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The cast and crew of "Marathon '33" First Row (left to right): Dalton Dunford; Izzy Dahl; Arimeta Diop; Natalie Shea; Jessica Mullenburg; Sonja Swanson; Sammie Thibert; Adrien Lohman. Second Row: Evan Hager; Abigale Brown; Abigale Berger; Jodi Stende; Olivia; Larson; Alexis Lohman; Madison Bryant; Amy Leopold. Third Row: Nathan Arel; Ross Wickland; Trever Johnson; Walker Degerness; Jeremy Brown; Becca Paul; Taylor Metcalf; Carly Cressman; Crissy Borud; Shelby Wilhelm; Evan Young; Austin Lamb. Back row...

"Marathon '33" show premieres on Friday

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The West Fargo High School Theatre will begin its season with the Midwest regional premiere of "Marathon '33" on Friday.

They are just the second group in the nation to perform this show.

"Marathon '33" depicts a four-month dance marathon in 1933. Dance marathons were a wildly popular fad during the Great Depression.

"They really were precursors to reality TV," director Adam Pankow. "People would come and dance for hours in these dance marathons."

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