A Look into the Lives of Two Fabulous Capital Campaign Supporters

Ginny Leutgeb’s Original Play Wins Lakeshore’s Annual Contest!


Ginny Leutgeb (right) in Everybody Loves Opal, 2013

Last fall, 292 novice and published writers from around the world entered Lakeshore’s 12th annual ten-minute play writing contest. Our dedicated play reading committee reviewed each submission and selected the ten best original plays from the contest for their world premieres on the Lakeshore stage.

The playwright’s identities are not revealed until the very end, and we were all thrilled to discover that longtime Lakeshore artist and Capital Campaign Committee Member, Ginny Leutgeb’s play “Whodunit 101” was among the winners! Come see Ginny’s play, and the other nine winners at the 12th Annual Ten Minute Play Festival, held two weekends only, June 2-12.

Why join us? To quote a line from one of our first Festival plays, because “It’s FUN!”


Dr. Reid Smith’s Beautiful Certified Wildlife Garden Featured in Star Tribune


Dr. Reid Smith in his home gardens in Dellwood

Birds of many species feel right at home nesting in the wetlands and woodlands of Lakeshore friend Reid Smith and LaWayne Leno. They have transformed their Dellwood yard into a wildlife sanctuary—a paradise of blooms and habitat — and one of the Star Tribune’s Beautiful Gardens winners. You can read all about it in a recent article here.

We plan to hold a donor cultivation event in their beautiful home this summer and look forward to enjoying the garden first hand. More details to come!

Lakeshore Players Featured in the Star Tribune

We were thrilled to see the Light The Stage! Capital Campaign featured in a Star Tribune article on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

A special thanks to White Bear Lake Mayor Jo Emerson (and Honorary Campaign Chair) for her words of support for this project. Lakeshore Players is fortunate to have the City of White Bear Lake as a firm advocate for arts economic development projects.

Want to get involved? Contact us to join the Capital Campaign Committee, make a financial gift, or connect us with potential business and artistic partners. Call Executive Director Joan Elwell at 651-429-2316 or email joan@lakeshoreplayers.org today!