A Collection of One Acts

Presented by Eden Prairie Players

Rilley-Jacques Barn

9100 Riley Lake Road Eden Prairie, MN

$10 - $20

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150 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Friday, September 14 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 15 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 16 2:00 pm
Thursday, September 20 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, September 21 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 22 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 23 2:00 pm
Drama Comedy New work Minnesota premiere

The Eden Prairie Players Collection of One Acts is now in its fourteenth year! An annual favorite among theatergoers in Eden Prairie and the neighboring communities, the Collection brings a variety of short plays, comedies and dramas, to Riley-Jacques Barn in beautiful Riley Lake Park.

For 2018 we are presenting a line-up of eight new, unpublished plays. We're thrilled to be able to showcase fresh playwriting talent in this way. We chose these eight plays from a field of 250 submissions, reviewed by a group of dedicated volunteers. We take the top twenty or so plays from that process and do a day-long, live table reading to get a better feel for what they are like when performed, and make our final choices from that set. We're really excited about this year's selections!

We are continuing the popular premium seating option this year. For only a few dollars extra you can have a seat with more padding that is front and center. (See pricing for details)

We cannot serve alcohol at the show, but YOU are allowed to bring your own beer or wine beverages to enjoy during the production.  

Order early as the seating available is limited and some performances are likely to sell out!

A Collection of One-Acts is intended for a mature audience.

Production Dates:

September 14, 15 at 7:30 pm
September 16 at 2:00 pm
September 20-22 at 7:30 pm (Thursday is pay-what-you-can)
September 23 at 2:00 pm
Riley-Jacques Barn (Map)
Tickets for evening performances are $15 for general seating, $20 for premium seats.
Tickets for matinee performances are $10 for general seating, $15 for premium seats.
Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash and check only) or online for a small additional fee. 
The Thursday, September 20 performance is pay-what-you-can if you purchase at the door.

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Our 2018 line up of shows:

A Little Culture
by Elin Hampton
directed by Liz Michaelson

In an attempt to expand the horizons of her blue-collared husband George, Jane, an aspiring culture-connoisseur, brings him to the theatre for a rousing series of ten-minute plays.

JANE: Helen Collins
GEORGE: Timmy Rawerts
AUDIENCE MEMBERS: Steve Fusselman, Gina Light, Chris Maresca

Red Roses at a Funeral
by James Colgan
directed by Tim Williams

Allison has just lost her husband, Steven, in a mountain climbing accident. At his memorial service, she confronts John whom she blames for her husband's death.

ALLISON: Abbey Lowenstein 
JOHN: Bill Hupp 

How Nice of You to Ask
by Rich Rubin
directed by Jen Cordes

An already not-so-standard survey takes an unexpected turn when Alan receives some spicy answers from Mavis.

ALAN: Samuel Joseph
MAVIS: Rose Johnson

by Scott Mullen
directed by Nikki Abramson

Airport barista Zoe is curious about why she keeps seeing the same young man in the airport, day after day, even though sometimes he gets on planes; she finally asks him, and it changes her life.

PALMER: Alexander Rosenow
ZOE: Rachel Brewster
TRAVELLERS: Bill Hupp, Kayla Hambek

Put Asunder
by James McLindon
directed by Steve Ramirez

A bride has a few loose ends to tie up before walking down the aisle: Is anyone ever sure about forever?

JANET: Jenny Robinson
HALEY: Kelly Ahlman
BOB: Thomas Branham
TREY: Chris Maresca
ANGELO: Waldo Callo
SYDNEY: Thomas Branham

by Brett Hursey
directed by Lori Alsdurf

Open-toe warfare breaks out when a wife and husband get into an argument over shoes.

STEPHIE: Sher Unruh-Friesen
DAVE: Chad Giefer

A Harmony of Both
by Terence Patrick Hughes
directed by David Durkee

Emily bought a rubber chicken from The Petting Corner and it almost killed her dog. Emily has called The Petting Corner help-line nine times and is ready to kill them. The laws of nature collide with the anarchy of telephone customer service in a play about love, death, and the transcendentalism of chew-toys.

EMILY: Kayla Hambek
CONNIE: Miriam Moore-Keish
STAN: Steve Ramirez

by Peter Floyd
directed by Chad Giefer

Sandy wonders why her husband called out her sister Amelia’s name during a moment of intimacy. Does Amelia have any explanation? She has quite of number of them, actually.

AMELIA: Molly Blaeser
SANDY: Wendy Hathaway