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Three Thrillers at the Edge!
to Apr 28

Three Thrillers at the Edge!


The EdgeWild Players present three one-act plays:

The Wasp’s Nest by Agatha Christie, directed by Valerie Sobrack
Performed as a “traditional” play with sets and costumes, Agatha Christie's clever Hercule Poirot is out to solve a mystery before it happens. Will his famous sidekicks Hastings and Inspector Japp be there to help? What is the crime? Who’s in danger? Poirot fans know he never walks away from an unsolved mystery...

The Hitch-Hiker by Lucille Fletcher, directed by Valerie Conner
Performed in the style of a radio broadcast, this thriller is about a man who keeps seeing the same hitchhiker as he drives across the country... even though the hitchhiker can’t possibly be keeping ahead of the driver. The driver soon goes from worried to obsessed. What happens next? Come find out!

Sorry, Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher, directed by Patricia Feld
In this radio drama/play hybrid, a woman is confined to her bed and trying to call her husband. But instead of hearing his familiar voice on the phone, she hears two men plotting the murder of a woman who is home alone... Orson Welles allegedly called this the greatest radio script ever written. Come to the show and decide for yourself!

Starring (in alphabetical order): Krini Alampi, Kyle Buckingham, Greta Drewlow, Alayna Grotberg, Alexander Hazzard, Charlie Hazzard, Jacob Hazzard, Jessica Hazzard, Sandy Lyytinen, Jenna Meyer, MacKenzie Pearson, Michaela Raymond & Kathy Vancil.

*For audiences 13 years old and up.

$15 adults / $5 children. Available at the Timber Rose, online, and at the door.

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Thanks to Arvig for helping underwrite this performance.


Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
to Jun 24

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui


The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, written by Bertolt Brecht in 1941, is a satirical look at a small-time thug who, with his henchmen, comes from New York to Chicago to take over the Cauliflower business by offering, for a price, “protection” to small groceries.

It is an allegory of Hitler’s rise to power, with characters and events having a direct parallel. It isn’t what you might expect of a 1930s Chicago gangster play. This is done for laughs, with over-the-top vaudeville acting, singing, dancing, and stage antics that keep it moving at a frantic, funny pace.

Directed by Patricia Feld and starring (in alphabetical order): Krini Alampi, Greg Anselmo, Nathan Bergstedt, Tom Boland, Bryan Boone, Greta Drewlow, Laura Gillman, Kristi Gustafson, John Hanson, Audrey Johnson, Abe Klamm, Dakotah Klamm, Jack Nachbar, Mike Raymond, Megan Reedstrom, Victor Romanik, Aaron Saude, and Archie Wass.

Read more on our blog...

$15 for adults, $5 for students.
Available at the Gift Nest, the Timber Rose, online, and at the door.

Thanks to Arvig and JK Mechanical for helping underwrite this performance.


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This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature's general and arts and cultural heritage funds.

*On stage content for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Rating systems and recommendations can sometimes be difficult to understand. Different people feel differently about the definitions of “adult language” and “adult situations.” In an effort to make things clear and enjoyable for all of our patrons, we have instituted a new rating system.

Many of you have asked why we don’t use the rating systems of R or PG-13. Unfortunately, that rating system was copyrighted by the MPAA, and we are not allowed to use it. Many have also asked why we do not cut offensive language or situations out of the script altogether. When we select a script and enter into a licensing agreement, we are also agreeing to produce the script exactly as written. We are not allowed to alter the playwright’s script.

We hope that our new rating system will help you make informed decisions about the productions that you want to see. The guidelines we offer are subjective and may not reflect individual sensitivities. To address specific concerns, please contact the Ticket Office directly at 218-743-6670 or

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is recommended for audiences 13 and above because of adult language and gangland violence.  

Word/Phrase  (# of Uses)
G*d*mn   (6)
G*d   (6)
J*sus Chr*st   (3)
Sh*t   (2)
D*mn   (7)
H*ll   (7)
F*ck   (3 )

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