Northern Fort Playhouse to begin 18th season this weekend

LAKE CITY, S.D.(KXLG)- The Northern Fort Playhouse is set to captivate audiences once again as it opens its 18th season of live summer theatre at the picturesque Fort Sisseton Historic State Park. Theater enthusiasts can look forward to a delightful lineup of performances featuring two engaging shows: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and “The Feral Child.”

Here are the critical details for theatergoers:

  1. Performance Schedule:
    • July 12:The curtain rises on “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
    • July 13:Catch the intriguing performance of “The Feral Child.”
    • July 14:The Spelling Bee returns for another captivating show.
  2. Ticket Information:
    • Tickets are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by calling 605-467-3247.
    • Important:All seats are reserved, so book early to secure your spot!
    • For those who prefer spontaneity, tickets can also be purchased at the door (subject to availability).
  3. Evening Options:
    • Friday Evenings:Kick off the weekend with a FREE WILL Donation reception featuring hor d’oeuvres and drinks. Dempsey’s Brewery and With The Wind Winery will tantalize your taste buds.
    • Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and performances start at 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday Evenings:Enjoy a dinner option before the show.
    • Sunday Matinees:Begin with a Lunch option, with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. and performances at 2:00 p.m.
  4. Mark Your Calendar:
    • Performances run on the following dates: July 12, 13, 14; July 19, 20, 21; and July 26, 27.
  5. Intermission Treats:
    • During intermission, indulge in FREE WILL Donation popcorn, ice cream treats, and refreshing drinks.
    • Gather your friends and family for a memorable theater experience.
  6. Explore Beyond the Stage:
    • After three performances, patrons can join lantern tours and a star walk—complimentary experiences for all Northern Fort Playhouse attendees.
    • Remember that State Park fees are included with your NFP ticket.

Whether you’re a seasoned theater enthusiast or a first-time attendee, the Northern Fort Playhouse promises an enchanting blend of entertainment, community, and natural beauty. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of live theater against the backdrop of Fort Sisseton’s historic charm.

For more information, visit the Northern Fort Playhouse website or contact them via email at

The following link connects to the map location of the park: Fort Sisseton Historic State Park – Bing Maps

The following link connects to the event page: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee & The Feral Child | Facebook