in Low German by local residents.
Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13, 2002
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 13th unique production of the Plattdütsches Theoter. The purpose is to promote the Low German language and the local German heritage.
Cole Camp, Missouri, the origin of a contemporary Low German Theater, presents this production performed entirely in Low German by local residents.
It is a privilege to present our Low German Theater to you. To present our beautiful language in the form of a Low German Theater is a unique experience both for us and for you, our loyal patrons. To keep this language alive is indeed a challenge and we hope our theater is a vehicle for this. Our dream is to pass this custom of language, heritage and music to our youth, hoping they will come to realize how important it is.
Our theater this year is dedicated to our performers - whether they perform in front or behind the curtain or serve on the many committees that are necessary to make the theater a success. Without our loyal people, not only in our club, but also in the community, this production could not be accomplished. To you our beautiful people, we salute you!
Producers - Arlene Schlesselman and Leonard Brauer
Director - Maggie McDermott
Video - All Occasion Video
Audio - Doyle Richter
Pianist - Jeanette Von Holten
Scriptwriters and Translators:
Olga Borchers, Mildred Heimsoth, Evelyn Goosen, Lenore Harms, Leonard Brauer and Arlene Schlesselman.
Milton Von Holten - Chairman, Jack Stevenson, Walter Jenzen, Leon Stelling, Fred Oelrichs and Ryan Oelrichs.
Leon Stelling - Chairman, Fred Oelrichs, Ryan Oelrichs, Milton Von Holten, Janice Gerken and Arlene Schlesselman.
Jane Jenzen - Chairman, Rosalie Jagels, Lenore Harms and Jane Miller.
Elaine Miesner, Raelene Bain and Arlene Schlesselman.
Igne Malsey - Chairman, Elsie Harms, Alice Balke and Diane Stelling.
Fred Grabau - Chairman, Marcus Harms, James Gertz, Wilma Gertz and members of the Plattdütscher Vereen.
Henry Vogler and Larry Balke - Co-Chairman, Milton Heimsoth, Carlene Heimsoth, Ralph Britz, Robert Owens, Marcus Harms and Jim Gertz.
Della Mae Grabau - Chairman, Jessie Stevenson, Irene Brandt and Patricia Beckman.
Donna Mae Heimsoth - Chairman, Marge Gerken, Carlene Heimsoth, Ruth Bockelman, LaVerne Mills, Madeline Britz, LaVerne Monsees, Alice Balke, Don Donath and Edith Donath.
Edgar Gerken - Chairman, Jack Stevenson, Vernon Stelling, Larry Balke, Paul Miller and Lawrence Balke.
Tutoring of Children - Lenore Harms
Parents of - Alex, Taron, Noah and Jordan (skit 5)
Benton R-1 School - Use of Gymnasium
Telephone Calling - Laura Mueller
Ticket Sales - Cash's Grocery, Heimsoth Insurance - Stover, Tea Cart, PJ's Emporium and Tom Lee
Promotional News Articles - Cole Camp Courier.
The Gemischter Chor: Jeannette Von Holten, Director
Raelene Bain, Patricia Beckman, Olga Borchers, Shirley Cash, Alicia Cole, Fern Faaborg, Sharon Foraker, Janice Gerken, Josephine Gerken, Evelyn Goosen, Elsie Harms, Lenore Harms, Carlene Heimsoth, Donna Mae Heimsoth, Marilyn Heimsoth, Mildred Heimsoth, Arleen Miesner, Elaine Miesner, Esther Schlesselman, Sandy Schlesselman, Vonda Veale, Roxy Viebrock and Carol Williams
Eugene Beckman, Brandon Cole, Curt Dieckman, Curtis Harms, Eldon Harms, Marcus Harms, Randy Harms, Neil Heimsoth, Derek Hoehns, Tim Knoernschild, Glenn Miesner, Ryan Oelrichs, Jonathan Peterson, Steven Pritzel, Leon Stelling, Vernon Stelling, Jack Stevenson, Jason Veale, Bill Viebrock, Milton Von Holten, Jim Wilshusen and George Wimmer.
The Kinderchor: Susan Prisendorf, Accompanist/Director, Neil Heimsoth, Manager
Jordan Alpers, Bethany Cole, Noah Kelly, Taron Luetjen, Amber Oelrichs, Shelby Prisendorf, Cole Schlesselman, Tyler Schlesselman, Abby Veale, Nathaniel Veale and Audra Warden.
Mildred Heimsoth, President of Plattdütscher Vereen of Cole Camp
Mildred Heimsoth and Leonard Brauer, Master of Ceremonies
Mildred Heimsoth, Leonard Brauer and Reinhart Brandt, Story Tellers.
Two special guests - Judi Laird, from New York, and Hella Albers of Germany.
Several pictures of two of our German Singers - something to watch and hear.
Neil Heimsoth and Eugene Beckman.
EEN BESÜNNERLICHEN OBEND
The "lovers" enjoy a special night out. Their evening is interrupted quickly.
Delores Shireman, Roy Ehlers, Fred Oelrichs, Hilmer Hobein.
Couples: Walter and Jane Jenzen, Paul and Judy Miller.
LEEVE MUDDER (Dear Mother)
Three loving daughters try to outdo each other in giving gifts to their aged mother. Mother, however, has the last laugh.
Marilyn Heimsoth, Ethelene Jagels and Rosalie Jagels.
DAT APKÖPEN GEGEN DAT BETAHLEN (The Bribe Versus the Payoff)
The guys are passionate about golfing and try to finagle getting out of the house for a special golf tournament. Much thought is put into "buying" the wife's permission.
Pete Stelling, Vernon Stelling, Fred Oelrichs and Raymond Schlesselman.
A good Samaritan does a good deed. His wift questions why.
Florine Hobein, Hilmer Hobein and Rosalie Jagels
A few of our guests during Intermission on Sunday afternoon.
DE LETZTE SCHOOLDAG (The Last Day of School)
It's the last day of school and there is an exchange of gifts. One gift in particular creates a surprise.
Evelyn Goosen, Alex Cash, Taron Luetjen, Noah Kelly and Jordan Alpers.
DAT SCHMECKT GOOT (That Tastes Good)
A farmer and his wife show hospitality to a stranger. Hospitality is often misunderstood.
Ethelene Jagels, Leonard Bockelman and Roy Ehlers.
DE WELT IS LÜTT (It's a Small World)
A bartender's observations of a typical evening in the local establishment proves to be very interesting.
Mildred Heimsoth, Elaine Miesner, Olga Borchers, Fern Marie Faaborg, Glenn Miesner, Walter Jensen, Fred Oelrichs and Raymond Schlesselman.
DE GLÜCKLICHE VERKÖPER (The Successful Salesman)
The boss is mystified about his new salesman. The salesman seems very confident about his ability to sell.
Raymond Schlesselman and Eugene Beckman.
DE KLOCK VERTELLT (The Telltale Clock)
The husband has had a night out with "the boys". The wife has another complaint.
Elaine Miesner and Glenn Miesner.
The curtain calls for cast and stage hands.
Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
Pictures taken by Art
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