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Prairie Repertory Theatre opens season with “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)”

Bradley Herrmann
Bradley Herrmann

Prairie Repertory Theatre opens its 50th season June 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and June 12 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).” The productions will be in person in the Oscar Larson Theatre in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.

Three madcap men in tights weave their way through all 37 of Shakespeare comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild 97-minute ride as this fast-paced presentation was London’s longest-running comedy performing from 1996-2005.

“Prairie Repertory Theatre is excited to return to in-person performances, particularly after losing last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said SDSU Professor and PRT Managing/Artistic Director J.D. Ackman. “We look forward to having an audience in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center and another great season.”

Braden Paulsen
Braden Paulsen

Ackman will direct the cast of three that includes Bradley Herrmann (Sioux Falls), Braden Paulsen (Brandon) and Skyllar Shoening (Roseau, Minnesota).

Designers include SDSU Professor Corey Shelsta, scenic design; Kelsey Werpy (Brookings), stage manager; Shannin Ashmore (Sioux City, Iowa), costume design; Betsey Williams (Emporia, Kansas), lighting design; Emma Kruger (Madison), sound design; Abby Solvie (Morris, Minnesota), prop master and Jaron Sagmoe (Sioux Falls), master carpenter.

No PRT shows this summer will be livestreamed. PRT has individual ticket and group ticket options available beginning June 1. In addition, PRT season subscribers may buy a Flex Pass, which includes one ticket to each production in the 2021 season. Those are on sale now.

All PRT tickets and Flex Passes are available online only. To purchase tickets, visit sdstate.tix.com or www.prairierep.org or call the box office at 605-688-6045 for assistance Monday-Friday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Skyllar Schoening
Skyllar Schoening