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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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Upcoming Production: The Crucible

OCTOBER 7-9 and 13-15, 2022

Pierre Players will present Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" on Oct. 7-9 and 13-15, 2022. Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play, this exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society. The story focuses upon a young farmer, his wife and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others.

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Upcoming Auditions: 'Til Beth Do Us Part

OCTOBER 3, 2022

Career-driven Suzannah needs a lot more help on the home front than she’s getting from her husband, Gibby. Lately, nurturing his marriage hasn’t been the highest priority for Gibby, but pretty soon he’ll wish it had been. Enter Beth Bailey, Suzannah’s newly-hired assistant who explodes into the Hayden household and whips it into an organized, well-run machine. Suzannah gives Beth carte blanche to change anything in the household that “will make it run more efficiently.” And the change Beth makes is convincing Suzannah that Gibby must go! Auditions will be held Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, at 7 p.m. CDT. There are roles for 2 males and 4 females. Performance dates are Dec. 2-4 and 8-10, 2022.

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Haunted Theater Tours & Fall Festival Activities

OCTOBER 29, 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.

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PPCT 2023 Season Kickoff

NOVEMBER 5, 2022

Mark your calendars for 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. Be watching for more details to come!