October 2022

Getting Our Acts Together: A Night of Northern Hills One-Acts

For the first time

A night of one-acts by local theaters

Getting Our Acts Together will be something brand-new for Belle Fourche Area Community Theater and the Northern Hills theater community. This show will consist of three one-acts: one by the Historic Homestake Opera House from Lead; one by the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish; one by Belle Fourche Area Community Theater. Each night will be held in a different location, so each theater group gets a chance to perform in a new space and give that community a chance to see a show by other local theater groups. This will be a one of a kind show so make sure to be there, you will have three opportunities in three different communities to catch it.

The Shows

Endings Are Hard by Derek Olson

Belle Fourche Area Community Theater's Show Endings Are Hard by Derek Olson

Creating the perfect ending to a script is easier said than done, just ask the characters of a hard-boiled detective drama who have to keep reliving the same ending over and over until it is perfect, no matter how many twists and turns that might take. The characters themselves even have some pitches on how to make it the best ending it can be, much to the chagrin of the writer.

Any Body for Tea by C.B. Gilford

Historic Homestake Opera House's Show Any Body for Tea? by C.B. Gilfrod

Detective Dennis O'Finn, investigating the death of an elderly lady, discovers that he, himself, is the motive for murder. Six sweet but slightly balmy ladies are all in love with their bachelor neighbor, the handsome, forty-ish, O'Finn. To lure him to visit, they stage a homicide.

Laundry & Bourbon by James McLure

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center's Show Laundry & Bourbon by Jame McLure

The setting is the front porch of Roy and Elizabeth’s home in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie and Amy Lee are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets which are so much a part of small-town life.

Getting Our Acts Together: A Night of Northern Hills One-Acts Cast

  • Vivienne: Alaethia Thompson
  • Andi: Rachel Johnson
  • Charlene: Heather Pittman
  • Nathan: Nathan Schreier
  • Teddy: Derek Olson
  • Vendor: Colleen Anderson
  • Writer: Katie Anderson

Getting Our Acts Together: A Night of Northern Hills One-Acts Creative

  • Director: Derek Olson
  • Assistant Director: Anna Robins
  • Assistant: Ember Olson
  • Producer: Derek Olson
  • Schreier Engineering
  • Jackson Dental
  • SME Treats
  • Double Star Computing
  • FLYT Steakhouse
  • Open Space Creative
  • Pioneer Bank & Trust
  • tdg
  • Tim Speidel Business & Tax Service, LLC
  • First Interstate Bank
  • Black Hills Title Company
  • Black Hills Diner
  • Runnings
  • Grap's Burgers & Brews

    SD Arts Council

    Support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts