The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney, directed by Matthew Kraft.
Eden Prairie High School Auditorium
The Dining Room is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The actors change roles, personalities and ages with virtuoso skill as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to family housemaids.
Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother's infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn't recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.
February 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 PM and February 24 at 2:00 PM.
Tickets are $10 - sold at the door only. Cash or checks. Opening night, February 15, is pay what you can.
Joann Barber • David Durkee • Destry Hinck • Brandon Holscher
Gina Light • Amy Luedtke • Chris Maresca • Eric Motzko • Lindsey Oetken
Rhianna Picht • Tim Rawerts • Warren Sampson • Beth Tangeman
Maddie Tonjes • Kristen Ziegler
Carnival!, book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Bob Merrill, directed by Stephen Houtz.
A wide-eyed orphan comes to the Grand Imperial Cirque de Paris! Enjoy the puppeteer, magician, jugglers and circus performers, along with the show’s most recognizable song, “Love Makes the World Go Round.”
Friday through Sunday June 14–16
Thursday through Sunday June 20–23
Staring Lake Amphitheatre
14800 Pioneer Trail
Free. Donations accepted and encouraged with thanks. Bring lawn chairs and arrive early for the best seating! Additional parking available at Flying Cloud Fields.
Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill. Book by Michael Stewart. Produced under arrangement with Tams-Witmark, New York.
, by Vera Morris, is a revival of our 2006 children's show. Directed by Matthew Kraft and Liz Michaelson.
This classic fairy tale of the beautiful princess, wicked stepmother and prince takes you from “Once upon a time” to “They lived happily ever after.”
Friday Aug. 2 - 2:30 and 7 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 3 - 2:30 and 7 p.m.
Sunday Aug. 4 - 1 and 4 p.m.
Riley Jacques Barn
9100 Riley Lake Road
Tickets at the Door Only
Ages 10 and older: $5 Ages 4–9: $3 Ages 3 and under: Free
Produced under arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Englewood CO.
We are working hard to come up with a great set of scripts for our ninth annual Collection of One Acts. Enjoy an evening in historic Riley-Jacques Barn with a hand-picked selection of drama and comedy. Light refreshments are included.
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13–14, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 15, 2 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 19–21, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 22, 2 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, is pay what you can.
9100 Riley Lake Road
Selected for a mature audience.
Play selections will be announced here in June.