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War of the Worlds

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Originally broadcasted from New York’s Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover a historic thriller surely not to be missed.

All recorded with SECT actors while maintaining safe social distancing.

Join us for the premiere on Facebook Live!

The Company:
Noah Kutter
Matt Nesmith
Doc Murphy
Chris Carter
Jeff Gould
Mark Nelson
Dana Dykhouse
Rick Weiland
Phil Kappen
Jordan Deffenbaugh
Jesse Jensen

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Annual Meeting

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Our Annual Meeting will take place on Monday, July 6th, at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend and if you have volunteered at least 8 hours during Season 17, you are eligible to vote.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7422464876?pwd=YVJQeGV5UHlja1hUWEI0VTIzdnRrZz09 Meeting ID: 742 246 4876
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June Newsletter

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Check out what’s happening at the Sioux Empire Community theatre in our June newsletter.

Alfred: A Radio Play

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A meteorologist and a professor are on an archaeological dig in South Dakota. While traveling in a severe storm, they come across an 8 year old boy riding his bike. The three seek shelter in a prairie diner and lives are changed forever.

Go on a journey with us Friday at 6:00 PM on Facebook Live and explore what it means for grief to be interrupted by the unexpected.

Written by Mo Hurley

Directed by Robin Byrne

Cast:

  • Alfred – Prentice Jensen
  • Sam – Alex Weiland
  • Adrian – Kevin Kunkel
  • Inez – Shelli Masek

The Confidence Man

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The Confidence Man – Written by Jeff Gould

The Confidence Man is a dark comedy about a man with no talent, intelligence, skills or knowledge but makes up for it with tremendous self-confidence.

The Hand: A Radio Play

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A service agent shot in the line of duty is given the chance of a lifetime. An experimental artificial hand. A hand that turns out to have a mind of its own.

Written by Jeff Gould

Cast:

  • Dr Phillips – Robin Byrne
  • Erickson – Rick Weiland
  • Announcer – Jeff Gould
  • Craig Anderson – Noah Kutter
  • John Clayton – Chris Andrews
  • Dr Schuler – Mark Nelson
  • Meh Chu – Lisa Kutter
  • Alice Clayton – Chelsea Kappenman
  • Voice – Jordan Deffenbaugh
  • Bartender – Robbie Owens
  • Editing – Jesse Jensen
  • Sound design – Jordan Deffenbaugh
  • Director- Jeff Gould

Alice In Wonderland – Radio Play

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The classic tale by Lewis Carroll, adapted for the radio! Join Alice, as she tumbles down the rabbit hole and meets a bizarre cast of characters like the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Chesire Cat, and many others. A wonderful story for the whole family to enjoy!

Starring…

Alice – Kara Davidson
The White Rabbit – Courtney Hardie
Mouse – Celeste Bryant
Lory – Connie Sivertson
Duck – Bryn Mongeau
Dodo – Brooklyn Kellenberger
Eaglet – Makenna Noel
Pat – Amy Conrad Gag
Animal 1 – Brooklyn Kellenberger
Animal 2 – Malle Driscol
Animal 3 – Amy Gage
Animal 4 – Matt Carda
Animal 5 – Emma Ehlars
Bill – Jesse Jensen
Tiger Lilly – Julie Sauer
Rose – Celeste Bryant
Daisy 1 – Malle Driscoll
Daisy 2 – Makenna Portinga
Violet – Bryn Mongeau
Caterpillar – Isaac Smith
Chesire Cat – Leigh Spencer
March Hare – Myriam Zamy
Mad Hatter – Amber Bosworth
Dormouse – Emma Ahlers
Two of Spades – Matt Carda
Five of Spades – Isaac Smith
Seven of Spades – Jordan Deffenbaugh
Queen of Hearts- Abby Berke
King of Hearts – Anthony M. Hunke
Knave – Connie Sivertson
Tweedle-Dee – Molly Murphy McFarland
Tweedle-Dum – Leigh Spencer

Adapted and Directed by Jordan Deffenbaugh Support the Sioux Empire Community Theatre by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/siouxempirecommunitytheatre

Interested in auditioning for a future radio play? Send in your info here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFWu2qz7hNyw6FA8H8pSYZvhjT0YRfbShS-opMa1Yqkv5i3g/viewform

Sometimes It’s Hard To Be A Woman – Radio Play

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Sometimes It’s Hard to Be a Woman

A collection of three short plays by Watertown playwright, Amber Bosworth

As women, we can sometimes lose ourselves in the pursuit of what we think will make us happy. Whether it’s swiping right on a dating app or playing a game with your dead mother, sometimes the path we take isn’t the one we should stay on. Take three journeys as the women figure out that the one thing that will make them happy has been right in front of them the whole time.

Notice: Contains adult themes and some adult language.

What’ll It Be
JC-Bartender – Chelsea Kappenman
Amy – Courtney Hardie
Boyfriends – Clinton Store

It’s Your Move
Jess – Amy Gage
Patty – Bryn Mongeau

Here There Be Curves
Allison – Abby Berke
Charlie – Matt Carda
Narrator – Leigh Spencer

Support the Sioux Empire Community Theatre by becoming a member of the 120 Club: https://siouxfallstheatre.com/120-club/

Interested in auditioning for a future radio play? Send in your info here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFWu2qz7hNyw6FA8H8pSYZvhjT0YRfbShS-opMa1Yqkv5i3g/viewform

The Blood Donor – Radio Play

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The Blood Donor

by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

Tonight at 6, the Theatre takes a riff on the BBC and brings out a British comedy about the hilarity of blood donation. Trust us, the jokes are there! Generously made possible by First Premier Bank and First Premier Bankcard.

Starring…
Hancock – Alex Hey
The First Nurse – Amber Bosworth
Dr. McTaggert – Matt Nesmith
Mr. Johnson – Jordan Deffenbaugh
Mrs. Forsyth – Molly McFarland
Thomas – Jeff Gould
The Second Doctor – Clinton Store
The Second Nurse – Amy Gage
BBC Announcer – Robin Byrne

Support the Sioux Empire Community Theatre by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/siouxempirecommunitytheatre

Interested in auditioning for a future radio play? Send in your info here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFWu2qz7hNyw6FA8H8pSYZvhjT0YRfbShS-opMa1Yqkv5i3g/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1HmTLPeoWxcjbyzrfRltfZ27_HFwCC25SFbh99VdPBUyvmwHCWnDMS0L0