Quality Theatre Productions in a Unique Atmosphere
Summer Theatre at beautiful Fort Sisseton Historic State Park
by James Valcq
Friday, July 8th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 10th at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 16th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
Percy Talbot has just been released from a five year prison sentence for manslaughter. She is trying to find a place for a fresh start, and based on a page from an old travel book, travels to the small town of Gilead, Wisconsin. The local sheriff, Joe Sutter, who is also Percy’s parole officer, finds her a job at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill – the only eatery in this struggling town. The Spitfire Grill is for sale. But with no interested buyers, Hannah decides to raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely getting hot at the Spitfire Grill. This musical triumph is an inspiring celebration of fresh starts and the power of what one person can do. *All character, other than Percy, have a standard Mid-Western accent.
Following the Musical Performance of Spitfire Grill
Saturday, July 23rd
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 everyone, general public and NFP patrons
Written by Sean Grennan
Saturday, July 9th at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 15th at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 17th at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years' worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill's grown children -- a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star -- all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The empty-nester parents contend with their own changes, too, as old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. As time passes, the family discovers that, despite what we may have in mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.
As Woody Allen once said, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans..."