Thursday, March 8, 2018

1 pm

Driving Miss Daisy

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ives Auditorium, Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr, Bloomington, MN 55437

Call 952-948-6506
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Presented by Happy For That Theatre
  • Drama

Set in mid-century Atlanta, the play, Driving Miss Daisy, tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about being forced to rely on a black man to get from one place to the next. Gradually, however, Hoke wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play, the two develop a deep-rooted affection.

This Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece is a delicate depiction of simmering racial tensions, the inevitable passage of time, and the universal experience of aging. Playwright Alfred Uhry creates two outsiders who come to a mutual respect, each one grounded in their staunch independence, unbending strength, and stubborn integrity. In 1988, Driving Miss Daisy won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Best Off-Broadway Play. The play was then produced as a Hollywood movie starring Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman and Dan Akroyd. In 1990, the movie version won 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Makeup. Don’t miss this LIVE performance of a timeless masterpiece with Mary Kay Fortier-Spalding as Daisy, Eric Wood as Hoke, and Dann Peterson as Boolie!

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7 pm


7:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

March 6-May 13, 2018

Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Commissioned World Premiere
Best enjoyed by preschool+

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night watchman find him and return him to his shelf before he can find this important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? The tender, enduring story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action! Don’t miss it!

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The Wiz

7:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company & Penumbra Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Ease on down the road with Dorothy and her friends in this dazzling mixture of rock, gospel and soul music. Embark on this Oz-some adventure through a magic land where you will meet funky monkeys, winkies, Addeperle and Evilene. You don’t need a wizard – just believe in yourself to find home and feel that brand-new day!

January 23-March 18, 2018

A Children’s Theatre Company and Penumbra Theatre Production of
The Wiz
Adapted from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Book by William F. Brown
Additional material by Tina Tippit
Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Directed by Lou Bellamy
Choreographer Patdro Harris
Best enjoyed by all ages

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Solo Emerging Artist Celebration

7:30 pm

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Experimental

Three groundbreaking, local solo artists — Antonio Duke, A.P. Looze and Ifrah Mansour — perform solo pieces in repertory in the Guthrie’s first-ever Solo Emerging Artist Celebration.

Antonio Duke
Tears of Moons
Through poetry and prose, inspired by An Iliad, Duke embodies victims of racial violence from 1955–2015, chronicling hate crimes against African Americans and exploring mankind’s addiction to violence.

  • Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 4 at 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Antonio Duke is an actor and playwright who strives to create stories that embody the black diaspora as authentically as possible. In his writing he focuses on mythology, which possesses “an intimacy and epic quality he’s driven to explore.” Duke is passionate about making ancient stories anew with modern circumstances. A recent graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program, Duke has worked onstage with Penumbra Theatre, Teatro Del Pueblo, Pillsbury House Theatre, Climb Theatre, Pangea World Theatre, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Mission Theatre Company; Day In, Day Out Productions and Nebraska Shakespeare Festival.

A.P. Looze
Foray Softly
Sometimes you find what you’re looking for, sometimes you don’t, and sometimes you find something else entirely. Follow them on an exploration of foraging, and take a journey to places where the most tender version of self may arise.

  • Sunday, February 25 at 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 4 at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.

A.P. Looze is an artist who seeks the truth, and goes on heartfelt and honest adventures to find it. They make work that touches on concepts of spirituality and healing by way of personal narrative, investigation and inquiry of past experience, and whatever is at their fingertips or on their mind. Their work has been performed as part of 20% Theatre Company’s Naked I and Q-Stage, at Queertopia, Patrick’s Cabaret, Bryant Lake Bowl and Madame.

Ifrah Mansour
How to Have Fun in a Civil War
In a captivating refugee story of resilience, Mansour revisits her childhood memories of the 1991 Somali Civil War. Layering poetry, puppetry, video and interviews, she confronts violent history with humor.

  • Sunday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 28 at 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 11 at 1 p.m.

