The trials and tribulations of a 13-year-old girl never seem to change: sibling rivalry, boys, school dances, boys, homework, and… boys!
Young Clotilde “Coco” Irvine, is the daughter of a lumber baron living in a fashionable Summit Avenue mansion during the Jazz Age. For Christmas she is given a diary in which she faithfully chronicles the ups and downs of the rollercoaster that is her thirteenth year of life, 1927. Coco’s Diary leads audiences on a winsome romp alongside our smart, adventurous, mischievous heroine surrounded by the beguiling music of the 1920s. It is charming, funny and delightful entertainment for the entire family.
About the Book:
On Christmas Day, 1926, twelve-year-old Clotilde “Coco” Irvine received a blank diary as a present. From January 1 through December 31, 1927, Coco carefully recorded her adventures, problems, and romances with a lively wit and a droll sense of humor. As a grandmother, Coco thought her family might enjoy reading the book so she set about having it printed as a simple book. But ill with cancer, she was not able to finish the project. Coco died in the summer of 1975 at the age of 61. Her sister Olivia carried on the task and hired a printer make about 100 copies. Fortunately, some of Coco’s possessions were donated to the Minnesota Historical Society after her death. That gift included a printed copy of the diary, which was found by local journalist Peg Meier who took the book to the University of Minnesota Press to be reprinted, and also handed the diary to History Theatre's artistic director with a recommendation to turn it into a play.
Through No Fault of My Own will be available for purchase at History Theatre during the run of Coco's Diary
|Thursday, March 1||8:00 pm||Preview|
|Friday, March 2||8:00 pm||Preview|
|Saturday, March 3||8:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 4||2:00 pm|
|Tuesday, March 6||10:00 am|
|Thursday, March 8||10:00 am|
|Thursday, March 8||8:00 pm|
|Friday, March 9||8:00 pm|
|Saturday, March 10||8:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 11||2:00 pm|
|Thursday, March 15||10:00 am|
|Thursday, March 15||8:00 pm|
|Friday, March 16||8:00 pm|
|Saturday, March 17||2:00 pm|
|Saturday, March 17||8:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 18||2:00 pm|
|Thursday, March 22||8:00 pm|
|Friday, March 23||8:00 pm|
|Saturday, March 24||8:00 pm|
|Sunday, March 25||2:00 pm||Sold Out|
A free post-show discussion featuring Coco's daughter, Vicki Ford, who spent many years of her childhood visiting her mother's family home on Summit Avenue, and author Peg Meier who came across Clotilde Irvine's diary in the archives of the Minnesota Historical Society, and turned it into a published novel and brought it to the attention of History Theatre's artistic director.
Bring your friends and make a night of it! Perfect for a girls’ night out!
One price includes six drink tickets to use at the concessions stand and six tickets to the 8 p.m. performance on March 9.
$210 for Tier 1
$180 for Tier 2
A free post-show discussion with Peg Meier, the author who came across Clotilde Irvine's diary in the archives of the Minnesota Historical Society, and turned it into a published novel and brought it to the attention of History Theatre's artistic director.
A free post-show discussion with the cast of Coco's Diary.
A free post-show discussion with the cast of Coco's Diary and Peg Meier, the author who came across Clotilde Irvine's diary in the archives of the Minnesota Historical Society, turned it into a published novel, and brought it to the attention of History Theatre's artistic director.