Arlene Theater

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Arlene Theater
Arlene, Minot, North Dakota.png
Address Minot, North Dakota
Operator Mouse River Players
Capacity 200 [1]
Opened 2004

The Arlene Theater is the name of a performance theater in Downtown Minot, North Dakota. The theater is located on First Street Southeast in Downtown Minot. The building was originally built and dedicated as the Minot Labor Temple.[2] The Mouse River Players, a volunteer community theater group purchased the building in 2004. It was called the Mouse River Players Community Arts Center, but renamed after Arlene Saugstad in 2006. Saugstad was instrumental in the organization of the Mouse River Players in 1971. In 2009, the theater installed stadium seating to accommodate two hundred audience members.

2012-2013 Season[edit]

  • September 20–23 Leaving Iowa by Tim Clue and Spike Manton
  • November 8–11 Hello, Is There Any Body There? by Ian Hornby
  • January 17–20 Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
  • May 2–5 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

This is the second season that the Mouse River Players are performing the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The first time was in the 1991-1992 season. The Mouse River Players will also hold their annual Thanksgiving Weekend Revue and a youth production in March at the Arlene.

Mini Mousers[edit]

The Arlene Theater has a children's theater program called the Mini Mousers. The program offers students between the ages of six and fourteen classes taught by local artists. Students in the program perform in the Mouse River Players annual family production[3]


  1. ^ Lee, Paul "MRP stages N.D. premier 'Prairie Heart" Patron Online Archived October 22, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Feldner, Dan. "Theater is a 'labor of love'". Minot Daily News. October 1, 2009
  3. ^ Eggers, Kelly and Walter Eggers. "Children's Theater: A Paradigm, Primer, and Resource". Scarecrow Press, 2010

Coordinates: 48°14′05″N 101°17′28″W / 48.23472°N 101.29111°W / 48.23472; -101.29111