The Mouse River Players Community Theatre of Minot has set its 2012-2013 season.
"Leaving Iowa" will be performed Sept. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. "Leaving Iowa" was written by Tim Clue and Spike Manton. Play information describes the play as "a hilarious sentimental comedy about family and family vacations. The family car trip may or may not survive the current upward spiral in oil prices, and the driver might have missed the ideal highway exit from time to time, but they never lost their sense of America."
"Hello, Is There Any Body There?" will be presented Nov. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.
"Hello, Is There Any Body There?" was written by Ian Hornby. It is "a fast-paced murder farce in the style of Agatha Christie." The audience members will help figure out who did it, and how many victims there actually are.
"Dixie Swim Club" will be performed Jan. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m., and Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. The play was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. Play information said, "Five women whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each others' lives."
"The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" will be presented May 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., and May 5 at 2 p.m. Play information said, "This perennial favorite view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cozy bordello until that puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution."
The extra fundraiser musical revue, "Minot is Booming," will be Nov. 23-24. Plans are in progress for the youth classes and youth production.
All performances will be held in the Arlene Saugstad Theater, downtown Minot, 115-1st St. SE.
Contributions and volunteers are always needed.
The four main shows plus one additional ticket for any performance of choice is $45, a savings of up to 25 percent. Season ticket holders have early reservations privileges. Call 838-3939 to order season tickets or for more information. The mailing address is Mouse River Players, P.O. Box 1645, Minot, ND 58702.
People will still need to call 1-866-667-1977 for reservations for each production as seating is limited. They should mention any special needs when making reservations. The reservation line will close two hours prior to each performance. Unclaimed reservations will be made available for walk-in purchase 15 minutes before curtain time.
Gift certificates are also available by request. Visit the website at (www.mouseriverplayers.org) for more information.
- Daily News Staff