This will be a busy weekend for theater-goers in Eden Prairie.
PiM Arts High School and nearby Eagle Ridge Academy (ERA) will both perform plays open to the public. Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) will have four more performances of the musical “Mamma Mia!,” which opened last weekend.
PiM Arts is performing “Proof,” the Pulitzer-prize-winning play by David Auburn. The show is described as “a passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love.”
The plot is as follows: “Catherine has inherited her late father’s mathematical brilliance, but she is haunted by the fear that she might also share his debilitating mental illness. She has spent years caring for her now-deceased father, and upon his death, she feels left alone to pick up the pieces of her life without him.
“Caught between a new-found connection with Hal, one of her father’s former students, and the reappearance of her sister, Claire, Catherine finds both her world and her mind growing increasingly unstable. Then Hal discovers a groundbreaking proof among the 103 notebooks Catherine’s father left behind, and Catherine is forced to further question how much of her father’s genius or madness will she inherit.”
Shows will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, Friday, Nov. 18, and Sat. Nov. 19, at the PiM Loading Dock Theatre, 7255 Flying Cloud Drive. Tickets are $5 for students and $12 for adults, and can be purchased here.
ERA’s Upper School dramatics will perform “The Wind in the Willows” this weekend. The show is billed as a “charming adaptation of the classic by Kenneth Grahame follows the adventures and misadventures of Mole, Rat, Badger, and the undeniably humble Mr. Toad of Toad Hall.”
Performances will be in the ERA Auditorium, 11111 Bren Road W., Minnetonka, at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Tickets will be sold at Door 4 (activities entrance) for $8, cash or check only. Learn more here.
Story update: All three shows of “The Wind in the Willows” this weekend have been postponed to a later date due to a high rate of influenza A at the school.
Meanwhile, Eden Prairie High School’s fall musical, “Mamma Mia!,” opened last weekend. There are four remaining shows at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19, in addition to a matinee at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Online ticket sales are open at Vancoevents.com. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. There is no additional charge for purchasing tickets online.
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