Gallery Exhibit: Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Celebrates 22 Years!


The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) proudly announces the exhibit: Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Celebrates 22 Years! This exciting, interactive exhibit featuring costumes, photos, posters, and videos from TRFACT’s productions will be open to the public through Sunday October 30th in our gallery in East Grand Forks.

“The Thief River Falls Area Community Theater is…dedicated to providing theater art opportunities to the Thief River Falls, Minnesota area and surrounding communities by presenting summer theater productions each year. The productions range…from one-person plays to musicals. Each production is shown at the Northland Community and Technical College Theater on the Thief River Falls campus.”


Annual productions include all-time favorites like The Sound of Music, The Odd Couple, Annie, and this year’s repeat of Bye Bye Birdie. Children’s theater also draws talented students of all ages to perform with TRFACT.  All productions are done with local talent, from direction, costuming, set design and construction, to performance. TRFACT Executive Director, Jane Anderson, herself an accomplished performer, director and costumer, credits many others for their contributions, among them Gretchen Weinrich, Teresa Rankin McGriff, and Brad Cook for directing; Philip Hoks for set-building; and Andrea Thibert for costuming. Over two-decades, dozens more have been and continue to be involved.


Information about TRFACT may be found at their website: Find out about past productions, or how to become involved in future programs. TRFACT is partially funded by the Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.


A reception for Thief River Falls Area Community Theater Celebrates 22 Years! to meet its director and members will be held Saturday, October 15th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. during the Art and Wine Walk. The exhibit will be available for viewing during gallery hours: Wed. through Sat., 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Sun., 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday and Tuesday. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema mall, East Grand Forks, across Demers Avenue from Cabela’s. Parking is available in the large lot next to the Blue Moose.


We welcome private showings, and are happy to answer questions. For more information call the gallery coordinator at 218-965-4216, or email:; or call the arts council office at 218-745-9111. Please visit the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council website at: for more information.