One-woman performance was outstanding

Most everyone in Northern Michigan or anyone who sails the Great Lakes knows the story of the Presque Isle Lighthouse and George Parris. On Monday night at The Thunder Bay Theatre, there was another Parris star shining brightly. JennyLind Parris brought her one woman show “Carol Burnett, A Woman of Character,” to our beloved small town theatre.

It was a night to be remembered. As I walked in, no one knew what kind of star was about to perform, but the theatre artists and directors had a feeling and it worked out beautifully. There was an edge in the air before the performance began. It seemed liked an old family reunion of sorts and I’m sure the Light House Keeper was shining his bulb brightly, for his widowed bride Lorraine as she happily watched a beautiful relative pay tribute to the inimitable Carol Burnett.

Ms. JennyLind Parris told a story. She did not imitate; she wrote the story line and intricately brought out Carol Burnett’s history in a way that had the crowd cheering, laughing and at times in tears. It was a night to be remembered. JennyLind, come back soon.

Our little theatre is a true gem.

Scott Cheatham