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Fall Sr. Xplor Drama Production

The History of Dating

Comedy by Brian D. Taylor


"Who knew that ancient pickup lines were as cheesy as today’s?!  This zany romp through history is a fun, fast-paced look at the woes and wonders of dating through the ages.  Professor Curio — with the help of his spirited partner, Professor Amoré — leads the audience on a chronological journey through time from early nomads and cavemen and women all the way to computer dating in the twenty-first century!  With stops at ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations, then hitting Medieval and Colonial times, the scholarly hosts lead the audience through more modern decades like the Roaring 20s and the Nifty 50s.  Full of fun scenes, crazy characters, sight gags, and physical comedy, you’ll especially love the breakup via 80s mixtape and the grand finale speed-dating-themed recap!" 

Manitou Opera House

Performance Dates:

  • Friday, November 2 - 7 PM - Manitou Opera House
  • Saturday, November 3 - 2 PM - Manitou Opera House


Available at CJ's Convenience, Manitou or the Candlewick Box Office: 204-825-8406.

  • Adults - $10 Advance / $13 Door
  • Children (12 & under) - $7 Advance / $10 Door


Cast Includes:

Most playing multiple roles

  • Kate Beckett (Manitou)
  • Nicole Blagden (Carman)
  • Libbey Cobb (Manitou)
  • Theo Comte (Notre Dame)
  • Jackson Hacault (Manitou)
  • Tyler Johnson (Manitou)
  • Riley Johnston (Windygates)
  • Alicia Keen (Manitou)
  • Xander Klassen (La Riviere)
  • Grace Morrow (Kaleida)
  • Hayden Morrow (Kaleida)
  • Jenna Mutch (Pilot Mound)
  • Zach Pauls (Pilot Mound)
  • Katryne Parvais-Dion (Roseisle)
  • Will Sharpe (Manitou)
  • Sarah Stephens (Crystal City)
  • Aiden Unrau (Manitou)
  • Ashton Unrau (Manitou)


Crew Includes:

  • Producer/Director - Richard J. Klassen
  • Assistant Director - Ruth Barker
  • Costume Coordinator - Ruth Barker
  • Front of House Coordinator - Vanessa Klassen
  • Ushers and Assistants - Jr. Xplor Drama Students
  • Makeup & Hair - TBA
  • Properties - Jazmine Harder
  • Sets - Richard J. Klassen
  • Stage Management - Ruth Barker, Jazmine Harder
  • Technicals - TBA

Performance by special arrangement with PIONEER DRAMA SERVICE