Eden Prairie Players

Live Theater in Eden Prairie

Winter Play

The Man Who Came To Dinner

by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
directed by Stephen Houtz  

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Stanley are thrilled when Sheridan Whiteside, a brilliant, witty, and widely beloved radio celebrity, accepts their invitation to dinner on his tour through their little town of Mesalia, Ohio. However, when Whiteside injures himself by slipping on a piece of ice on their doorstep, and is confined to their home for the better part of December, the Stanleys are not so pleased with the change in their household. Brilliant, witty, and highly beloved he may be, but Whiteside has the behavior of a mischievous, sarcastic, entitled princeling, and he does not suffer fools. Demanding control of the entire household -- on top of the $150,000 for which he is suing Mr. Stanley -- in recompense for his injury, Whiteside commandeers the telephone, fills the library with penguins and cockroaches, and invites a band of paroled convicts over for lunch. And that's just the beginning!

Cast List

  

Mrs. StanleyMegan Rowe
Miss PreenStephanie Gleeson
Richard StanleyGrant Ertl
June StanleyBridget Foy
John, the ButlerBill Skar
Sarah, the cookAmy Pepler
Mrs. DexterGina Light
Mrs. McCutcheonMargaret Houska
Mr. StanleyDavid Durkee
Maggie CutlerSelma Petterson
Dr. BradleyMichael Moesenthin
Sheridan WhitesideDan Stephans
Harriet StanleyRose Johnson
Bert JeffersonJames Wilsford
Beverly Carlton & MetzMikey Baker
LorraineLori Alsdurf
SandyTim Williams
Westcott & EnsembleNicholas Kuehne
Banjo & EnsembleMatthew Wehling
EnsembleDennis Walsh

Women's One Acts

WOA! Our First Women's One Acts

The plays for our first annual production of one acts by women, and directed by women, have been selected.

Dates:
May 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th
Riley-Jacques Barn

Our selections:

Joyland

by Karen Saari


Into the City

by Marj O'Neill-Butler


Medical Records

by Connie Schindewolf


Jim Reaper

by Tracey Jane Smith


HOMESPUN WEBS: Imagining Louise Bourgeois

by C.J. Ehrlich


Meet the Pets

by Tracey Jane Smith

 

Summer Musical

Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. 


The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Children's Theatre Workshop

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Town 
A one-act fairy tale by Steph DeFerle
 
Director:  Gina Light
Student Director:  Chris Veninga

Who can save the children after the Pied Piper has led them away into a mountain?  The stingy townspeople? The crippled boy left behind?  No!  It's three unlikely heroes to the rescue - Whiskers (a slow-thinking cat), Squeak (a hard-of-hearing rat), and Chirp (a bird who can't fly). Join them as they come up with a plan and then face their fears to rescue the future of Hamelin Town and show us the importance of tolerance for those who are little bit different from the rest.

Collection of One Acts

14th Annual Collection of One Acts