Schuyler, NE – On the occasion of Nebraska’s 150th birthday, One’s Company with actress Pippa White will be performing Far as the Eye Can See at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at St. Benedict Center, 4 miles north of Schuyler. This show tells true stories of the prairie and its people: the early pioneers who crossed it, the later pioneers who settled it, the brave people of the Dust Bowl, and the Native American people who struggled to keep the prairie that once belonged only to them.
One’s Company is a collection of one-woman shows featuring Pippa White. Pippa grew up in San Francisco, appeared regularly on television as a child, trained at the American Conservatory Theater Academy, and for five years was seen as hostess of a daily morning television show on ABC. Moving to the Midwest led to her pursuing an education, starting a family, and reestablishing a career with work in theaters, arts in education programs, and finally, not just one, but several one-woman shows drawing on many different sources for a collection of unusual and entertaining solo productions.
Ms. White calls her unique, captivating, and touching performances “part theatre, part storytelling, part history.” She has a love of dialects and accents, which she tries to incorporate into her shows. Some of her dialects come naturally, thanks to a British father, and both her parents spent considerable time in England. “Other children came home to milk and cookies after school,” she says. “I came home to afternoon tea!” Her parents often recounted amusing stories in dialect. However, not all Ms. White’s dialects come easily. She uses the International Phonetic Alphabet (her mother taught speech and dialects at San Francisco State University) and she is always trying new dialects and accents.
Advance & Senior/Student Tickets are $7; tickets at the door are $9. Reservations can be made by calling 402-352-8819.