Ole & Lena Live
"Ole & Lena's 50th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal"
Saturday, May 8, 2021
2:00 P.M., Doors Open 1:00 P.M.
In Advance: 18 and Under $10; adults $20
At the Door: 18 and Under $10; adults $25
The lovable, dim-witted Scandinavian couple of Ole & Lena have come to life in the comedic stylings of the internationally known husband and wife team of Michael and Julie Bateson. Using the small Southeastern Minnesota town of Potsdam as Ole & Lena’s home town, the Bateson’s bring the entire population of Potsdam, Minnesota; not to mention the crazy extended Gustafson family, to life through well timed phone calls that are made or received by Ole and Lena.
In “Ole & Lena’s 50th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal” Lena sees a couple renew their vows on Dr. Phil and decides that's what she and Ole are going to do for their 50th wedding anniversary; but the only thing on Ole's mind these days is the Lodge's ice fishing tournament, and how he and his neighbor, Sven, are going to win the "whole deal." Will Lena get Ole to the altar to renew his vows? Will Ole talk Sven into covering for him so they can both fish in the tournament? Find out in this comedy about love, marriage, and growing old together.
The Bateson’s perform in theatres in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. In between theatre performance, Mike and Julie perform for private groups, fundraisers, congregations and corporate meetings. Ole and Lena’s home spun humor strikes a chord with a wide variety audiences of all ages.
When not performing, Mike and Julie are very involved in their community and enjoy spending as much time as possible with their Daughters’ families trying to keep up with their 4 grandchildren. Both Julie and Mike are very active in their church and from time to time incorporate the traits of the congregations into their plays and sketches.