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Mummers stage western melodrama

The Mitkof Mummers continue the Mayfest tradition of community theater with a trip to the wild old west. This year’s musical melodrama is “Way out West in a Dress”. The first performance is tonight. Matt Lichtenstein stopped by to talk with cast and crew during rehearsal:
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The Mitkof Mummers perform “Way out West in a Dress” tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7 in the Wright Auditorium.

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