The Lone Star Love Potion

The Lone Star Love Potion

October 14, 15, 16*, 2016 (Fri, Sat, Sun*)
October 20, 21, 22, 2016 (Thu, Fri, Sat)
Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD
Preview Performance: October 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Preview tickets are $5 at the door.

Tickets on Sale: October 3, 2016

Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m.
*Sunday Matinee Doors Open at 1:30 p.m., Performance at 2 p.m.
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Comedy by Michael Parker
Director Samuel Smith
Assistant Director Laurie Smith



Mr. Stancliffe, the owner of a vast fortune and a 200,000-acre Texas ranch, has died. His long-time butler, Jarvis, and the maid, Melody, along with Mr. Stancliffe’s niece and only living relative Patrice, are there for the reading of the will by the family lawyer, Mr. Oakfield. Strangely, a Miss Tammy-Jo Harper, from the neighboring ranch, has also been invited! As expected, Patrice inherits the estate, with one clause, Jarvis may live out his life on the ranch, and Patrice may not sell it without Jarvis’s permission. After the presentation of the will, a Mary Lou Winston unexpectedly arrives. She is a dowdy ornithologist, (or is she?), who is doing research for her masters on woodpecker preservation. She requests to spend the night at the ranch, as her campsite has been rained out. Jarvis, has one other surprise--acting on instructions from Mr. Stancliffe, he produces from the safe a formula and a sample of what appears to be a love potion. Can it really work? It has the potential to be worth billions. Before long everyone is testing it with hilarious results.


“Gales of laughter approached hurricane force. This play’s a hoot.” – Boca Raton News



Melody: Lorena Reichert

Jarvis: Lee Zion

Patrice Leadly: Zarabeth Joseph

Michael Leadly: Andrew Yaeger

Mr. Oakfield: Brad Steckelberg

Tammy Jo Harper: Carrie Baldwin

Mary Lou Winston: Tariqa Joseph


"Lone Star Love Potion" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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