The Northfield Arts Guild will join with the Cannon River Watershed Partnership to sponsor a reading of the play "Duck," by local playwright Christine Kallman on March 8 at 4 p.m. at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 W. 3rd St. The reading will serve as the capstone project for a 2014 Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council McKnight Individual Artist Grant. The reading is free and open to the public.

In the play, Alice, her sister, Brenda, and two other members of a small investment club make a working retreat at a remote northern Minnesota lake. An oil spill on the lake suddenly throws into high relief their radically different personalities and points of view as they re-examine their investments. Insinuating her way into the conflict is Alice’s indomitable mother, Eleanor, and Eleanor’s beloved duck. Should the women allow the condition of one duck to change their thinking?

This activity is made possible by the generosity of the McKnight Foundation through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.

For more information contact Christine Kallman at or (507) 645-8788.