Eden Prairie Players

Live Theater in Eden Prairie

2010 One Acts


 For One Day by Ryan M. Gage

Directed by Matt Kraft
 
Mickey: Lauren Schulke
Louis: David Durkee
Papa: Jim Melzer
Mary: Anne Howard
 

Mickey, a 16-year-old girl, visits her ailing grandfather with her dad one day at his assisted living home. She feels no connection to her grandfather, having rarely seen him as she grew up. Mickey’s father, Louis, struggles to connect with and understand his teenage daughter, who also struggles to understand her own family. He knows his own father, Papa, has limited time left and wants to make the most of it. Louis takes Mickey to visit her grandfather in hopes that she will get to know him as much as possible before he’s gone.


 

 

Storms, Sheets, and Show Tunes by Stacey Lane

Directed by Liz Michaelson
 
Skip: Uchenna Chidozie
Patty:  Deb Trebiatowski
James:  Reed Schulke
LaDonna:  Sarah Holmer
Edwin:  Doug White
Girl: Lauren Schulke
 

On the stage of the Hartman Theatre in Columbus, Ohio, a director and stage manager (both deceased) struggle to fill the position of Theater Ghost to replace the retiring Dr. Samuel J. Hartman, who not only built the theater in life, but who has haunted it for nearly sixty years since his demise. His are big shoes to fill, and selection of available talent is sadly lacking.


 

 

Mornin', Son a' Mine by Tom Deiker

Directed by Dan Reiva
 
Mother:  Jenny Zupancic
Son:  Donald Durkee 
 

In this powerful drama, a mother makes a radical proposal to save the life of her suicidal son. 

 

 

 

Back to Normal by Tom Moran

Directed by Liz Michaelson
 
Ted: Todd Hanson
Gina: Robyn Seaton
Melissa: AJ Kraemer
Mrs. Black: Linda Hayen
Mrs. Harriman:  Deb Schee
 

In a school psychiatrist's office, two parents meet with the psychiatrist and a federal official (She's from the government, and she's here to help) about the conduct and performance of their daughter at school. It seems she may suffer from Attention Surplus Disorder, making her a disruption in the classroom. Fortunately, with the right treatment, she can be brought "back to normal." Cheeky social satire.


 

 

WASP by Steve Martin

Directed by Stephen Houtz
 
Dad: Kerry Foerster
Mom: Gizelle Erickson
Sis: Christy Nix
Son: Mark Bauer
Female Voice: Robyn Seaton
Premier/Choirmaster/Roger: David Durkee 
 

In the fractured landscape of 50s suburbia, a prototypical white protestant family exists in a dark limbo of expectation and routine. Mom is surrounded by people but deeply alone, dad speaks in delicious platitudes, and the children fear anything new. The play vibrates with satire and dark lyrical irony as the family meanders blindly toward catastrophe.

 

 

 

Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage) by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman

Directed by Reed Schulke
 
Actor:  Kerry Foerster

Actress:  Kelly Ahlman

 

A touching and funny homage to Love Letters. A husband and wife portray the entire story of their marriage by reading the sticky notes they left each other over a lifetime together.  


Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage) by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman


Actor: The husband

Actress: The wife


A touching and funny homage to Love Letters. A husband and wife portray the entire story of their marriage by reading the sticky notes they left each other over a lifetime together. 


Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage) by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman


Actor: The husband

Actress: The wife


A touching and funny homage to Love Letters. A husband and wife portray the entire story of their marriage by reading the sticky notes they left each other over a lifetime together. 


Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage) by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman


Actor: The husband

Actress: The wife


A touching and funny homage to Love Letters. A husband and wife portray the entire story of their marriage by reading the sticky notes they left each other over a lifetime together.