Eden Prairie Players

Live Theater in Eden Prairie

The 2014 Collection of One Acts

We have selected seven short plays to make up a delightful evening (or afternoon) of theater. We're excited to be including two plays penned by Eden Prairie Players actors Beth Tangeman (Funny MoneyThe Dining RoomFuneral Parlor) and Brandon Holscher (The Dining Room). 

 

September 12, 13 at 7:30 pm.
September 14 at 2:00 pm.
September 18 - 20 at 7:30 pm.
September 21 at 2:00 pm.

Riley-Jacques Barn (Map)

 

Tickets are $15 at the door or $13 online (plus a small service charge). The Thursday, September 18 show is pay-what-you-can at the door.

 

 

Ferris Wheel

by Mary Miller

Directed by Gizelle Erickson 

 

The unlikely love story of two lonely people who are forced to ride together on an old country Ferris wheel. She's afraid of heights. He's afraid to quit smoking. They are both afraid of each other.

 

John: Mike Oslund

Dorie: Lori Alsdurf 

 

Framed

Written and directed by Brandon Holscher


An artist, living in San Francisco, returns to her childhood home in Montana to spend “twilight” time with her father.

 

Andrea: Anna Lakin
Henry: Tim Rawerts
 

Me And My Shadow

by Rich Orloff

Directed by Matthew Kraft


Two women who were friends in high school get together 25 years later. What they say out loud and what they think inside are radically different.

 

Susanne: Pamela Sakayan
Susie: Meg Hillary
Andrea: Laura Siskoff
Andi: Megan McKeown
Jacqueline: Wendy Hathaway
Jacquie: Taryn Verley
 

Tummy Trouble

Written and directed by Beth Tangeman


A Big City Man takes a communal cab ride through a small rural Wisconsin Town.

 

Warren: Paul Modderman
Jim: David Durkee
Nadine: Deborah Schee
Charlotte: Fran Bohlke
Ted: Steve Mars
 

The Last Days of Wonder

by Tess Light

Directed by Warren Sampson 


Mother is dying, and there ain't a damn thing her daughters, Sue and Imogen, can do about it. Imogen, in her flighty way, can accept this, but Sue has always been closer to Mother, and isn't letting her mom give up without a fight. But in truth, Sue is too distressed to understand what might be best for the ill woman, so it's up to Mother to teach some final lessons to ease Sue along the path to acceptance.

 

Mother: Martha Wigmore
Sue: Audrey Callerstrom
Imogen: Christy Nix
 

What You Don’t Know

by Mora Harris

Directed by Rhianna Picht 


Two highway workers deal with roadkill and broader issues with how we handle death.

 

Troxler: Jennifer Kaune

Ripley: Brian Coffin

Understudy: Eric Motzko

 

And What a Damn Fine Morning It Is 

by Trace Crawford

Directed by Reed Schulke 


Two suburban male stereotypes emerge from their houses one morning. As they exchange niceties, it becomes apparent that beneath their pleasant facade lies a deep-seated resentment of the other. What follows is a flurry of consumerist one-upmanship, culminating in the revelation of the true source of their competition.

 

Ted: Steve Ramirez

Jim: Chris Maresca