Prairie Repertory Theater Records

Prairie Repertory  Theatre 1971 Season: Harvey, Three Men on a Horse, Arsenic and Old Lace, The O... Prairie Repertory  Theatre 1972 Season: My Three Angels, Love Rides the Rails, You're A Charlie B... Prairie Repertory Theatre 1973 Season: The Seven-Year Itch, Two by Two, The Man Who Came to Dinne... Prairie Repertory Theatre 1974 Season: Where's Charley?, Butterflies Are Few, Our Town, The Fanta... Prairie Repertory Theatre 1974 Season: The Rainmaker, Oklahoma, Celebration, Come Blow Your Horn ... Prairie Repertory Theatre 1974 Season: The Rainmaker, Oklahoma, Celebration, Come Blow Your Horn ... Prairie Repertory  Theatre 1976: George Washington Slept Here, The Sunshine Boys, Paint Your Wago... Prairie Repertory Theatre 1976: George Washington Slept Here, The Sunshine Boys, Paint Your Wagon... Prairie Repertory  Theatre 1977 Season: (Summer Season) You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Mira... Prairie Repertory Theatre 1978 Season: The Apple Tree, Never Too Late, Diary of Anne Frank, Li'l ... Prairie Repertory  Theatre 1978 Season: News releases, correspondence Prairie Repertory Theatre 1979 Season: Harvey, Send Me No Flowers, Damn Yankees, I Never Sang For... Prairie Repertory Theatre 1980 Season: Reviews Prairie Repertory Theatre 1980 Season: Promotional talks [1 black-and-white photograph] Prairie Repertory  Theatre 1980 Season: Carousel. Two by Two, Matchmaker, The Second Time Around ... Prairie Repertory Theatre 1981 Season: Picnic, Cactus Flower, Bedroom Farce, Brigadoon [11 black-... Prairie Repertory Theatre 1982 Season: Grease, Charley's Aunt, Mister Roberts, Mornings at Seven ...

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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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  • English

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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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