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The Hard Rockin’ Drama Club presents “Dead Henry”
Release Date Tuesday, February 25, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Feb. 25, 2014) – The Hard Rockin’ Drama Club will present its newest play, “Dead Henry,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1, in the Surbeck Center Ballroom at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

Plagued by writer’s block while working on his murder mystery play, things take a turn for the mysterious when Henry O’Connor’s characters start interacting with him. And when things don’t go as O’Connor plans, bedlam ensues as lines blur between plot and reality.

Following the March 1 performance, the public is invited to attend a special playwright’s reception to meet and honor Lance DeRoos, a Sioux Falls native and author of “Dead Henry.” Tickets are $5 for the public, and students may attend for free. All proceeds benefit Storybook Island.

The play will also be performed at the Performing Arts Center's studio theater at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, Wednesday, March 5, and Thursday, March 6.


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