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Lizzie Cummings plays a woman who wants to adopt a child -- this one portrayed by Mitch Delaney -- in the Farmington High School spring drama, The Orphan Train. The production will run Thursday through Saturday at Boeckman Middle School.

Farmington High School presents 'The Orphan Train'

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For years, Farmington High School teacher Beth Breiland found comedies for the annual fall play. This year, the fall play was moved to the spring play, and Breiland decided to try something different -- a drama.


The drama she found is called The Orphan Train, and it will be presented by FHS theater students this week.

"I liked the story because it's historical in nature," Breiland said. "It's a part of US history most people don't know about."

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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