Colder by the Lake Comedy Theatre records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains 11 items including posters and promotional materials, a program for the production of Alice in Tundraland, and a piece of letterhead stationery. All but one of the pieces are from the early 1980s.
- Majority of material found in 1984
- Colder by the Lake Comedy Theatre (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Colder by the Lake Comedy Theatre company was founded in Duluth by writer and director Margi Preus in 1983. Preus stepped down as artistic director in 2002, and Jean Sramek, her longtime collaborator and one of the original cast members, became the new artistic director at that time.
The theater’s tongue-in-cheek website explains their full name “Colder by the Lake Comedy Theatre …… you know it’s real theater when it’s spelled ‘theatre’” and gives a short history: “Since 1983, Colder by the Lake has worked with original and adapted material for the stage and for broadcast. In the future, we hope to transfer our material directly to the brains of our audience members via as-yet unpatented technology.” http://www.colderbythelake.com/
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Language of Materials
The collection contains 11 items including posters and promotional materials, a program for the production of Alice in Tundraland, and a piece of letterhead stationery.
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
- Arts Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Comedy Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Duluth (Minn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Performing arts Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Posters Subject Source: Local sources
- Programs Subject Source: Local sources
- Theater Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Colder by the Lake Comedy Theatre records
- Finding Aid Authors: M. Daivd.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001