‘Donovan’s Daughters’ runs May 10-12 at CL Baptist School

Chisago Lakes Baptist School will hold its annual spring play next Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12. This year’s production, “Donovan’s Daughters,” is a musical comedy which channels elements of the Shakespeare’s classic “The Taming of the Shrew” into a setting of Seattle in the late 1880s.

The plot centers on the Shamus and Abigail Donovan and their five daughters. It is a Donovan family tradition that the eldest child must marry first, and that poses a problem because the firstborn, Katherine, is not the type to settle down. However, something must give in a town long on bachelors and short on eligible women.

Enter federal marshal Danny O’Brien, whom the men in town pin their hopes on in hoping to woo and tame the free-spirited Katherine and so make available her four younger sisters.

Add to the mix two feuding Native American tribes, three dim-witted lumberjacks and a botched kidnap scheme and you have all the elements for one of the most energetic romances the West has ever seen.

Each performance starts at 7:30 p.m. For Thursday’s show, general admission seating is $8 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under.

Seating is reserved for Friday and Saturday and tickets cost $10. Tickets can be picked up at the counter the night of the show. To reserve tickets, call (651) 257-4587, ext. 25.