Inconsequential Dreams Reception at Waterfront Gallery for the Arts

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Join Pierre Players at Waterfront Gallery for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at 1 p.m., for a behind-the-scenes look at its latest production, “Inconsequential Dreams.”

Playwright Michelle Schaunaman from Aberdeen will discuss her process in writing the script, and the show’s director, Alisa Bousa, will talk about staging an original production on Pierre Players’ stage. The cast will give a glimpse into their characters and perform a scene from the show.

In addition to the discussion on “Inconsequential Dreams,” Waterfront Gallery for the Arts will host an artist reception and show by Alisha Erickson from noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 16. Waterfront Gallery for the Arts is located at 207 E. Missouri Ave. Suite 1A in Pierre.

Alisha, who is originally from Pierre and now resides in Sioux Falls, is a nurse and self-taught abstract artist. Alisha uses both watercolors and acrylics to create colorful interpretations of nature and flowers. Art has always been her passion, and over the last few years she has perused making art a daily part of her life.

Show dates for Pierre Players’ “Inconsequential Dreams” are Sept. 15-16 and Sept. 21-23, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sept. 17, 2023.


Storybook Land Theatre to Present 'The Perfect Dog' at Grand Opera House

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Sam is dying to meet her perfect hero, Ideal Ida, who just so happens to be judging her town's dog show! However, Sam can't possibly enter her non-perfect dog, Max, into the contest and embarrass herself in front of Ida. So, she is on a quest to find the perfect dog to compete in the dog show, but will she realize that maybe Max isn't so bad? Find out in Storybook Land Theatre's performances of "The Perfect Dog" on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023, at 1 p.m. at the Grand Opera House in Pierre. Ticket prices are $5 at the door. Now in its 35th season of presenting family-friendly performances, Storybook Land Theatre is a program of Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry and co-sponsored by the Aberdeen Community Theatre’s Young People’s Theatre (ACT/YPT). Learn more.


Little Players to Present ‘Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS’

Thursday, June 8, 2023
Join Winnie the Pooh and all his pals on Friday, June 23, 2023, at 7 p.m. CDT, and Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, 2023, at 1 p.m. CDT, at the Grand Opera House for this year's Pierre Players Little Players production “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS.”

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course...sharing snacks.

Matinees on Saturday and Sunday will be followed by the Hundred Acre Woods Festival with photo ops, games, and activities for the whole family.

Tickets for the performance are $5 at the door, with no reserved seating. Tickets for the Hundred Acre Woods Festival are $5 per person.

Little Players is a part of Pierre Players Community Theatre. Little Players' mission is to foster an appreciation of community theater and encourage self-development through the dramatic arts as students learn the skills and technical aspects of theater. Little Players performs one full-length production each summer and offers educational workshops throughout the year. Learn more about Little Players’ other summer activities at


An Experiment With an Air Pump

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

“An Experiment With an Air Pump” by Shelagh Stephenson is the next installment of Pierre Players Community Theatre's new Outside the Box series. Enjoy a readers' theater style performance at the Grey Goose Store & Social Club on Saturday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. CDT.

1799—On the eve of a new century, a Northern English house buzzes with scientific experiments, furtive romance, and farcical amateur dramatics. 1999—In a world of scientific chaos and genetic engineering, the same house reveals a dark secret buried for 200 years.

The performance will be open to the public, with a free will offering requested to help cover costs. Come at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy a drink and mingle. The show will start at 8 p.m.

Outside the Box is a new series for PPCT to perform scripts not chosen for the main stage, gauge audience feedback on new scripts or those by local playwrights, give more people an opportunity to be involved in community theater, and broaden PPCT's reach into the community.

To learn more about the new series, visit


Outside the Box: Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Experience Pierre Players Community Theatre's new venture, Outside the Box!

Outside the Box is a new series for PPCT to perform scripts not chosen for the main stage, gauge audience feedback on new scripts or those by local playwrights, give more people an opportunity to be involved in our community theater, and broaden our reach into the community. Performances will be done readers theater style and open to the public to attend, with a free-will offering requested to help cover costs.

The first performance will be "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" by Delia & Nora Ephron on Friday, March 24, 2023, at St. Charles Lounge. Come at 7:30 p.m. to enjoy a drink and mingle. The show will start at 8 p.m.

"Love, Loss, and What I Wore" is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black.

Learn more.

Auditions for Jake's Women on March 6

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Pierre Players Community Theatre will hold open auditions for "Jake's Women," a dramatic comedy by Neil Simon, on Monday, March 6, 2023, 7 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. There are parts for one male and seven females (one character is a 12-year-old girl).

Jake, a novelist who is more successful with fiction than with life, faces a marital crisis by daydreaming about the women in his life. The wildly comic and sometimes moving flashbacks played in his mind are interrupted by visitations from actual females. Jake's women include a revered first wife who was killed years earlier in an accident, his daughter who is recalled as a child but is now a young woman, his boisterous and bossy sister, an opinionated analyst, his current wife who is leaving Jake for another man, and a prospective third wife. 

Show dates for "Jake's Women" are April 28-30 and May 4-6, 2023. Learn more about the characters. For more information contact Director Scott Lee. Or visit


"The Outsider" Preview Performance Canceled

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Due to the winter storm, Pierre Players has canceled "The Outsider" preview performance on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. The Box Office will also be closed on Wednesday due to the weather. The Box Office will reopen on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m. Opening night for "The Outsider is Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. Learn more


Act II of Painting at the Grand Opera House

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Picture of painting at the Grand Opera House.It is Act II of painting at the Grand Opera House!

Pierre Players began painting the audience area of the Grand Opera House in August, and it's time to finish this production. We plan to finish painting on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, starting at 9 a.m.

If you plan to help, please send us a quick email at so we have an estimate of how many volunteers to expect. Or if you find that you have some time to lend us a hand that day, just stop by!


A Prairie Christmas on Stage with Jeff Gould

Thursday, November 17, 2022
The second annual "A Prairie Christmas on Stage with Jeff Gould" is coming back to Pierre Players' Grand Opera House on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, at 7 p.m. Fun and interactive, A Prairie Christmas on Stage is a fast-paced, fun, and heartfelt sleigh ride packed with hilarious stories, poignant memories, and nostalgic moments that promise to make this the highlight of the season and a guaranteed way to get into the spirit of Christmas. A Prairie Christmas on Stage features Jeff Gould, with renowned composer Dan Mahar on guitar and vocals and Libby Gould on keyboards. Tickets are available in advance at KCCR Studio at 106 W. Capital Ave. in Pierre or online at for $20 in advance or $25 at the door the night of the show. Learn more and purchase tickets

Purchase a 2023 Season Membership

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Pierre Players' 2023 season memberships are now available for purchase! The 2023 season begins in January and runs through December 2023. Purchase your season membership before the start of the first show of the season to receive a free ticket to be used during the 2023 season. A season membership also makes a great gift for family and friends! View the 2023 season lineupPurchase a membership.
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