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Now Showing: "The Best Man"

“The Best Man” crackles with the smart lines and situations inherent to the work of Gore Vidal. The political intrigues rampant in Vidal’s 1960 setting are strangely similar to the political intrigues of the present day. This darkly satirical drama finds two presidential contenders seeking the endorsement of an aging ex-president and explores how personal agendas can change the course of a nation’s destiny. Performance dates are Feb. 24-26 and March 2-4, 2017, with a preview performance on Feb. 22. Learn more.

 

 

Upcoming Auditions: "Goodbye, My Fancy"

"Goodbye, My Fancy" is a Broadway hit about a liberal Congresswoman who returns to her old school as an honorary visitor. Since her wartime experiences in Europe, she has devoted herself to the task of acquainting people with the horrors of war. That is why she has brought a documentary with her to be shown to the young graduates. The movie is considered harsh and improper by the trustees, so she has a fight on her hands. Pierre Players will hold auditions for "Goodbye, My Fancy" on Monday, March 6, 2017, 7 p.m., at the Grand Opera House. There are parts for 8 males and 12 females. Performance dates are May 5-7 and 11-13, 2017, with a preview performance on May 3. For more information contact Director Alisa DeMers at 605.280.3700. Learn more. View character profiles.

 

Pierre Players Little Players

Pierre Players Introduces Little Players

Pierre Players introduces Little Players, a new youth program giving kids an introduction to theater through workshops, camp and performance. Starting this fall, children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade can participate in two workshops where they will learn theater skills through activities and then hold a mini-performance when parents come to pick them up. The fee for the two workshops is $5. Each workshop is limited to 20 participants. View the workshop schedule. To sign up email littleplayers605@gmail.comLearn more about Little Players.

 

Children's Production: "A Fairy Tale Courtroom"

Children in grades third to sixth can audition for "A Fairy Tale Courtroom" on Sunday, March 5, 2017. There are parts for 25 performers in this full-length production. “A Fairy Tale Courtroom" is an extremely adaptable comedy that shows the other side of several familiar fairy tales when two of their biggest villains, the Big Bad Wolf and the Wicked Witch, are brought to trial. Rehearsals will be at First United Methodist Church at 117 N. Central Ave. in Pierre on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Performance will be held at First United Methodist Church on April 21, 22 and 23, 2017.

 

Pierre Players Soliciting Play Ideas for 2017-2018 Season

Pierre Players is soliciting ideas for the 2017-2018 season, which celebrates Pierre Players' 50th anniversary. Have you seen a great show that we should consider? Do you have a desire to direct again? If so, do you have a proposal that you would like to present to Pierre Players Season Select Committee? We are eager to receive suggestions and input so that we can select an exciting and successful 2017-2018 season for our patrons. If you have a suggestion or proposal, please contact Season Select Chair Alisa DeMers at 605.280.3700 by Feb. 1, 2017.

 

Pierre Players Provides $500 Scholarships

Pierre Players uses proceeds from concession sales to provide $500 scholarships each year. The number of scholarships awarded depends on funds available. Scholarships are based on participation in fine arts programs, activities and events, and Pierre Players Community Theatre participation is given preference. Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school or higher education. Applicants may apply their senior year of high school and reapply each year as they complete their post-secondary education. Scholarship awards will be disbursed directly to scholarship winners. Winners will be announced on April 3, 2017.  Applications are due March 24, 2017. View the application.

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