Northern Fort Playhouse

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Quality Theatre Productions in a Unique Atmosphere

Introducing the 2018 Northern Fort Playhouse Productions

Summer Theatre at beautiful Fort Sisseton Historic State Park

All Seats are Reserved   

Help Support and Celebrate The Northern Fort Playhouse

Fly By Night

by Samuel French
1960s in New York City, NY (with the occasional detour to South Dakota)

Friday, July 13th at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 15th at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 28th at 7:30 p.m.

WINNER! 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award
NOMINEE! Four 2015 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical

A star-crossed prophecy. Two charming sisters and a luckless sandwich maker. A lot of music. Just not a lot of light.

          A star-crossed prophecy. A lot of music. Just not a lot of light. In this darkly comic rock-fable, a melancholy sandwich maker’s humdrum life is intersected by two entrancing sisters. A sweeping ode to young love set against the backdrop of the Northeast blackout of 1965, Fly By Night is a tale about making your way and discovering hope in a world beset by darkness.

"Fly By Night will enchant audiences [...] Romance doesn’t come any sweeter than it does in this winsome love triangle set around the time of the 1965 New York blackout. The score is charming and catchy. Its unabashed emotionalism could turn it into more than a hit. It could turn it into a cult phenomenon." - New York Post

"Fly by Night is the most paradoxical of musicals – hilarious and bittersweet, deeply immersed in tradition but utterly original." - Dallas News

"Like Our Town, The Fantasticks, and maybe a sliver of Silver Linings Playbook, the show weaves into its overlapping love stories a resonating message about how the 'invisible universe' connects us all." - Dallas Observer

The ways in which these people [...] intersect are meant to evoke a cosmic pattern, a sense of the invisible connective tissue that underlies the mundane [...] The score flirts with early rock ’n’ roll, as well as recurrent motifs that are guaranteed to take up longtime residence in your ear." - The New York Times

"Wistful earnestness is a nice mode for a musical - especially a sweet-natured romantic fable such as Fly by Night." - Time Out New York

"[...] a crowdpleaser that should be a local hit, as well as a viable future prospect for other mid-sized venues." - Variety

Following the Musical Performance of

Fly by Night

Saturday, July 21st

 at approximately 9:00 pm

Fort Sisseton State Park will host the

Annual Lantern Tour

Walk the Fort grounds as they would have

walked decades before, BY LANTERN LIGHT!

This is a unique tour with stories from the years past and you may even learn a bit more about those who lived long ago and continue to reside at the Fort!

Stick around, you're sure to remember this Tour!

*Tour is open to NFP patrons

It's Only A Play
by Terrence McNally

Current Time at Julia Budder's townhouse.


Saturday, July 14th at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 22nd at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, July 27th at 7:30 p.m.


A spoof on what it takes to make a show a hit!


Tickets Reservations can be made by calling 605-467-3247