Women’s One Acts 2022

Eden Prairie Players is returning to the Riley Jacques Barn for this year’s production of Women’s One Acts (WOA!). We’re returning to our usual schedule after last year’s (and 2020’s) disruption. Buy tickets here!

The safety of our audience and production team is a high priority.  We’ll be doing our part by providing contactless entry and socially-distanced seating.  Please do your part by arriving fully vaccinated and wearing a mask.  (Masks are required for all audience members.  Single-use masks will be available for anyone who forgot to wear one.)  If you are sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please stay home and contact us for a refund or a free ticket to our next production. 

Seats will be pre-assigned based on the order in which tickets are purchased. If you wish to be grouped with someone who purchased tickets separately, please contact us before your show date. Clusters of seats will be spaced. We will reduce the number of tickets sold to accommodate this extra distancing. If conditions or requirements change prior to the performance, you will be contacted at the email address provided.

If you need special seating accommodation for a disability, please contact us through the Contact Presenter link. We can accommodate such requests more efficiently if we know about them in advance.

Our Plays

Rock Star by Peggy Powell, directed by Lori Alsdurf
A teenage girl’s dream is finally coming true: she is going to meet her favorite singer and personally give him a book of poetry that she wrote herself. Her mother, however, believes this is all a waste of time and wants to go home. The tension between them rises as they wait for the singer, who may or may not show.

Matchmade by Dale Griffiths Stamos, directed by Jen Frieden

What happens when a man walks into a matchmaking agency for people over 70 and declares that it is the matchmaker herself that he wants to date? And what if that man was someone she’d had a tryst with 50 years ago when engaged to another man? This romantic dramedy looks at love, risk and new beginnings.

The Sign
by Julie Zaffarano, directed by Shelley Smith
The Sign will be presented as a bonus play for the second weekend only.

Rene parks her car in front of Petey’s house to attend a Black Lives Matter rally. When Petey sees her sign, he accosts her. Will this chance meeting divide or heal?

by Kathleen Monaghan, directed by Sara Skar

Phoebe is a hungover building super. Cal is an irate tenant in her building. The broken “thingy” argument leads to shared secrets and a tenuous human connection that might just be friendship.

by Carol Mullen, directed by Samantha Faye King

Alex Porter returns to her family’s summer home for the first time since her mother’s death 17 years ago because her younger sister is convinced that, like dormant cicadas, their mom is coming back to life. As Alex assesses her sister’s sanity, she is forced to examine her own thoughts, feelings, and decisions and consider what all she buried when her mother died.

Heartache Tonight
by Laura Thoma, directed by Liz Michaelson

When Patrick refuses to help Melinda find her library hold video it is the last straw. She’s tired of always being patient. What starts out as a confrontation has the potential to make both Melinda and Patrick feel seen.

The Garden Path to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions
by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos, directed by Michelle Schwantes

The friendly HOA president is looking forward to spring, the pandemic’s end, and Game Day! But his neighbor, an unrepentant master gardener, needs just a few minutes of his time to help her with some simple tasks in the garden. In a matter of minutes, the president finds himself on the other side of the law when the yard chores turn hilariously criminal.


May 22 2022


7:30 pm


Riley-Jacques Barn
9096 Riley Lake Road Eden Prairie, MN 55347


Eden Prairie Players
Eden Prairie Players