Outside the Box: Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Experience Pierre Players Community Theatre's new venture, Outside the Box!

Outside the Box is a new series for PPCT to perform scripts not chosen for the main stage, gauge audience feedback on new scripts or those by local playwrights, give more people an opportunity to be involved in our community theater, and broaden our reach into the community. Performances will be done readers theater style and open to the public to attend, with a free-will offering requested to help cover costs.

The first performance will be "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" by Delia & Nora Ephron on Friday, March 24, 2023, at St. Charles Lounge. Come at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy a drink and mingle. The show will start at 8 p.m.

"Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black.

Learn more.

Auditions for Jake's Women on March 6

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Pierre Players Community Theatre will hold open auditions for "Jake's Women," a dramatic comedy by Neil Simon, on Monday, March 6, 2023, 7 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. There are parts for one male and seven females (one character is a 12-year-old girl).

Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake's women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. 

Show dates for "Jake's Women" are April 28-30 and May 4-6, 2023. Learn more about the characters. For more information contact Director Scott Lee. Or visit


"The Outsider" Preview Performance Canceled

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Due to the winter storm, Pierre Players has canceled "The Outsider" preview performance on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. The Box Office will also be closed on Wednesday due to the weather. The Box Office will reopen on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m. Opening night for "The Outsider is Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. Learn more


Act II of Painting at the Grand Opera House

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Picture of painting at the Grand Opera House.It is Act II of painting at the Grand Opera House!

Pierre Players began painting the audience area of the Grand Opera House in August, and it's time to finish this production. We plan to finish painting on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, starting at 9 a.m.

If you plan to help, please send us a quick email at so we have an estimate of how many volunteers to expect. Or if you find that you have some time to lend us a hand that day, just stop by!


A Prairie Christmas on Stage with Jeff Gould

Thursday, November 17, 2022
The second annual "A Prairie Christmas on Stage with Jeff Gould" is coming back to Pierre Players' Grand Opera House on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at 7 p.m. Fun and interactive, A Prairie Christmas on Stage is a fast-paced, fun, and heartfelt sleigh ride packed with hilarious stories, poignant memories, and nostalgic moments that promise to make this the highlight of the season and a guaranteed way to get into the spirit of Christmas. A Prairie Christmas on Stage features Jeff Gould, with renowned composer Dan Mahar on guitar and vocals and Libby Gould on keyboards. Tickets are available in advance at KCCR Studio at 106 W. Capital Ave. in Pierre or online at for $20 in advance or $25 at the door the night of the show. Learn more and purchase tickets

Purchase a 2023 Season Membership

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Pierre Players' 2023 season memberships are now available for purchase! The 2023 season begins in January and runs through December 2023. Purchase your season membership before the start of the first show of the season to receive a free ticket to be used during the 2023 season. A season membership also makes a great gift for family and friends! View the 2023 season lineupPurchase a membership.

Pierre Players to Hold 2023 Season Kickoff on November 5

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Are you anxiously awaiting to learn which productions Pierre Players will bring to the stage in 2023? Make plans to attend Pierre Players 2023 Season Kickoff on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, 4-6 p.m. at the St. Charles Lounge. Patrons can purchase their 2023 season membership, learn about next season’s shows, and enjoy snacks and drinks. Directors will also be on hand to talk about their productions and answer any questions.

PPCT to Hold Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Learn about the state of the organization and plans for the future by attending Pierre Players Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, 6:30 p.m. in the Encore Room (Box Office).

New Pierre Players Board of Governors members will also be voted on at the meeting, with musical review entertainment to follow in the Grand Opera House. Performers will include Ashley Boone, Jennifer Kanz, Lydia Kanz, Sarah Kanz, Kevin Kumpf, Judah McKinley, and Justin Munyer.

Also, mark your calendars for Pierre Players 2023 Season Kickoff on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, 4-6 p.m. at the St. Charles Lounge. Be watching for more details about the kickoff event, during which we will announce the new season!


Haunted Theater Tours & Fall Festival Activities

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Pierre Players Little Players will host haunted theater tours and fall festival activities on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, 5-10 p.m. at the Grand Opera House.

Try not to cringe at each creak in the floor as you explore the dark depths of the Grand Opera House. Built in 1908, the theater has seen its share of sinister and spooky scenes. There will be ghosts, witches, and all sorts of haunts to make your skin crawl. The event will also include an apple bar, pumpkin painting, mask creating, and more in the Encore Room (Box Office) for those who aren't quite old enough or interested in the scary stuff.

The entrance fee is $5 per person. The event is being supported with funds from the Pierre/Fort Pierre Community Foundation Grant.


Pierre Players Looking to Fill Two Board Seats

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Help play a part in the arts! Pierre Players Community Theatre has two open seats on its Board of Governors. Pierre Players is looking for Board members who will be enthusiastic and active in the organization for a three-year term. Those wanting to serve do not need any theatrical experience. They must be able to help the organization fulfill its mission and vision, as well as set and achieve its growth and development goals.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 6, 2022. Email a letter of interest including a little about yourself and why you are interested in joining Pierre Players Board at If you have questions, talk to a current Board member or email Pierre Players.

New Board members will be voted on at the Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, 6:30 p.m. with entertainment to follow at the Grand Opera House. Be watching for more details.

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