by Playwright Kathy Ray

Friday, September 19 • 2:00pm and
Saturday, September 20 • 7:30pm

(see below)

Theater production "Playing with Memories" • Sept 19 @2pm • Sept 20 @ 7:30pm
Central Square Cultural and Civic Center
The original school building
Central Square front entrance
The Promenade
Art deco features of the building
Second Floor Gallery
The historic auditorium
M. Sahlberg/J. Benson art exhibit • Aug. 27–Sep. 29 • Second Floor Gallery
M. Sahlberg/J. Benson art exhibit • Aug. 27–Sep. 29 • Second Floor Gallery



Get ready for our 2014-2015 concert series! We have an awesome lineup that you just won’t want to miss. Save money and buy a season pass: $75 for 6 shows. Considering we have a ballet company and world-reknown performers coming, this is an excellent deal! And…you can reserve your seat of choice for the whole year! Concerts begin September 19, but the season pass deal ends September 12. Call the office at 320-634-0400 today!


Check out our {featured artist} website page about our featured artists. Famed Alexandria talents of Myron Sahlberg who specializes in portrait painting, and Jewett Benson who has wonderful still life and landscapes of rural Minnesota, have their exhibit in our Second Floor Gallery from August 27th through September 29th. Their reception show will be September 20th, 5:30–7:30pm, before Playing with Memories play which will include free hors d’oeuvres and beverage! You are welcome to view their exhibit now M–Th, 10am–4pm.


Friday, September 19 at 2:00pm, and Saturday, September 20 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 at the door, $18 advanced sale, or included in our season pass (see above). “Playing With Memories” is an original play that dramatizes stories of growing up in West Central Minnesota during earlier times. The scenes and songs are rooted in the reminiscences of childhood by a core group of elders living in the Minnewaska Lutheran Home, Lakeview Good Samaritan, and the Glenwood Retirement Village, and created collaboratively under the artistic direction of local Playwright Kathy Ray and Singer/Songwriter, Patty Kakac. It will be performed by an inter-generational cast of Pope County people along with the residents who created the production. This activity was made possible by an Arts Access grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund.

We welcome you to Central Square!

The old Glenwood High School is a restored, historic landmark and under the care of Central Square Cultural and Civic Center, a non-profit organization. We are the home to concerts, events, galleries, exhibitions, art classes, individual businesses, and more. Central Square is dedicated to fostering the arts in our community, by hosting world-renowned musicians and artists.