in Low German by local residents.
Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, 2000
Sponsored by the Plattdütscher
Vereen von Cole Camp
(Inquiries: Rt 2, Box 259, Cole Camp, MO 65325)
The pictures that are on these pages are of the eleventh unique production of the Plattdütsches Theoter. The purpose is to promote the Low German language and the local German heritage.
Many of the local residents' ancestors emigrated to America in the mid 1800's from Northern Germany, in an area called Niedersachsen, bringing with them their Low German language and culture.
Realizing how precious these ties are to their past, this theatrical production is their attempt to preserve this unique language and to encourage its use, especially for the children into whose hands they must place this challenge.
The Plattdütsches Vereen, with honor, dedicated this Low German Theater 2000 to Mr. Leonard Brauer, who has given unselfishly over the years, his love and energy to help promote this theater. To many of the patrons, he is "Mr. Low German Theatre". Leonard's mastery of both high and low German is appreciated by all who work with him. The Club salutes you and Thank You for the important role you play, not only in theatre, but also in the club.. Danke!
Now enjoy the pictures.. They were taken during the performance on Sunday, October 15, 2000.. If you print them, or use them in any way, please email me the details. I enjoy making these pictures available, but do ask that if you also enjoy them, let me know along with your ties to Cole Camp or how you found out about the pictures..
A video of the performance is available for $US12.00 plus shipping. For information, please contact The Low German Club, Rt 2, Box 259, Cole Camp, MO 65325..
There is also additional German-American
information along with a short sound clip from some of the performers at
http://www.dwelle.de/english/germanamericans/platt.html - enjoy!!
In order to see a larger
view of one of the small pictures, use the left mouse button and click
on the small picture. If you use the left mouse button, and click
on the date or time below a picture, you will then be able to see who is
in the picture - they are indexed by the time value. If then while
you are viewing who is in the picture and again click with the left mouse
on the time index to the left of the names, you will then see more information
about the skit being displayed. My appreciation to Mary Ann Adolph
for putting the list of names together for each picture - that was a tremendous
help in getting this organized.
Pictures taken by Art Heimsoth