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Frac mining play, film in area towns next week

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The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative , based in Wykoff, and the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre, of Minneapolis, will present a tour of "Let's Talk About Sand," a performance designed to encourage discussion of the frac-sand mining industry.

The performances take place at cities in southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa next week.

"Let's Talk About Sand" features a 15-minute performance of "What the Frack?" using hand-painted imagery and live music. Performers are actors from the region and Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre. The program also includes a screening of the documentary film "The Price of Sand."

The performance schedule:

Monday — 4 p.m. at Zumbrota Public Library; 6:30 p.m. at Cannon Falls Public Library

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Tuesday — 7 p.m. at Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro

Wednesday — 6:30 p.m. Decorah Public Library, Decorah, Iowa

Thursday — 6:30 p.m. Spring Valley Public Library

Friday — 4 p.m. Chatfield Public Library

Admission is free.

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