A Children's and Junior Troupe's Spring Production

We're excited to announce

Words Players Theatre in partnership with The Rochester Civic Theatre


Night Sets Her Foot in Morocco

A Zany Slapstick Adventure

An all-out slapstick comedy with chasing policemen, escaping bandits, cars full of misfits and, of course, a restaurant scene! 

This year, we're doing something different! 

We begin with a finished, scripted play (written several years ago by Words Players people). This approach lends the opportunity to focus on the "how-to's" that are central in what we do here at Words Players. We will begin with two weeks of improv and ensemble building, practicing the ever-relevant skills of reading and engaging with others, and learning how to work together. We will also work on more technical skills such as verbal and physical comedic timing and stage combat. Unlike many past years, this year rehearsals have been scheduled ahead of time and are listed below. Production week will have specific ending times. Everyone who registers will be cast, but register early, as there will be a cast limit based on the size of the venue.

Director: Daved Driscoll

Stage Manager: Sarah Novinger

Register by clicking the button above.

Then come to the first Ensemble Workshop, Wed. April 4th.

For a downloadable/printable schedule go here: 

Location: The Rochester Civic Theatre

***UPDATED Rehearsal & Performance Schedule

April 4, 5, 6              W, TH, F   4 - 6pm

April 9 - May 4         M, W, TH, F  4 - 6pm  (4 days per week)

May 7 - May 11          Mon - Fri  4 - 6:30pm  

May 12                      Saturday  9am - 1pm

Production Week:     May 14 - 18   (M - F   4 - 9pm)

3 Performances:       Saturday   May 19   4:00pm  (Call time 2:00pm)

                                  Saturday   May 19   7:00pm 

                                  Sunday     May 20  5:00pm  (Call time 3:00pm)

***With the good news of being able to use the Civic Theatre space, the only requisite was that we'd lose a week of rehearsal, so we added 4 Mondays earlier in the process. Those Mondays will be focused on working out a big chase scene. If this change in schedule limits your ability to participate, we can certainly make those Mondays optional. Please check these new rehearsal and performance dates with your schedule and let us know if you have questions or concerns. charis@mnskyvault.org

Schedule Details

Wednesday    April 4       4:00 - 6:00pm   All-cast Ensemble Workshop

Thursday    April 5        4:00 - 6:00pm    6:00 - 6:30pm Parent Informational Meeting

Friday        April 6        4:00 - 6:00pm      All-cast Ensemble Workshop

Monday     April 9       4:00 - 6:00pm      All-cast fight scene choreography 

Wednesday    April 11    4:00 - 6:00pm   All-cast Ensemble Workshop

Thursday    April 12    4:00 - 6:00pm    All-cast Ensemble Workshop

Friday        April 13    4:00 - 6:00pm    All-cast Ensemble Workshop

Monday    April 16    4:00 - 7:00pm   All-cast Open Auditions - Specific roles assigned to each cast member*

Wednesday   April 18   4:00 - 6:00pm  All-cast Ensemble Workshop

Thursday    April 19    4:00 - 6:00pm   All-cast Ensemble Workshop

Friday    April 20    4:00 - 6:00pm    All-cast Ensemble Workshop

Monday   April 23      4:00 - 6:00pm   All-cast fight scene choreography

Wednesday   April 25    4:00 - 6:00pm   All-cast Ensemble Workshop

Thursday     April 26    4:00 - 6:00pm   All-cast Ensemble Workshop

Friday     April 27     4:00 - 6:00pm    All-cast Ensemble Workshop

Monday    April 30     4:00 - 6:00pm   All-cast fight scene choreography

Wednesday    May 2        4:00 - 6:00pm    In-character workshop

Thursday    May 3        4:00 - 6:00pm    Script read-through and story exploration I

Friday        May 4        4:00 - 6:00pm   Script read-through and story exploration II

Monday    May 7    4:00 - 6:30pm   Scene finalization rehearsals

Tuesday    May 8    4:00 - 6:30pm    Scene finalization rehearsals

Wednesday    May 9    4:00 - 6:30pm   Scene finalization rehearsals

Thursday    May 10    4:00 - 6:30pm    Scene finalization rehearsals

Friday        May 11    4:00 - 6:30pm     Scene finalization rehearsals

Saturday    May 12  9:00am - 1:00pm   All-cast rehearsal 

Production Week & Performances

Monday    May 14    4:00 - appx 9:00pm

Tuesday    May 15    appx 4:00 - 9:00pm

Wednesday    May 16    4:00 - appx 9:00pm    

Thursday    May 17    4:00 - appx 9:00pm

Friday        May 18    4:00 - appx 9:00pm (Dress Rehearsal)

Saturday    May 19    2:00pm - appx 10:00pm (Performances at 4:00pm and 7:00pm)

Sunday    May 20    3:00pm - 9:00pm  (Performance at 5:00pm)     

All rehearsals for Night Sets Her Foot in Morocco will be with ALL cast members. 

For Words Players veterans, this is new.  


Every person interested in participating in Night Sets Her Foot in Morocco will be cast in

the show.

The first two weeks of rehearsal will consist exclusively of ensemble workshops with ALL

cast members.  We will develop a basic familiarity with each other, with the nature of

ensemble creativity and with the approach to ensemble cast cooperation which applies

to this specific production.  These two weeks lay an indispensable foundation for

working with Words Players.

Specific roles will be given at rehearsal on Monday, April 16. We will also take this time to

put different combinations of people together to form the sub-groups of actors who will

develop the different ensembles of the show, as well as, identifying very specific skills or

character traits for specific characters or scenes (we may need a juggler or a bear growl

or someone to make car noises) or to ascertain how specific people work together

(these two do the fist fight and these two waltz).

Participant Tuition**


Breakdown of the costs:

Cast T-shirt                $15

Facility rental and use fee        $30

Set and prop purchase/construction    $25


Cast members will also be responsible for obtaining part or all of their costumes. The

 amount will vary, depending on character, generally between $10 and $55.


**The combined tuition payments of all participants pays for a select portion of the direct

costs of producing Night Sets Her Foot in Morocco.  We are grateful the bulk of the

direct costs of producing Night Sets Her Foot in Morocco is subsidized through grants,

individual donations and other Northland Words / SkyVault / Words Players fund-raisers.

 Only costs directly associated with the production of Night Sets Her Foot in Morocco

are included, and only a portion of those.   Further details are available upon request. 

We never want finances to prohibit participation. Scholarships available. Contact 

Charis at charis@mnskyvault.org. 


We are happy to provide transcript verification, particularly to homeschoolers who

choose to include Night Sets Her Foot in Morocco as an integral component in their

academic transcripts.  For further information or consultation as to how to “credit” this

educational opportunity on an academic record, or a delineation of applicable

educational exercises participants encounter, please contact us directly.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota by a grant from the

Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts &

cultural heritage fund.



Contact Charis at: charis@mnskyvault.org


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