Eden Prairie Players

Live Theater in Eden Prairie

2018 Collection of One Acts

14th Annual Collection of One Acts


The Eden Prairie Players Collection of One Acts is now in its fourteenth year! An annual favorite among theatergoers in the Eden Prairie area, the Collection brings a variety of short plays, comedies and dramas, to Riley-Jacques Barn in beautiful Riley Lake Park.


Our selections and casts for 2018

A Little Culture

by Elin Hampton

directed by Liz Michaelson

In an attempt to expand the horizons of her blue-collared husband George, Jane, an aspiring culture-connoisseur, brings him to the theatre for a rousing series of ten-minute plays.

JANE: Helen Collins

GEORGE: Timmy Rawerts
AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Steve Fusselman, Gina Light, Chris Maresca

Red Roses at a Funeral

by James Colgan

directed by Tim Williams

Allison has just lost her husband, Steven, in a mountain climbing accident. At his memorial service, she confronts John whom she blames for her husband's death.

ALLISON: Abbey Lowenstein 

JOHN: Bill Hupp 

How Nice of You to Ask

by Rich Rubin

directed by Jen Cordes

An already not-so-standard survey takes an unexpected turn when Alan receives some spicy answers from Mavis.

ALAN: Samuel Joseph

MAVIS: Rose Johnson


by Scott Mullen

directed by Nikki Abramson

Airport barista Zoe is curious about why she keeps seeing the same young man in the airport, day after day, even though sometimes he gets on planes; she finally asks him, and it changes her life.

PALMER: Alexander Rosenow

ZOE: Rachel Brewster
TRAVELLERS: Bill Hupp, Kayla Hambek

Put Asunder

by James McLindon

directed by Steve Ramirez

A bride has a few loose ends to tie up before walking down the aisle: Is anyone ever sure about forever?

JANET: Jenny Robinson

HALEY: Kelly Ahlman

BOB: Thomas Branham

TREY: Chris Maresca

ANGELO: Waldo Callo

SYDNEY: Thomas Branham


by Brett Hursey

directed by Lori Alsdurf

Open-toe warfare breaks out when a wife and husband get into an argument over shoes.

STEPHIE: Sher Unruh-Friesen

DAVE: Chad Giefer

A Harmony of Both

by Terence Patrick Hughes

directed by David Durkee

Emily bought a rubber chicken from The Petting Corner and it almost killed her dog. Emily has called The Petting Corner help-line nine times and is ready to kill them. The laws of nature collide with the anarchy of telephone customer service in a play about love, death, and the transcendentalism of chew-toys.

EMILY: Kayla Hambek

CONNIE: Miriam Moore-Keish

STAN: Steve Ramirez


by Peter Floyd

directed by Chad Giefer

Sandy wonders why her husband called out her sister Amelia’s name during a moment of intimacy. Does Amelia have any explanation? She has quite of number of them, actually.

AMELIA: Molly Blaeser
SANDY: Wendy Hathaway



Tickets for evening performances are $15 for general seating, $20 for premium seats. Matinees are $10 for general seating, $15 for premium seats. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. (We are only able to accept cash or checks at the door.)

June 15 - 17 and 21 - 24, 7:00 PM
Staring Lake Amphitheater 

September 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30
September 16 & 23 at 2:00 
Riley-Jacques Barn (Map)