|June and her mother|
(Jessica Scott and Nykeigh Larson)
|the cast of Anatomy of Gray|
I love stories of the Midwestern frontier because it's like watching my own ancestors tell their story. That's true of this story as well, and while it has some fantastical elements and more than one cliché, it's also grounded in reality and humanity. It shows us that people in the olden days weren't that different from us; they had hopes and dreams, fears and hardships, family and community. Anatomy of Gray continues through May 8 at Lyric Arts' Main Street Stage in charming downtown Anoka.