Cottonwood Community Drama

CCD is proud to present The Tin Woman! Performances will be in Buhler Hall from November 23-25th.

Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack’s death? Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life.

Bruce Penner (Co-Director) [email protected]

Charles Klippenstein (Co-Director) [email protected]

CCD Contacts

Charles Klippenstein 
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Bruce Penner
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In 2007, MCI Alumni came up with an idea of a drama that would include community, alumni and present students. It came to fruition with help from former MCI teacher Rudy Krahn, who sat in the director’s seat for many years. The name, Cottonwood, was derived from the amazing trees that surround MCI. Their roots are deep and strong and their branches continually reaching out.

The first Cottonwood Community Drama production took place in 2008 with a drama called Love Is A Raincoat. This fun drama was created and directed by MCI Alum, Ellie Reimer. This was the beginning of a fantastic journey binding the community with the school in a unique way.

Community member and MCI Parent, Charles Klippenstein, now acts as Director of CCD. Year after year the Cottonwood group has produced a drama at the end of November, with shows ranging from the comedic to the more dramatic. There have been new actors joining every year and many actors who come back year after year. Join us!

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