Theatre L'Homme Dieu

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Theatre L'Homme Dieu

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        Theatre L'Homme Dieu was founded in 1961 as a joint project between the city of Alexandria, Minnesota and representatives of St. Cloud State University. Members of these two communities created the Performing Arts Foundation. The goal of the foundation was to stage open-air performances by students and directors of St. Cloud State University (along with actors and actresses from outside of the college) in Alexandria, a town in Minnesota's lake country with ample tourism in the summer. The first performance at Theatre L'Homme Dieu was "See How They Run" on June 27, 1961. Budget problems caused St. Cloud State University to terminate their support for the theatre in 1985.

        The presidents of the Performing Arts Foundation were either faculty or administrators at St. Cloud State University. The position was held by:

        George Budd, 1961-1965

        Robert H. Wick, 1966-1971

        Charles J. Graham, 1972-1981

        Brendan J. McDonald, 1982-1983

        Harvey Paul Jurik, 1984

        Brendan J. McDonald, 1985-1986

        Don Sikkink, 1987-1989

        Ralph Tillitt, 1990-1993

        Claudia Bursch, 1993-1998


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