Eden Prairie Players Series Features Plays Written and Directed by Women

The 2018 Women’s One Acts play "Medical Records," by Connie Schindewolf, directed by Lori Alsdurf.
Eden Prairie Players stages Women’s One Acts.
The 2018 Women’s One Acts play "Medical Records," by Connie Schindewolf, directed by Lori Alsdurf.

For more than 27 years, the Eden Prairie Players (EPP) has brought affordable theater performances to the area. Well known for its annual summer musical presented at Staring Lake Amphitheatre, last year EPP added Women’s One Acts (WOA!).

Selected from more than 200 submissions of unpublished work from women playwrights across the country, the six featured plays are new works, some making their regional or national premiers. While many theaters across the state produce collections of plays written by women, few, if any, also hire all female directors.

This spring’s plays offer a variety of serious and comedic themes, including the varied symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (Between Dollywood & Disney), loss of a child (Who She Could Have Been), government control of what we eat (Exceeding the Purchasable Calories), discovery of a box of teenage memories (Back Cover), creative writing (Creating: The Enticing Esmeralda), and relationships (The Morning Menage).

Presented in the charming, historic Riley Jacques Barn, 9100 Riley Lake Road, every audience member is within 40 feet of the stage, making this an intimate theater experience. Performances are scheduled for May 10-11 and 17-19. For details and tickets, visit edenprairieplayers.com, or call the Eden Prairie Art Center at 952.949.8304.

Jes Schrom is the Arts and Events supervisor for the City of Eden Prairie.