NEW ULM - New Ulm Actors Community Theatre (NUACT) and Turner Hall will celebrate the "History of Beer, Part I" a play written by NUACT's Paul Warshauer at Turner Hall, on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6 pm.
A full dinner, three beer pairings, and the three act show are included in the ticket price of $25 per person. Tickets are available in the Turner Hall Rathskeller, at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, or by calling (507) 359-9990. Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited.
The play celebrates the 156th Stiftungsfest (Foun-der's Day) of the New Ulm Turnervein and is also part of the 2012-2013 New Ulm Actors Community Theatre Season. The show features Tim Babel, Dmitri Baumgart, Clair Bunda, Paul Henning, Tara Kokesch, Lori Mathiowetz, Paulie Warshauer, and Jerry Chamberlain, as the Troubadour. Chamberlain will sing songs that are "beer related."
The cast will present, in a humorous fashion, the history of beer from prehistoric times through the advent of beer-pong stopping along the way to visit the Sumerians, Pharaohs, Charlemagne, Carrie Nation, and Louis Pasteur, who turns out to be both a friend and a foe of beer!
Warshauer promises Part II, III, etc. if the interest is there. "I have wanted to write a pageant about beer and here is my chance!" He admits that he is also a fan of Tanqueray Gin but there are no plans for a play about Gin & Tonics at this time. He does offer that "Someday I will write a great play about Cuban cigars but that will take research and a trip to Havana."
The meal will be served in between the short acts of the play. The menu consists of the 1st Course, Raspberry vinaigrette salad paired with a Premium Schell's selection. The 2nd Course will be Oktoberfest beer battered chicken served with a sample of Schell's Oktoberfest and the 3rd Course is a White chocolate mousse served with a sample of Schell's Stout.
For more information about the dinner or to reserve a spot contact Turner Hall at (507) 354-4916, stop in the Turner Hall Rathskeller, or the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce. For more information about the play contact NUACT at (507) 359-9990.