Ifrah Mansour is a Somali multimedia artist, performer and educator who uses art to bridge cultures and generations. “My artwork is informed by my lived experience, and that of my community as Muslim refugees and Somali immigrants.” Mansour binds multiple genres to create multi-sensory artwork that illuminates the invisible stories of immigrants. Her artwork takes the form of plays, poetry, installations, puppetry and community collaborations. Her work has been seen at the Minnesota State Fair and Northern Spark Festival, as well as by primarily East African immigrant youth and elders at educational performances. Recent art and performance works include My Aqal, Somalia’s Balloon, Lablaab the Spill, Isug, Corn for Ayayo, and the films Stray and Can I Touch It currently on display as part of the “I am Somali” exhibition at Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Programming in the Dowling Studio is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. All tickets to performances that are a part of the Level Nine Series are $9.

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7:30 pm

Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy


Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s The God of Vengeance – a play that follows a Jewish brothel owner and the lesbian romance between his daughter and a prostitute – Indecent charts the journey of a drama upheld as a groundbreaking piece of Jewish literature by some, and an act of obscenity by others. An ensemble of seven actors and three musicians portrays more than 40 roles to shed light on one of the most fascinating scandals in theater history. 

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Age Against The Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403

Call 612-332-6620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy

We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and most relevant material from recent (and not so recent) shows. From sock hops to death drops, "Age Against the Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits" will bring our funniest moments to the stage one more time, and show you why we’re the longest running (and best) satirical theatre in the world!

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7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Ritz Theater
345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$29 - $53
Call 612-339-3003
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Presented by Theater Latte Da
  • Musical

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Jason Hansen

A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligent lyrics and stunning music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it. The musical provides a glimpse into the psychology of America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins has been called “the most controversial musical ever written.”

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Constance in the Darkness: A Musical in Miniature

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN

Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This adventure short-circuits the trappings of Disney ‘Princess’ culture and plumbs the mysteries of the constellations in a funny, fanciful, and poignant hero’s journey about a mother who has gone missing and an astronomer-daughter determined to find her.

Aided by her trusted sidekicks Bobo the Bear and Lamby-Lamb, Constance must first confront the evil Queen Harmonica and her dreaded army of saxophones!

Filled with ingenious puppetry, lavishly orchestrated songs, and madcap performances featuring Open Eye regulars Emily Zimmer and Maren Ward, Constance celebrates a new kind of princess who navigates a complicated past and uncertain future as she trains her telescope out to the stars as well as into the human heart.

Conceived and created by Michael Sommers and Josef Evans
Book, music and lyrics by Josef Evans
Designed by Michael Sommers
Directed by Annie Enneking
Performed by Emily Zimmer and Maren Ward
Lighting by Michael Murnane

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Park and Lake at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center

7:30 pm
Runs 130 minutes

Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center
788 E 7th St St Paul, MN 55106

Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Comedy

In this delightful romp, a group of eight motley employees at a failing small-town car wash decides to take their destinies into their own hands. 

Devised by veteran TTT actors Luverne Seifert, Stephen Cartmell, Sun Mee Chomet, Joy Dolo, H. Adam Harris, George Keller, Kurt Kwan, Thomasina Petrus, Randy Reyes, Kimberly Richardson, Eric "Pogi" Sumangil, director Michelle Hensley and playwright Kira Obolensky.

Co-directed by Michelle Hensley and Luverne Seifert

Featuring Stephen Cartmell, H. Adam Harris, George Keller, Thomasina Petrus, Kimberly Richardson, Luverne Seifert, Eric "Pogi" Sumangil, and Karen Wiese-Thompson

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The Roaring Girl

7:30 pm

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street St. Paul, MN 55114 (next to Lake Monster Brewing)

$16 - 40
Call 651.321.4024
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Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy

Classical Actors Ensemble presents Middleton and Dekker's rarely produced Jacobean comedy about the gender-role-defying Moll Cutpurse.

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7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Fran Loesser's celebrated Musical Comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway.  Guys & Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy for all ages!

Set in a mythical New York City, Guys & Dolls tells the tall of one Nathan Detroit, a guy who needs a venue for his "permanently established floating craps game." His best venue falls through and he needs money to underwrite an alternative option.  He turns to Sky Masterson, a high roller who will be on anything if the stakes are high enough.  Desperate for a sure thing, Nathan bets Sky he can't get a date with Sarah Brown, the earnest proprietor of the Save-a-Soul mission.  

Things don't go as planned and, along the way, you are treated to some of the most memorable Broadway tunes: Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, Sue Me, A Bushel and a Peck... and more.

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