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Karen CordesKaren Cordes

Karen Cordes is a consummate actress who has done numerous roles with many area community theaters including the Grande Olde Players, Baby D Productions, Bellevue Little Theatre and Gretna CommunityTheatre. One of her most memorable roles was as Ouiser in Steel Magnolias both on the Gretna stage and at the Grande Olde Players. Not only consistently good onstage, she is the one who will help out backstage, paint sets, sew costumes, whatever is needed. She comments, “ I’ve done a lot of shows, and it has never ever failed to be huge fun and totally worth doing.” This winter she did Lillian in Devil Sedan at the Baby D’s new location, a reading that had been done at the Great Plains Theatre Conference last Spring. Karen won best actress for her reading of Indiscretion at last year’s conference. Recently retired from UNMC in the research department, Karen wonders how she ever had time to work.