Welcome to Aberdeen Community Theatre’s home on the web! For more than 30 years, ACT and its Young People’s Theatre have been providing quality, award-winning live theater productions for northeastern South Dakota. Along with ACT’s live theater season between April and November, ACT’s Capitol Cinema programming features special film events throughout the year and Hollywood films seven nights a week from December to March. Our home is the historic Capitol Theatre on Aberdeen’s Main Street.


Logo with creditsMonday, August 10 at 7 p.m.
or Tuesday, August 11 at 7 p.m.

Capitol Theatre, 415 S. Main St.


Dot invites her book club to her cabin for a girls’ weekend. However, after the third case of wine comes through the door, it becomes clear there will be more stewing than reviewing. As bottles tip up, secrets spill out and men sneak in. “Girls’ Weekend” is a lightning-quick farce written by Karen Schaeffer, a community theater veteran from Iowa.



DOT – A woman in her 50s or 60s who orchestrates the girls’ weekend. She has a 30 something year old son named Stephen.
MEG – In her 40s, she is dating Dot’s son, Stephen and has a 20 something year old daughter named Ellie.
CAROL – A woman in her 30s who is trying to have a baby with her husband, Rick.
ELLIE – Meg’s single, free-spirited, 20-something year old daughter who doesn’t really want to be at the girls’ weekend.


STEPHEN – Dot’s 30-something year old son, who is in a relationship with Meg.
RICK – Carol’s husband, who is in his 30s.
SHERIFF TOM LANE – The newly elected sheriff who is in his 40s. He is divorced.
BUBBA – A local townie in his 20s. He went to college with Ellie and currently works for his dad.

Scripts available for 24-hour checkout at
the Alexander Mitchell Library, 519 S. Kline St.,
or the ACT Office, 417 S. Main St.
Mon.-Thu., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m-4:30 p.m.
& Fri., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tentative production dates are scheduled for mid-September

If you can’t make the scheduled audition time, contact ACT at (605) 225-2228 or act@nvc.net BEFORE the audition date.

If you are interested in working behind-the-scenes, please attend one audition session or email us to sign up.

Help Us Complete Phase III of the Capitol Improvement Campaign

Phase III of the Capitol Theatre Improvement Campaign, which includes the remodeling of a storage space into a 90-seat digital theater, is now underway.

 This theater will be available for live performances as well as film presentations.  to see the floor plan for Phase III. The project is shown in red and labeled G, Phase III and totals $480,280.00.

ACT is soliciting gifts over three years – 2015, 2016 and 2017, to complete the project. Please help by printing and completing the and mailing it to ACT, PO Box 813, Aberdeen, SD 57402-0813. Even a one-time gift will be helpful.

Thank you for considering a gift to the Aberdeen Community Theatre as we continue to make the Capitol Theatre on Aberdeen’s Main Street the showplace of the region and home of one of the most award-winning community theaters in South Dakota.


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