

Lakes Area Theatre (LAT) in Alexandria is offering the following productions this week:


While there are no live performances Friday, August 30 or Friday, September 6, mark your calendar for two September shows.

On Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m., the season begins with storyteller Paulette Friday, who has been entertaining with her storytelling skills for 10 years.

On September 20, LAT has the world premiere of the radio adaptation of the Chicago PBS documentary Courting Bertha: The Story of Bertha and Potter Palmer.

Playwright Amelia Dellos will be on hand for her premiere about the couple who were instrumental in rebuilding Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire.


Cannonball Cipelli by Alexandria playwright Bob Sievers will air on Sunday, September 1 at 12:30 p.m. on KXRA 1490 AM.

Cipelli is trying to save the circus from financial ruin. His feats keep growing in distance and difficulty as he defies death in his stunts.

Directed by Sievers, the show stars Keri Mohror, Benjamin Roers, Gary Lund and Mike Roers. Bob Piotrowski provided music, and Hilary Ninman performed the sound effects.

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For information, call the box office at (320) 808-3841. Past shows are available on the LAT website at