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Student playwright presents “Minchin’s”

The Carroll University Theater Arts Program and Carroll Players present “Minchin’s,” a production by Playwright in Residence Trisha Himmler.

By - Apr 4th, 2014 03:23 pm
Natasha Goeller and Alexis Furseth. Photo by Robert Colletta.

Natasha Goeller and Alexis Furseth. Photo by Robert Colletta.

WAUKESHA, WIS. – The Carroll University Theater Arts Program and Carroll Players present “Minchin’s,” a production by Playwright in Residence Trisha Himmler, a senior from Van Dyne, Wis. “Minchin’s” will be performed Friday, April 11, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., in Otteson Theatre, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha.

Purchase tickets at; $10 adults, $5 seniors/Carroll parents/Carroll alumni, and free for students with a valid ID. This show is not appropriate for children younger than age 12.

“Minchin’s” is a dark and modern adaptation of the 1905 short story, “A Little Princess,” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, in which Sara Crewe finds herself at the mercy of Miss Minchin, a vindictive boarding school headmistress. It is directed by Jenn Dobby, lecturer in theatre arts. Himmler developed “Minchin’s” as part of her senior capstone project, including three years of drafts and revisions to the text.

Himmler is a double major in graphic communication-design management and theatre arts, with a minor in fine arts administration. She has held roles as a playwright, actor, director and Arts Administration Fellow in Otteson Theatre. Last August, her play “Out the Window” was performed as part of 20% Theatre Company Chicago’s Snapshots Festival.

For more information, contact the Theatre Arts Office at 262.524.7302 or

About Carroll University
Carroll, Wisconsin’s oldest four-year institution of higher learning, is an independent, co-educational comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Incorporated in 1846, it offers bachelor’s degrees in 57 majors and master’s degrees in business administration, education, exercise physiology, graphic communication, nursing, physician assistant studies and software engineering, as well as a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. For more information, visit

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One thought on “Student playwright presents “Minchin’s””

  1. lesley saunders says:

    miss goeller iam so sorry for your daughter death but I know I had a crush on your daughter when I use to work with your daughter at kandu barberry and she was a my best friend I ever had and she was a sweetheart

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