Laura and Mary Ingalls help their Ma in the kitchen, do their chores and dress in their Sunday clothes for a gracious dinner, which means finding a way to include and be nice to the mean-spirited and snooty Nellie. The girls see the lesson that prairie families rely on each other, whether well-to-do or threadbare, everybody has something to contribute. When the raging storm keeps Pa from securing the gifts he intended, the girls demonstrate they’ve internalized the lessons of inner fortitude and good will, and keep the spirit of Christmas alive.
Directed by Lori Portner
Lori is originally from Chicago but has spent most of her life in the Coulee Region. She received her BA in theatre, speech communication and English from UW-La Crosse. Through the years she has directed over 60 shows and has had the privilege of teaching countless students of all ages about theatre.