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Pierre Players Theatre

Pierre Players Community Theatre enriches, educates and entertains central South Dakota by engaging volunteers and audience members in the process and product of quality theater. Pierre Players is a place for everyone. We are committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive and equitable space where everyone who walks through the theater doors—patrons, artists, volunteers and vendors—feels valued and respected regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, education or ability. As a community theater, Pierre Players seeks to inspire its community through promoting diverse stories, artists and ideals.


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June 21-23, 2024 poster

June 21-23, 2024

June 21-23, 2024

La Mancha Mall is overrun by costumed teenagers at the annual Cosplay Con. But when a clumsy gamer bumps her head and assumes the character of Donna Quixote, the event takes on a whole new, hilarious twist. Donna’s farcical, mixed-up adventures include obtaining “armor” from a sporting goods store, tilting a windmill at Harry Putter’s Magical Mini-Golf, enraging the wizard Gandaldore, having mock battles with pool noodles, and mistaking the food court busboy Alonzo for a magnificent nobleman. Meanwhile, all-too-normal Simon Carrasco makes a bet with the Goth girl, Darkniss, that he can restore Donna to mundane reality. Show dates for Little Players' "Girl of La Manha" are June 21-23, 2024.

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Acting Without Anxiety Workshop

June 1, 2024

Pierre Players will hold Acting Without Anxiety: A Low-Pressure Workshop for Aspiring Actors on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Led by J.D. Ackman, professor and director of theatre emeritus at South Dakota State University, this workshop offers a safe and supportive environment where you can dip your toes into the world of acting without the pressure of auditions or commitments. Our aim is to provide you with low-pressure activities and immersive experiences that will help build your confidence and introduce you to the basics of acting. Throughout the workshop, you'll engage in a variety of exercises and games designed to unlock your creativity, develop your stage presence, and sharpen your communication skills. Whether you're a complete novice or have some previous experience, there's something for everyone in this workshop. Workshop times are 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. CDT at the Grand Opera House. The fee for this workshop is $25.

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Upcoming Auditions: She Kills Monsters

July 8, 2024

Pierre Players will hold auditions for "She Kills Monsters" on Monday, July 8, 2024, 7 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. There are parts for three males and six females or play a role behind the scenes. Performance dates are Sept. 13-15 and Sept. 19-21, 2024. For more information, contact Director Lydia Kanz at or 605.295.3799.

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Sound, Service & Stage Fundraising Campaign poster

Sound, Service & Stage Fundraising Campaign

With the professional assistance of Oahe Light and Sound in Pierre and Haggerty’s in Rapid City, we’re planning to install a new sound board and acquire microphones for the actors. This isn’t merely an upgrade; it's a transformation ensuring that every audience member—regardless of their hearing abilities—can fully immerse themselves in the magic of live theatre. Your contribution to our 2024 “Sound, Service & Stage” fund doesn’t just buy equipment; it buys moments of joy, connection, and collective experience.

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