13th Annual Collection of One Acts

Presented by Eden Prairie Players

Riley-Jacques Barn

9100 Riley Lake Rd Eden Prairie, MN 55347

$10 to $20

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120 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Friday, September 15 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 16 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 17 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 21 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, September 22 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 23 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 24 2:00 pm
Drama Comedy New work

This September, Eden Prairie Players is presenting a line-up of six new, unpublished plays. We have been including unpublished work in the mix of our One Acts Collections for several years now, and we're thrilled to be able to showcase fresh playwriting talent in this way. We chose these six plays from a field of 300 submissions, reviewed by a group of dedicated volunteers. We're really excited about this year's selections!

Featuring the talents of:

Lori Alsdurf • Kris Augdahl • Jen Cordes • David Durkee • Robin Gilmer
Marcia Graybow • Wendy Hathaway • Michael Hentges • Rose B. Johnson
Gina Light • Chris Maresca • Joey Mixis • Michael Oslund
Keerthana Ramanathan • Steve Ramirez • Tim Rawerts • Ericka Rude
Claire Schmidtke • Glen Stone • Christian Veninga

A couple of years ago we introducing a limited number of general admission premium seats. These have been very popular so we're doing it again. For an additional $5 you’ll reserve a more comfortable, padded seat in either the first or second row of the center section. Of course our standard seating will also be available at the regular price. There is a limited number of these premium seats available for each performance, so we suggest purchasing in advance!

As always you’re free to bring your own beer or wine beverage to the production to enjoy during the performance. Light refreshments will be served prior to the show and during intermission.

Our 2017 line up of shows:

Taking Things in Hand
by Marj O’Neill-Butler 
directed by Lori Alsdurf

May, an older woman, thinks her friend Dorothy is lonely and wants to set her up. Dorothy resists when May suggests dating, but May has already set up her profile on media websites. After one failed “meet” May is about to give up, but Dorothy wants to get involved and learn about using the internet for dating.

A Place that Looks Like Davenport
by Paul Lewis
directed by Matthew Kraft 

A middle-aged couple in Davenport, Iowa, are grieving the loss of their only son, who was struck by a foul-ball line drive at a minor league baseball park. One night they have an unexpected visitor: the rookie shortstop who hit the ball into the stands.

Don't Bleed On Me (or Clothes Minded)
by Andy Rassler
directed by Liz Michaelson

A white load of socks is thrown into a panic when a colored sock is mistakenly thrown into the load.

From Sex to Oatmeal
by Richard Karulf
directed by Deb Karulf

The play follows Annie, an idealistic college woman who walks a tightrope as a peacemaker and mediator between Lilly, her career-oriented mother, and Henry, her quick-tempered grandfather, after the death of her grandmother. Her goal is to reunite the family, but this proves challenging.

Romeo and Juliet: Epilogue
by William Sikorski
directed by David Durkee
The subsequent criminal investigation. Detectives Davis and Stanley interrogate Friar Lawrence at the Verona 41st Precinct Police Station.

Driving Green
by Martin Blank
directed by Chad Giefer
A politically opposite married couple tries to survive going green and a morning commute without killing each other.

Robin Gilmer Dorothy, Detective Sam Davis
Michael Hentges Athletic Dad
Christian Veninga Athletic Child 1
Keerthana Ramanathan Athletic Child 2
Rose B. Johnson Pillowcase 1
Pillowcase 2
Chris Maresca Ankle Dad, Tom
Jen Cordes Ankle Mom, Lilly
Claire Schmidtke Ankle Child
Glen Stone Hal, Henry
Wendy Hathaway Elaine, Beth
Ericka Rude Annie, Dale
David Durkee Bill, Director
Lori Alsdurf Pat, Director
Steve Ramirez Friar Lawrence
Tim Rawerts Detective William Stanley
Matthew Kraft Director
Liz Michaelson Director, Producer
Deb Karulf Director
Chad Giefer Director
Kris Augdahl Colored Sock, Stage Manager