Eau Claire (WQOW) - Hmmmm. What is there to do tonight? Dinner out? A movie? Live music? Maybe a good play? Anything but another night of sitcoms and reality shows.
Isn't it nice to have options?
The Chippewa Valley Theater Guild is all about options. And opportunities. And Ann Sessions -- the Executive Director of the CVTG – is one of those people who work behind the curtain to provide you with options and opportunities.
It's Ann's job to fund an organization that is always talent rich and resource poor. It's her objective to secure a couple hundred thousand dollars a year to keep a roof over the Grand Little Theater, to keep the actors in sets and costumes, to pay for the electricity, and the rights to the scripts.
All so that you have a choice on a Friday night.
Sure, you could always go ninety–eight miles down the road to St. Paul or Minneapolis for your culture, but isn't it a good feeling to know that we can make our own culture right here, right now.
Ann can't sing or do Shakespeare. She isn't one of those basking in the bright lights. You won't see her name in the marquee. In fact, the idea of being on stage scares her to death. But without her endless effort, there'd be no stage, no lights, and no place for local talent and theater-lovers alike to go but west to The Cities where there's another "Ann" working to insure that you have options for what to do after work.
Ann Sessions, In Person. Only on WQOW News 18 -- where good journalism takes center stage.