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Prairie Repertory Theater Records
- 1971-2019 (Creation)
10.0 linear feet [2 record boxes, 4 oversize boxes, flat]]
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The Prairie Repertory theater was founded by students and faculty in 1971after the relocation of the Oldham Opera House. The Prairie Repertory Theater was created through collaboration by the Prairie Historical Society and South Dakota State University in order to present a joint summer theater season. The Prairie Repertory Theater has worked to encourage theatrical talents in the community and continue the historic tradition bringing theater to the communities in South Dakota.
The Prairie Repertory Theater presents four plays a summer for a duration of six weeks a play at SDSU in Brookings and at Prairie Village near Madison, SD and recently celebrated their 50th year of theater productions.
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The collection is composed of programs, posters, season ticket brochures, and photographs from the plays, musicals, and revues produced by Prairie Repertory Theatre.
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Conditions governing access
This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.
South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.
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Related archival materials
Arndt, Xavia Diane, "A History of Theatre at South Dakota State University 1892 Through Summer, 1972" (1972).
Karlen, Louis "Trey" W., "History of State University Theatre 1972 Through 1992" (1993).
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- Prairie Repertory Theater (S.D.) (Subject)