Month: September, 2011

Upcoming Auditions: "A Christmas Story"

Friday, September 30, 2011

Auditions to be held for: "A Christmas Story"

Sunday, October 2: 2:30 pm *** Sunday auditions will be held at SS Peter and Paul Church, in the lower level***
Monday, October 3: 7:00 pm; at the Grand Opera House

Everyone’s favorite Christmas story (excepting the original, of course) comes to life on Pierre Players' stage December 1-3 and 9-11, 2011. Jean Shepherd’s popular 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" set in 1938 in Hohman, Ind., was adapted as a play by Philip Grecian in 2000. The stage version loses none of the charm of the original as the audience revisits main character Ralphie’s ninth Christmas through the eyes of a much more mature Ralph who takes the audience down memory lane as the onstage narrator.

We follow Ralphie in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Goldblatt’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out.”  All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. 

There are parts for four adults, seven children and various other children as extras. For more information, contact director Lee Ann Smith at 224-1838 or assistant directors Nancy Baker at 224-7017 or 222-0655 or Kathleen Currey at 945-1097.


Upcoming Dinner Theater Production

Friday, September 23, 2011

Mystery/Comedy Dinner Theater

Pierre Players and View 34 present:Murder’s in the Heir” by Billy St. John -- an audience-interactive mystery-comedy dinner on October 28 and 29 at View 34. A dark and stormy night. A tyrannical  patriarch near death. Fifty billion dollars at stake. And nine people who had the motivation and opportunity to commit murder. It’s no wonder the old man didn’t live to see morning. But who really did him in? Actually, we’ll leave that up to you. For tickets call View 34 at 224-7537.  Exact time and details coming soon.


Annual Meeting

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pierre Players’ annual meeting will be Thursday, September 29th at 5:30 pm at the Grand Opera House in the new box office space!  The agenda includes reports of committees, the president’s report, the election of a new board member and acknowledgement of the service of retiring board members.  Members leaving the board are Tam Gatje, Tim Larson & Ryan Riedy.  A nominating committee has been appointed to select candidates for the open positions; nominations will also be taken from the floor.  All season membership holders are encouraged to attend.  The meeting is brief and provides information on the current state of the organization, its finances, and plans for the future!