October 2014


Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself -- and us -- that he's not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best: "The Raven," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," and "The Tell-Tale Heart." Enter the world of Poe and check your heartbeat at the door.

Directed by Tammy Grubbs, this local production, is staged by the Pipestone Calumet Players. Show dates are October 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m., and October 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center.


February 2015


You won’t want to miss The Calumet Players’ One-Act Festival coming up in February 2015. This season, The Calumet Players are expanding this offering to be three weekends. The first two weekends will have a lineup of comedy followed by a weekend of light drama. A group of talented directors and performers will take you through a myriad of different stories and emotions in one evening that promises to be very entertaining.

This year’s lineup of comedy includes: “Cotton Girls,” “Boy Meets Girl,”  “Time Flies” “Unsinkable,” “The Scent of Honeysuckle,” and “A Little Something for the Ducks.”

Our light drama offerings are: “Graceland,”  “Bits and Pieces,”  “Avenue of Dreams,” and “Asleep on the Wind.” The themes in these shows are a little more adult.

10 Shows – 10 Directors – 10 Casts

These one acts are funny and compelling. The stories all look at relationships: the ones we have with death; the ones we have with the opposite sex; and the ones we have with ourselves. Regardless of where you sit in the theater, you are sure to enjoy this production.

The One-Act Festival is at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, 104 East Main Street. The comedy weekends are February 13 – 15 and 20 – 22. The light drama weekend is Feb 27 – March 1.  Friday and Saturdays shows are at 7:30 pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 & under. Tickets are available at the Pipestone County Museum box office or by calling (507) 825-2020 Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 7:15 p.m. on performance days. If you save your ticket stub from the comedies, your ticket to the light drama weekend is half-price.



June 2015



Into the Woods combines the well-known fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Ridinghoood with the story of the Baker and his Wife who desperately want a child. Unfortunately, the Baker and his Wife have been cursed with childlessness by a witch and must perform various missions involving the characters in the other fairy tales to break the spell. The Baker and his Wife must bring the witch a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold. After a series of failed attempts, the Baker and his Wife finally are able to perform the tasks necessary to break the spell. Once the characters have accomplished their goals, however, they learn about the pitfalls of greed and gluttony. Finally, they learn about the need for community and family when they must unite to fight against the wife of the giant Jack killed who has decided to come back for revenge.


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