So what does a 15-square-mile nation in Europe do when a California winemaker copycats their only valuable export, gives it a similar name, and floods the market at a fraction of the cost?

Why, declare war on the United States, of course! That way they can lose quickly — and before long, aid money will pour in the from America. But when the overly earnest forest ranger they put in charge and his rag tag army of medieval longbowmen actually capture an important general, a famous physicist and his newest invention, little Grand Fenwick suddenly finds that they are the most powerful nation in the world.

This is the plot of the Menomonie High School fall play, “The Mouse That Roared”, a hilarious political satire set in the height of the Cold War.

Performances will be held in the MHS Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Nov 9, 10 and 11 and at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12. Available at the door, tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 62+, and $3 for students K-12.

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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