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The fifth annual Theatre on the Run event is bigger and better this year. After selling out the event for four years straight, it was decided to add a second date for the event. Theatre on the Run will be held at 6:00 p.m., on two consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 10 and 17. The plays and casts remain the same, just the downtown locations will change. On both evenings, The Matthews Opera House will be the location of the finale performance.

How does Theatre on the Run work?

Director, Max G. Merchen

Director, Max G. Merchen

Theatre on the Run, directed by Max G. Merchen, begins with four different groups of theatre patrons–25 people each– starting at a different location. After each group has enjoyed a 15-20 minute play, the audience rotates to the next location to view the next production. This will continue until the grand finale, where all four groups will meet in the Matthews Opera House for the last show. Each venue will have beverages for sale, with some offering adult and some offering non-adult beverages. Venues provide appetizers in the cost of the ticket.

“This progressive and fun way of going to the theatre has been such a big hit the last four years. Theatre on the Run has sold out every year since 2012,” says Jayne Rose, The Matthews’ marketing manager. “We have a limited amount of tickets, so make sure to get them early. This unique event is one you won’t want to miss.” Tickets are only sold in The Matthews art gallery or online and must be purchased in advance. The participating venues will NOT be selling tickets.

The Sept. 10 play locations are:
Common Grounds
Cafe 608
Bay Leaf Cafe
Spearfish Creek Wine Bar
The Matthews Opera House

The Sept. 17 play locations are:
Black Bird Espresso
Jacket Zone
Good Earth
Level Wine Bar
The Matthews Opera House

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Show Details:
Sept. 10 or 17
Saturday: 6-10 p.m.

Only 100 tickets per evening!

We have only 100 tickets each for Sept. 10 and 17, for a total of 200 tickets. All tickets are $25.00. The ticket includes all five one-act plays and appetizers that are provided by all of the participating downtown venues.

Tickets go on sale Aug. 3

Buy tickets at The Matthews’ art gallery or by phone during business hours. Business hours are Monday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the phone is 605-642-7973. Save time & energy. Go online to buy your tickets at any time. You can even buy them while you’re still in your robe.

Each ticket has the name of your “start” location. That is the location you will start with on the evening you choose. So, look at your ticket and note the date and location you are to check-in with at 6:00 p.m. Everyone in your group will be guided by a Matthews’ docent to the next location for the next play.

2015 finale held at the Opera House

2015 finale held at the Opera House