Page Series: The Picnic Operetta

Sunday | September 16 | 3:00pm
Unity Park | Winona

Back by popular demand! Last season’s hit, The Picnic Operetta, returns to Winona’s Unity Park for another afternoon of music, food, and fun.

On the shores of Lake Superior, the company town is in trouble. The taconite plant has gone bust and jobs are leaving town fast. Meanwhile, the sleazy Doctor Falstaff has washed up on shore. He’s looking to sell a boat, eat some herring, and seduce some married women. Luckily, a trio of tough working gals has teamed up to chase the rat out of town. These working wives (a nurse, a park ranger, and a librarian) show the men in town who’s the Boss. Based on Otto Nicolai’s German opera The Merry Wives of Windsor, a bit of Minnesota history, and the music of Bruce Springsteen, this late summer harvest celebration offers local flavors with picnic bites shared with the audience and fun for everyone.

Tickets are not required but reservations are strongly encouraged. Reservations to this free event can be made at or calling (507) 457-1715. Free will donations accepted at the performance.

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