The world of theatre is represented by twin masks of comedy and tragedy.
In Duluth, nostalgia also enters the picture—especially when the old NorShor Theatre is mentioned.
“There are so many people here who have vivid memories of the NorShor—it was the first place they saw a movie, and so forth,” notes Christine Gradl Seitz, executive and artistic director with the Duluth Playhouse theatre company.
“In fact, I also met someone who said their grandmother was in vaudeville and had performed on stage at the NorShor. That would have been way back in the 1930s,” she adds. “It definitely has a special place in many people’s hearts.”