10th Annual Theater on the Run

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Cost:

$35 General Admission
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Theater on the Run is back for its tenth year on September 11 & 18 at 6:00 p.m! Each Saturday, four downtown Spearfish businesses open their doors to a set of actors and a scene from our play. The play and cast remain the same on both dates, just the downtown locations change. Tickets are limited to 26 seats per venue, for a total of 104 tickets each weekend.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Theater on the Run, we are trying something new this year! One show will be performed across five different locations! This year’s production is Murder on the Fly by C.A. Dougherty.

On both evenings, The Matthews Opera House theater will be the location of the opening & finale performance.

How does Theater on the Run work?

Theater on the Run begins at the Matthews Opera House, with audience members separating into groups to go to various locations downtown. After each group has enjoyed a 15-20 minute scene of our play, the audience rotates to the next location to view the next scene. This will continue until the finale, where all four groups will meet back in the Matthews Opera House for the finale of the 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.

“Theater on the run is a fun and unique way to experience theater which has made it one of our most popular events each year. After being forced to take a year off, we are so excited to have Theater on the Run return!” says Darren Granaas, executive director at The Matthews. “We’ve sold out since 2012 and have a limited amount of tickets, so make sure to get them early. This 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. 11 play locations are:
Opening: The Matthews theater
Good Earth Foods
Matthews Opera House Gallery
Jacket Zone
St. Vincent DePaul
Finale: The Matthews theater

The Sept. 18 play locations are:
Opening:
The Matthews theater
Common Grounds
Matthews Opera House Gallery
Studio 621
Blackbird Espresso
Finale: The Matthews theater

Only 104 tickets per evening!

We have only 104 tickets each for Sept. 11 and 18, for a total of 208 tickets. All tickets are $35.00. The ticket includes the show and appetizers that are provided by all of the participating downtown venues.

The play and directors

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Theater on the Run, we are trying something new this year! One show will be performed across five different locations! This year’s production is Murder on the Fly by C.A. Dougherty. Scenes are directed by:

Opening & Scene 6
Directed by Joe Saracco & Charlotte Fladmoe

Scene 2
Directed by Julie Walkins

Scene 3
Directed by Hoodie Smock

Scene 4
Directed by Elysia Pederson

Scene 5
Directed by Max G. Merchen

Tickets go on sale August 17

Tickets go on sale in the art gallery and online at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17. Buy tickets at The Matthews’ art gallery or by phone during business hours. Business hours are Tuesday-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.

When you purchase your tickets, you will have a color listed as your venue. This will determine the group you are in throughout the evening. All groups will start in the Matthews Opera House theater.

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Date:

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Time:

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost:

$35 General Admission

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