Monday, October 08, 2012

Page Series welcomes Winona native Simone Perrin

WINONA, Minn. — Winona native Simone Perrin, joined by Dan Chouinard, will present some sweet songs and dandy accordion playing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre.

Simone Perrin is a Minneapolis-based theater artist, accordionista and chanteuse. She’s also an artist and composer. She has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion” and premiered two shows at the 2006 Minnesota Fringe Festival, her one–woman show, “Tall Tale of a Broken Heart,” and “In Hopes of Claudia” with Kevin Kling.

She grew up on the banks of the mighty Mississippi in Winona, where she learned that singing for your supper is OK, houseboats are the best way to enjoy a lazy river, and family is the most important. After school in Ohio and years in New York, she came back to the Midwest. Settling in the Twin Cities, she has collaborated with storyteller Kevin Kling on numerous projects, as well as performed with everyone from Prudence Johnson to The Brass Messengers. Perrin is inviting Chouinard to join her for an evening of new songs, stories and fun.

The audience is invited to dress up in ball gowns, suits and tuxedos for this event; gift cards will be given away for “best dressed” attendees.

Tickets for this Page Series performance are $20 for adults for $15 for seniors and students. Tickets for these events are available at the SMU Box Office, (507) 457-1715 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or online at