The sixth season of the very popular “Theatre on the Run” takes place over two weekends,  Saturdays, September 9 and 16. A series of one-act plays take place in five locations throughout downtown Spearfish, with all attendees ending up at The Matthews theater for the final act (and dessert!).

Mark your Calendars for Thurs., July 20

Auditions will be for ONE DAY only this year. It will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 20. Julie Walkins is the contact for auditions. If anyone is unable to make this date and are SERIOUS about auditioning, contact Julie at 605.642.2454. 

This year, each play will have a different director. Please look below for the play synopses, directors, and cast needs for each. As cast needs become available, they will be added to the information below.

Adults of any age are encouraged to audition. As of this date, the auditions will be cold reads. Scripts will be available at the auditions. Be sure to check your schedule to ensure you will be available for rehearsals and of course, the nights of the event, Sept. 9 and 16.

What is Theatre on the Run?
Learn more about this theater event…CLICK HERE.

Play Synopses

“Sure Thing,” by David Ives | Director Deneen Redd
Two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love.
CAST: 1 man, 1 woman

“Odd Couple,” by Neil Simon | Director Daniell Ligtenbert
For over 50 years Neil Simon’s “Odd Couple” has delighted audiences around the world. Enjoy this encounter between the fastidious neat-freak and the self-proclaimed slob.
CAST: 2 men

“He Said, She Said,” by Alice Gerstenberg | Director Max G. Merchen
True or False? Gossip or Gospel? A deftly turned phrase…An innuendo. Certainty turns to doubt. Who can trick a trickster? The plot, like homemade ice cream, thickens with each turn of the crank.
CAST: 3 women age range late 20s to mid-70s –  1 man age range late 20s to mid 30s

“Ladies of the Mop,” by Aurnad Harris | Director Julie Walkins
Annie is a faded, fluttery woman who has not lost her dream of the stage; Mattie, an unimaginative soul with a toneless voice; Hallie, loud, robust, energetic; and Bessie, determined and dignified – a sole admirer of her own voice. Annie proposes they entertain themselves while they eat their midnight snack…in a poetic exchange, they entertain each other and the audience.
CAST: 4 women

“Medieval Romance,” by Mark Twain-Jules Tasca | Director Dwight Myers
The Lord of Brandenburgh- in order to obtain all the wealth of his Brother Ulrich – hides the sex of his daughter from birth, for only a male may inherit the kingdom. A complication arises when Ulrich’s daughter, Constance, falls in love with the Lord’s daughter, Conrad, who is going around as a handsome Duke. Of course, she will have nothing to do with her cousin which angers Constance. When Ulrich’s daughter becomes pregnant and is on trial in disgrace for being with child out of wedlock, she accuses Conrad of being the father, Now Conrad, the Lord’s daughter, must marry Constance in order to save her own life. The result is a hilarious satire on man’s avarice.
CAST: 6 to 8 actors, 50/50 split female/male

FINALE: “Buying Time,” by Joanna Mechaley | Director Joanna Mechaley
Death comes calling in the guise of a traveling salesman looking to collect the soul of a young housewife in this kitschy comedy reminiscent of early episodes of “The Twilight Zone.”
CAST: 2 men of any age and 1 woman in mid-20s to mid-30s