The episode begins with a feature on PlaceBase Productions -- a new kind of theatre company led by Ashley Hanson and Andrew Gaylord. The two artists talk about their process of going into a town and collecting stories and writing an original play based on those stories. They then take the sidewalks and buildings of the community and turn them into a stage where the play is performed by local actors. "This process is transformational," said Scott Tedrick, the local newspaper editor who also acted in the three plays staged by PlaceBase Productions in Granite Falls over the past few years. "Our intent is to use theatre to remind communities of what they have," says Hanson. "Our goal is community revitalization."
The next segment of the program tells the history of the Grand Theater in Madison, Minnesota. Long time community champion Maynard Meyer, the owner and operator of KLQP FM, tells the story of how the original theater burnt down and was restored, only to fall into decline. However, The Grand was recently revitalized through the contributions of many volunteers and the city government. Several theater goers are interviewed in the episode including Molly Hacker, Stan Bjorgan and Charlie and JT Ulstad. "The Grand Theater is really supported by the community -- it is a gathering place for all of us and it gives something for the kids to do," says Meyer.
The love of dancing and how someone can turn a passion into a career is the subject of the final story about Sara Konsbruck of Morris, Minnesota. Konsbruck gave up a career as a school counselor to teach dance to young girls and to lead Zumba and other fitness classes to adults in the community. She choreographs many of her own routines and serves as a guest choreographer for University of Minnesota Morris Dance Ensemble productions. Konsbruck displays her grace, poise and determined work ethic in the program. "I like being busy," said Konsbruck with a laugh. "I love teaching and seeing people leave the studio with a big smile on their face," she adds.
Postcards viewers will also be treated to a performance of an original song by Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers at the Riversong Music Festival that is held every July in Hutchinson. The episode concludes with a performance by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame as he sings the song "It's Magic."