Our signature Luncheon on March 28th will feature guest speaker, Ron Peluso, who recently retired after 27 years as the Artistic Director for The History Theatre.

Ron recently retired from a 25+ year run at Saint Paul’s History Theatre. Ron’s longstanding commitment to bringing a variety stories to the History Theatre have resulted in 90 World Premiere plays and musicals that have included labor activists Mary Pat Laffey (Stewardess!, 2019), Nellie Stone Johnson (Nellie, 2012), and peace activists the McDonald sisters (Sisters of Peace, 2019), politicians such as Hubert Humphrey (Favorite Son, 1995) and Paul Wellstone (Wellstone!, 2007), pioneers such as Susan Kimberly (Superman Becomes Lois Lane, 2020), and artists such as Gordon Parks (PARKS, 2022), Bobby Vee (Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story, 2016) and Tyrone Guthrie (Tyrone & Ralph, 2008).

He has commissioned work that captures and shares personal and unique stories of Minnesotans, such as the first Chinese woman to immigrate to Minnesota (100 Men’s Wife, 2006), a young Somali man’s journey to find himself in America (A Crack in the Sky, 2017), or that of a young woman’s life negotiating between her Indian Muslim heritage and her American Christian surroundings (American as Curry Pie, 2011).

There’ve been stories of events that changed the course of a community, such as the destruction of Rondo by the construction of I-94 (The Highwaymen, 2017), a legacy of redlining (Not for Sale, 2022) and from the historic Faribault State Hospital (Let Heaven and Nature Sing, the 1996 collaboration with Interact Theatre).  Of course, the musical hit GLENSHEEN - the Murders at the Mansion in Duluth and BUDDY; The Buddy Holly Story.

Please join our Signature luncheon featuring Ron on March 28th.  His presentation with be interesting, enjoyable and thought provoking!

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Meeting officially begins at 12:15 PM


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