State Theatre

The following events are at The Zumbrota State Theatre.

Event Information:

  • Fri

    Book and Ballad: Hundred Miles to Nowhere

    7:30 PMZumbrota State Theatre

    Free event sponsored by ZAAC and the Zumbrota Public Library
    Free will donations appreciated

    Book and Ballad: Hundred Miles to Nowhere
    45-60 minutes
    A concert, reading, and author Q&A with writer/songwriter Elisa Korenne

    When Elisa Korenne took a month’s break from New York City to be the resident singer-songwriter in New York Mills, Minnesota, she didn’t intend to stay. Then she fell in love with the local outdoorsman/insurance guy, Chris. One cross-country romance later, Elisa gave up subways, theater, and her Brooklyn apartment to become the 1,153rd resident of a rural town ninety miles from the nearest metropolitan area, Fargo. She had to resort to moonshine to stay sane.

    The barista knew her weekend plans before she did. The postmaster set up gigs for her behind her back. Chris expected her to eat roadkill for dinner. And you wouldn’t believe the uproar when the Finnish Lutherans in town learned she was Jewish. Despite a gun-toting Millennialist neighbor and the furnace dying at twenty-six below, Elisa marries Chris anyway. Then a tornado threatens to destroy the home she has finally made for herself.

    HUNDRED MILES TO NOWHERE: AN UNLIKELY LOVE STORY (North Star Press, June 2017) explores what happens when a singer-songwriter moves from New York City to rural Minnesota and discovers somewhere, and someone, in the middle of nowhere.