Rural Theater

Drama will essentially be pulled out of hats this weekend in Bemidji! Five playwrights, five directors, 20 actors, a handful of musicians and a select group of lights, props and behind the scenes theater elves will convene for Out of the Hat - a one of a kind theatrical experience that will take the stage at 7:30pm Saturday evening at the Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. 

"Theater... helps me find who I am.  It has given me confidence in myself." - Charlotte Saxton 

"Like in real life, you have the low points and the high points.  Their life had plenty of low points, but they always found the life in even the darkest of situations." - Luke Votava

“We deserve every kind of wonderfully done human endeavor that anybody else deserves.  We are able to go to good movies. We are able to get books at the library. We are able to watch all the things on television that are any good… We have a wonderful radio station that enlightens us.

David Harrington

Room Service opened on Broadway back in 1937.  It was an instant hit and the story made its way to the big screen the following year.  This comical, theatrical farce has now made its way to the Bemidji Community Theater stage.  It opens Friday, February 1st at 7pm.  Additional showtimes are February 2nd, 8th and 9th at 7pm and February 3rd and 10th at 2pm.  We spoke with Derrick Houle who directs the play on the morning show.  He told us about the play's beginnings, what directing a play is like and how he got started in th