Cannon Community Theater: Everybody Loves Opal


February 14 - 06:00 pm


February 23 - 03:30 pm

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Cannon Arts Board, Cannon Community Theater, Artisan Plaza


Artisan Plaza

1223 4th Street South, Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Cannon Falls, MN, US, 55009

Join the Cannon Community Theater players in a dinner theater production of John Patrick’s comedy “Everybody Loves Opal”.

Cannon Community Theater, in partnership with Cannon Arts Board and Artisan Plaza food hall are proud to bring you a live theater production paired with a delicious meal.

The play will have four evening performances and two matinee performances. The evening performances are priced at $49 and the matinees at $35. Both evening and matinees will have a meal in an Italian style, and it will include:

Housemade meatballs, grilled lemon chicken, red sauce, Alfredo sauce, spaghetti and penne rigate, romaine & arugula salad w/ Parmigiano & garlic vinaigrette, hanisch rolls and butter and a non-alcholic beverage of your choice.

After your meal, and at the intermissions, special deserts and cocktails will be available for purchase.

Here is a short description of this wonderful comedy by John Patrick:

Opal Kronkie, a middle-aged recluse, lives in a tumbledown mansion at the edge of the municipal dump. The general disarray of her establishment is aggravated by the fact that Opal collects things—anything that can be toted home in her little red wagon. Opal is also an optimist, for no matter how mean her lot—or her “friends” —Opal responds with unfailing kindness and an abiding faith in the goodness of human nature. Into her rather strange world comes Gloria, Bradford and Solomon, three purveyors of bogus perfume on the lam from the authorities. Opal’s menage is the perfect hideout—and Opal, herself, might be the remedy for their shattered finances. They decide that what she needs is plenty of insurance, a rapid demise, and three beneficiaries named Gloria, Bradford and Solomon. Attempted murder wouldn’t seem to be funny, but in Mr. Patrick’s magic hands it is uproarious. The unsavory trio concoct an elaborate scheme to drop the ceiling on Opal’s unsuspecting head—but she is in the cellar at the time; they try to drug her and set the house on fire—but Opal’s state trooper friend arrives at the wrong (or right) moment; a plan for a “hit and run” accident backfires. Through it all, Opal radiates kindness, affection and, strangely enough, gratitude. But the real clincher comes at the end. It seems that there was plenty of money around all the time; bags, barrels, and moose-heads full of it, in fact, and any friend of Opal’s is welcome to as much as he wants. All they had to do was ask.

The Cannon Arts Board maintains a community art and food calendar of events at and promotes all kinds of art, music and food events throughout the Cannon Falls and surrounding area.