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'Owl and Pussycat' comedy on stage June 21-25

Highland Summer Theatre continues with “Owl and Pussycat.”

Minnesota State Mankato Department of Theater & Dance News Release [6-9-11]

Highland Summer Theatre at Minnesota State University, Mankato will continue its 45th annual season with Bill Manhoff’s comedy “The Owl and the Pussycat” with performances at 7:30 p.m. June 21-25 in the Andreas Theatre. It is sponsored by the Minnesota State Mankato TRIO Programs.

Directed by faculty member Paul Finocchiaro, who played Mr. Boddy in the second show, “Clue: The Musical,” the cast consists of J. Alexander Coe, spring BFA Musical Theatre graduate, and Zillah Glory Langsjoen, 2002 Theatre Arts graduate and Mankato native. Coe has already appeared in both shows this summer and will also be seen as Rooster in the season closer, “Annie,” July 7-9 & 13-16. Langsjoen appeared in the first Andreas Theatre production, “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof,” as Maggie in the summer of 2000 during her illustrious student career.

In a San Francisco loft, aspiring author Felix focuses his binoculars on a prostitute plying her trade. He complains to the landlord, has her evicted and finds he has trouble pounding on his door in the form of Doris, not a prostitute but an aspiring “model and actress.” She figures he owes her a bed for the night, an arrangement that leads to hilarity. Alan Alda and Diana Sands took the roles on Broadway, George Segal and Barbra Streisand on film. Minnesota State Mankato presented The Owl and the Pussycat in 1968 and 1970.

Individual tickets for “The Owl and the Pussycat” are $14.50 regular, $13.00 discount (seniors over age 65, youth under 16 and groups of 15 or more) and $10 for current Minnesota State Mankato students. They may be purchased online at or by calling or stopping by the Theatre & Dance Box Office between 4 & 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 507-389-6661.

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