April 6-29 at the Dairy Arts Center
Opening Night: Saturday, April 8
A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
About the Play
As this season comes to a close, BETC brings you our first National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere! In Mat Smart’s Eden Prairie, 1971, two young people reconnect on the historic night of the Apollo 15 moon landing, in spite of a world that conspires to keep them apart. When a young draft dodger steals back home to Minnesota to deliver an unusual message to a former high school classmate, both discover more about who they are and what they believe. Join BETC for this love story set in the heart of America.
“Eden Prairie, 1971” is produced at Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other Partner Theaters are Riverside Theatre (IA) and New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ). For more information, please visit nnpn.org.Buy Tickets
Carsen Theater, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder
BETC follows CDC, federal, state, and local guidelines with regards to COVID safety. At this time, patrons will not be required to be masked or to show proof of vaccination at the theater.
If a performance is canceled due to COVID, ticketholders will be able to exchange, refund, or donate their ticket(s) to BETC through the Dairy Arts Center at 303-444-7328.
“Eden Prairie, 1971” runs approximately 90 minutes without intermission.
“Eden Prairie, 1971” contains adult language and content. BETC does not offer more specific advisories about the subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content or age-appropriateness, please call the BETC Office at 303-351-BETC.
Please note that we do not permit children under the age of six into the theater, and we do not permit babes-in-arms.
Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. (Preview – tickets just $25!)
Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. (Preview – tickets just $25!)
Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night)
Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 16, 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. (JUST ADDED!)
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m. (JUST ADDED!)
Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.
After the show, we invite you to stay for post-show conversations with the production artists on 4/8, 4/16, and 4/20!
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Students can get $15 tickets online or by phone (303-444-7328) for all performances except opening nights and closing weeks. Must show a valid student ID with a ticket at the theatre.
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10-19 tickets: 10% off · 20-29 tickets: 20% off · 30+ tickets: 30% off
A standard order fee of 10% per ticket applies to all orders.
Once you have added more than 9 tickets to your cart, the appropriate discount will be applied at checkout. All tickets will be reserved under your account for you to pick up at will-call, or mailed to you in advance. Communications about pre-event information or cancellations will be sent to you, to be forwarded to your guests.
The People of “Eden Prairie, 1971”
Rachel: Kate Hebert
Pete: James Giordano
Mrs Thompson: Adrian Egolf*
Artistic and Production Team
Director: Heather Beasley*
Stage Manager: Katie Hopwood**
Set Designer: Tina Anderson*
Costume Designer: Sarah Zinn
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Dunkle
Sound Designer: Andrew Metzroth*
Properties Designer: Katie Hopwood
*Member of BETC’s Artistic Ensemble
** Appearing through an Agreement between Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
“Eden Prairie, 1971” Supporters
Season Benefactor: Noel & Terry Hefty, Peak Asset Management
Season Benefactor: Karolynn Lestrud
Season Sustaining Sponsor: Cheri Belz, Architect & Realtor
Season Production Sponsor: Karen Steward Memorial Fund
Season Partner: Christian Vanek
Production Sponsor: National New Play Network
Production Partner: Lori & Jim Steinberg
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