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Thief River Falls Area Community theater performs Barefoot in the park

Valentine’s Dinner Theater Hosted by TRFACT:  Barefoot in the Park

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word.  After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does.  

A Valentine’s Dinner Theater: Barefoot in the Parkwill be presented by the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater on February 12, 13, and 14 at the Eagles Club at 305 Red Lake Boulevard in Thief River Falls.  Tickets are $25 each and are available at Digikey’s East Entrance in Thief River Falls during business hours and online at www.trfact.org

Seating is general admission, and the doors will open each evening at 6:00 p.m. with the show starting at 7:00 p.m.

The romantic comedy classic by Neil Simon will be performed by an all-star cast that includes Rob Burkel, Sherry Knott, Scott Pream, Carl Dahlberg, Jon Mansk and Alyssa Novak.   Directed by Gretchen Weinrich, with lighting and sets by Carl Dahlberg, costumes and props by Jane Anderson, and sound by Bruce Elseth.

The menu will feature a pasta bar with both red and white meat sauces, salad, bread sticks and dessert of brownie bites and mini cheese cakes. A cash bar is also available.  Catering is by Becky Carlson of Broadway Station.  

Listen to Director Gretchen Weinrich on Pioneer 90.1 on Tuesday, February 5 at 3:05 pm or to the podcast on our website afterwards!


“Critic weeps joyfully…I don’t think anybody stopped laughing while the curtain was up last evening.” – New York Daily News

This production is made possible in part by a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council with Legacy Amendment funding through the vote of Minnesotans in 2008.

For more information about the Thief River Falls Area Community Theater, visit our webpage at www.trfact.org or join us on Facebook.

Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Announces 2017 Season Auditions

Are you interested in performing on stage?  Have you always wanted to give it a try?  The Thief River Falls Area Community Theater is inviting you to open call auditions for their summer 2017 season shows.  Shows being auditioned for at this time include The Drowsy Chaperone (June 20-24), a hilarious modern musical written that takes place in the 1920s, directed by Gretchen Weinrich and Sherry Knott; and a small-cast  play entitled  The Boys Next Door (July 18-20) written by Tom Griffin and directed by Teresa Rankin McGriff.

Auditions will take place at the Thief River Falls United Methodist Church, located at 116 North Horace Avenue, on Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.  Come any time during those hours.  For The Drowsy Chaperone, you will need to have a song prepared.  An accompanist will be provided, but you must bring sheet music with you.  There will also be several song books available, if you should need them. Teens through adults of all ages are welcome and encouraged to audition.  For The Boys Next Door, you will be asked to read from the script.  Samples are available on their website:  www.trfact.org

The TRFACT will also be hosting two shows for teens and children during summer 2017:  The Lion King KIDS  and The Sound of Music.  Auditions for those shows will take place in April.  Those interested should watch their website: www.trfact.org or their Facebook page (Thief River Falls Area Community Theater) for all the latest information and updates.

Questions?  Contact TRFACT Executive Director Jane Anderson at mjander@mncable.net