Theater on the Run 2022

You move. The plays don't!


All Seats $35
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Tickets on Sale August 16 at 10 am!
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Event Series Event Series: Theater on the Run 2022

Theater on the Run is back for its eleventh year on Saturdays, September 10 & 17 at 6 pm with a special “Theater Running in Place” performance on Sunday, September 18 at 2 pm!

Each Saturday evening, four downtown Spearfish businesses open their doors to a set of actors and who will perform a playlet for the audience to enjoy. 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. The event begins with a performance in the Matthews theater for all 104 ticketholders, then the audience splits into four groups with each group assigned a specific location to start their “run.” Refreshments are available at each location.

Sunday’s matinee performance will “run in place” with all shows presented in the Matthews theater and snacks provided in the fireplace room.

How does Theater on the Run work?

Theater on the Run begins with a performance at the Matthews Opera House. After the first short show, audience members separate into groups to go to various locations downtown. After each group has enjoyed a 15-20 minute play, the audience rotates to the next location to view the next play. Each venue will have beverages for sale, with some offering adult and some offering non-adult beverages. Appetizers are included 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. A limited amount of tickets are available and the event has quickly sold out since 2012, 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 are NOT selling tickets.

Sept. 10 play locations are: (all of our partnering venues this evening are at street level)
Opening: The Matthews Opera House theater
Good Earth Foods
Blackbird Espresso
Studio 621
St. Vincent DePaul

Sept. 17 play locations are: (one of our partnering venues this evening has stairs)
The Matthews Opera House theater
Jacket Zone
Nowhere Lounge
Matthews Gallery
Common Grounds

Sept. 18 location is: (we have an elevator for easy accessibility!)
The Matthews Opera House 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 plays and directors

Opening in the Matthews Opera House theater
The Blind I
Directed by Julie Walkins

Performing at Blackbird Espresso (09.10) and Matthews Gallery (09.17)
Post-Its: Notes on a Marriage
Directed by Casey Hibbert

Performing at Good Earth (09.10) and Nowhere Lounge (09.17)
A Timely Maneuver
Directed by CA Dougherty

Performing at Studio 621 (09.10) and Common Grounds (09.17)
Drugs are Bad
Directed by Tytus Spivey

Performing at St. Vincent De Paul (09.10) and Jacket Zone (09.17)
Mating Season of Flying Monkeys
Directed by Max Merchen

Tickets go on sale August 16

Tickets go on sale at 10 am, Tuesday, Aug. 16. Get yours at The Matthews Gallery (612 N. Main Street, Spearfish) or by phone, 605.642.7973, during business hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. Tickets may also be purchased online at Tickets will not be available before 10 am.

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.


Date and Time:


Saturday, September 17, 2022


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


All Seats $35



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Spearfish, 57783 United States
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