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LORAS PLAYERS

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LORAS PLAYERS. Iowa's oldest amateur theater group. Founded in 1910, the Players presented their most monumental performance, "Hid Battlements," thirty-six times during the centennial of the ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBUQUE for a total audience estimated at 21,000. The production required two hundred seventy costumes and had four hundred twenty roles performed by one hundred thirty six actors.

Perhaps the Players best-known graduate was television and movie star Don AMECHE who, in 1922, starred in The Shepherd in the Distance as a prince. He went on to make hundred of MOTION PICTURES.