Peter and the Starcatcher
Jun
14
Jun 18

Peter and the Starcatcher

  • Riverland Community College

by Rick Elice
Directed by Lindsey Duoos Williams

Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan becomes Peter Pan - the boy who would never grow up.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates - led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own - the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure exploring the depths of greed and despair along with the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

Performances June 14, 15, 16, 17 at 7:00 pm; June 18 at 2:00 pm

Ticket prices
$15 adult
$10 children ages 12 and under

Purchase tickets now

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

On Golden Pond
Jul
5
Jul 9

On Golden Pond

  • Riverland Community College

by Ernest Thompson
Directed by John Deyo

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory. She is ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman and delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits them.

Performances July 5, 6, 7, 8 at 7:00 pm; July 8 & 9 at 2:00 pm

Ticket prices
$15 adult
$10 children ages 12 and under

Purchase tickets now!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Jul
28
Aug 5

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

  • Riverland Community College

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Based on the play of the same name by Christopher Bond

Directed by Randy Forster

An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

Featuring some of the most chilling music ever written for the stage, this masterpiece was awarded eight Tony Awards in 1979 - including Best Musical. Sweeney Todd has become a success that has thrilled, shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.

Performances July 28, 29, August 2, 3, 4, 5 at 7:00 pm; July 30 at 2:00 pm

Ticket prices
$18 adult
$10 children ages 12 and under

Purchase tickets now!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.