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Photo by Joshua Penrod, Pierre, S.D.
Now Showing: The Game's Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays
It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays. Production dates are Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 12-14, 2013, with a preview performance on Dec. 3. Learn more
Oral Interpretation Showcase: December 15
Pierre Players is hosting the T.F. Riggs Oral Interpretation Team on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Opera House. The event is open to the public with no admission. Presenters are Justin Oakland, Lydia Kanz, Sarah Kanz, Louis Mehlhaff, Grant Erwin, Joni Willoughby, Austin Lentsch, Tori Byer, Sami Paul, and Emily Nielson.
The team received four Superior awards for the following pieces: Newsies
- Readers Theater compiled by Justin Oakland and Lydia Kanz, Beauty and the Beast
- Duet by Justin Oakland and Lydia Kanz, To This Day
- Poetry read by Sarah Kanz, Fat Kids on Fire
- Humorous reading by Lydia Kanz. They also received a Team Excellence Award for getting four Superiors at State.
The showcase is dedicated to their coach Shane Cronin who has been fighting cancer. Audience is welcome to stay after the event to talk with the team and ask questions about Oral Interpretation
Upcoming Auditions: The Farnsworth Invention
Auditions for The Farnsworth Invention
will be held Dec. 8 and 9, 2013, at 7 p.m., with callbacks on Dec. 10. The show is set in 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television." Separated by 2,000 miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century -- the ruthless media mogul or the self-taught Idaho farm boy? Production dates are Feb. 28-March 2 and March 6-8, 2014, with a preview performance on Feb. 25. There are acting parts for 4 women and 12 to 16 men. Both first-time and experienced actors are encouraged to audition; the rehearsal run will be flexible to accommodate most schedules and conflicts. Potential technicians and support crew are also encouraged to attend auditions. To review a script or ask a question, contact Joanna Lawler
Pizza Ranch Fundraiser Brings in $665
Thank you to those who took part in Pierre Players fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on Oct. 22 by eating at the restaurant, ordering delivery or carryout, or busing tables that night. Pierre Players raised a total of $665, which will be used toward equipment improvements. Thanks to everyone who helped make this fundraiser such a great success.
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