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Prairie Repertory Theatre's Summer season

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The Prairie Repertory Theatre will be putting on The Foreigner: July 12-14 and 17 in Brandon, South Dakota. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should-the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancee is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made assuming Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.

The Prairie Repertory Theatre will be putting on Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair: July 18th-21st in Brandon, South Dakota. Organizers say this is a big old-fashioned American musical comedy. This show has romance and adventure, with a beautiful backdrop of the American heartland.

They will also be putting on Love, Sex and the I.R.S.: July 24-26 in Brandon, South Dakota. Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are out of work musicians who room together in New York City. To save money, Jon has been filing tax returns listing the pair as a married. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the "couple" they're going to be investigated. Leslie masquerades as a housewife, aided by Jon's fiancee, Kate. Complicating matters further Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon's back, Jon's mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son's fiancee, and Leslie's ex-girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie has changed and won't see her anymore. Organizers say it's like a cross between I Love Lucy and Some Like it Hot!

This Summer will also feature: A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel: July 10, 11, 27, and 28 in Brandon, South Dakota. "A Second Helping, The Church Basement Ladies Sequel" a.k.a. "Church Basement Ladies 2, A Second Helping" was originally commissioned and produced by Troupe America, Inc. at the Plymouth Playhouse, Minneapolis, Minnesota under the direction of Curt Wollan. Opening night, March 14, 2008. This time around, the year is 1969 and the world is a changing. As folks protest the Vietnam War and women are demanding equal pay for equal work, in their small rural Minnesota community, the ladies of the Lutheran church basement kitchen are dealing with changes of their own. The show takes us from serving the High School students at the Luther League Banquet to a church sponsored Missionary Night and the rise and fall of a Viking's Super Bowl Sunday. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young mom-to-be, these women find strength in each other as they deal with the joys and upheavals from below the "House of God!"

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