Ridgewater Theater

Upcoming Performances

By David Lindsay Abaire

Not appropriate for all ages. 

Willmar campus – Fine Arts Building – Theatre

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 12
Friday, April 13
Saturday, April 14

$5.00 General Admission - Tickets available at the door.

For reservations:  320-222-7605

About the Play:

Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. Her chipper husband comes in with a cup of coffee, explains her condition, hands her a book filled with all sorts of essential information, and he disappears into the shower. A limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask, pops out from under her bed and claims to be her brother, there to save her. Claire's info book is quickly discarded, and she's hustled off to the country-house of her mother, a recent stroke victim whose speech has been reduced to utter gibberish. Claire's journey gets even more complicated when a dimwitted thug with a foul-mouthed hand puppet pops up at a window, and her driven husband and perpetually stoned son show up with a claustrophobic lady-cop that they've kidnapped. Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she'd forgotten. It's one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal new comedy traces one woman's attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters.


Ridgewater Theater produces a mix of non-musicals and musicals. Every year, the season includes many opportunities.

Participate on stage, backstage or behind the scenes; develop leadership skills; learn marketing and administrative abilities; or discover a creative outlet through theatrical design. There is no limit to the possibilities available to you in Ridgewater Theater!

Past Performances 

Fall of 2017: Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood - dir. Matt Hegdahl
Spring of 2016: Middletown - dir. Matt Hegdahl
Fall of 2015: Hearts Like Fists - dir. Matt Hegdahl
Spring of 2015: Picasso at the Lapin Agile - dir. Matt Hegdahl
Fall of 2014: Harvey - dir. Matt Hegdahl
Spring of 2014: Urinetown - dir. Chad Tallon
Fall of 2013: Lend Me A Tenor– dir. Chad Tallon
Spring of 2013: Godspell– dir. Chad Tallon
Fall of 2012: Eurydice–  dir. Chad Tallon
Spring of 2012: Box Of Crayons– dir. Drew Hampton
Fall of 2011: Proof– dir. Drew Hampton
Spring of 2011: All My Sons– dir. Colin Wasmund
Fall of 2010: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee– dir. Colin Wasmund
Spring 2010: Beyond Therapy – dir. Colin Wasmund
Fall 2009: Last Of The Red Hot Lovers- dir. Tom Wiborg

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