Friday, May 25, 2018

6 pm

Fight Scene Showcase

6:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Rarig Center - Kilburn Theatre
330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Presented by Stage Combat MN, Fake Fighting Company, and Brawl of America
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Come enjoy a night of fight scenes! We'll be presenting a variety of duels, scraps, and brawls featuring a variety of weapons and fighting styles including swords, daggers, martial arts, and more!  Performers will be adjudicated by Fight Master Scot Mann for certification through the Society of American Fight Directors.

Free Admission!

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7 pm

The Room with Closets

7:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454

$12 to $24
Call (612) 326-1811
Buy tickets online

Presented by Sparkle Theatricals
  • Dance
  • Storytelling

You are a citizen of nowhere in a universe of closets. Journey between Argentina and the United States in this new, dance-theatre tale of a life divided. Experience joyous flights of fantasy and grim political reality. Arrive at a deeper understanding of life, love, human nature, and finding a place to belong when home won't let you stay. 

Devised in Collaboration with The Ensemble.

Directed by Jon Ferguson.

Choreography by Alejandra Iannone.

ASL Interpretation services will be available at the Monday, May 21 performance. This performance includes gunshots, physical violence, and mentions of sexual violence.

 

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Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

7:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company in Partnership with The Old Vic (London)
  • Musical
  • Kids

April 17-June 10, 2018

Children’s Theatre Company in partnership with The Old Vic Present
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax 
Based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Adapted for the stage by David Greig
Music and lyrics by Charlie Fink
Directed by Max Webster 
Choreographer Drew McOnie
A U.S. Premiere by Children’s Theatre Company 
Best enjoyed by everyone

The silky soft tufts of the Truffula trees, are the perfect stuffs to knit the perfect Thneeds. But the first chop, chop of the perilous ax, begins the powerful tale of The Lorax. When the last tree of the forest falls, was it worth losing paradise for nothing at all? The most beloved environmental tale of all time, The Lorax will have you singing in Seussian rhymes!

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Taking Shakespeare

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8
Call 888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Taking Shakespeare by John Murrell.  Featuring Linda Kelsey & John A.W. Stephens.  Directed by Peter Christian Hansen.  What is the power of art? And what should we make of our lives? An aging professor, questioning her relevance and ability, agrees to tutor a young slacker who is addicted to video games and failing academically. Despite their seemingly insurmountable differences, as they explore Shakespeare’s Othello together, both make unexpected discoveries about themselves and each other. A sharp, funny, and engaging play, perfectly suited for Gremlin’s intimate space.

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An Enemy of the People

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

McGuire Proscenium Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$15 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

An Enemy of the People follows Tom Stockmann, a geologist who discovers dangerous water pollution in the Springs, a highly anticipated resort that recently opened in his Norwegian town. In Tom’s mind, the path to a solution is clear: inform the public and close the resort to prevent a crisis. But gradually, he comes under fire – from his brother (the town’s mayor), to the press, to his neighbors and his own family – for wanting to publicize a problem that threatens to destroy the town’s economy and reputation. With ripped-from-the-headlines relevance, this high-intensity drama is a powerful investigation of ambition, integrity and the price we pay for truth.

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

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

$15 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Matt and Christina Drayton are a progressive couple living in San Francisco. It is 1967 when their daughter Joanna arrives home unexpectedly with Dr. John Prentice, an African American doctor 11 years her senior. They’re in love and they want the Draytons’ blessing for their marriage – today. The Draytons have prided themselves on their liberal-mindedness, but now they are forced to put their values to the test. Based on the iconic film, this classic is a witty and insightful reflection on two families confronted by their prejudices.

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The Good Person of Szechwan

The Good Person of Szechwan at St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis
2742 15th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407

$10-$30
Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same time.

Directed by Michelle Hensley

Featuring Christina Baldwin, Sun Mee Chomet, Joy Dolo, Tyson Forbes, Elise Langer, Harry Waters Jr, Karen Wiese-Thompson and Max Wojtanowicz

We're at St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis May 3-6, 17-20, and May 24-27. (At Open Book May 10-13 and May 31-June 3.)

Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30pm. Sunday shows at 4pm (except May 6th at 6pm.)

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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

$20-$34
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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GUYS and DOLLS

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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Q-Stage: New Works Series SET "B"

The Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55408

$5-$25
Call 612.227.1188
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Presented by 20% Theatre Company
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

20% Theatre Company Twin Cities presents Q-STAGE: an experimental series dedicated to providing a stage for queer artists and performance-makers to showcase new work. 

SET "B" FEATURES:

"TRANS*GRRRESSIVAS REVOLUCIONARIAS" 
Written & Performed by Rica de la Concha

Facing so much unbridled destruction on the island and in the diaspora, a Puerto Rican organizer turns her attention to radical, gender transgressive, revolutionaries of the past for inspiration, connection, and guidance. Invoking the spirits of anarchist labor organizer Louisa Capetillo and trans revolutionary Sylvia Rivera, Rica de la Concha explores humanizing and haunting moments of organizing in liberation movements. Part meditation, part ancestral work, Rica de la Concha traverses time and the spirits of unique Boricuas to explore stories of shared tactics, principles, struggles, revelations, and patterns in our historic call to fight for a better world. 

--AND--

"THE LAST RESORT"
Created & Performed by Addison Sharpe
Directed by Chantal Pavageaux

The Last Guest at The Last Resort passes the time basking in the desert sun, sipping sparkling refreshments and lauding the patron saint of pool-side glamour, Micheline Bernardini, the first woman to model the bikini swimsuit. But the desert oasis may prove to be a fragile mirage as the Last Guest is forced to recon with the repercussions of living in lavishness. In their most ambitious stage project to date, Addison Sharpe navigates a world of sex, kitsch, fallout and the bewildering spectacle of the Atomic Age.
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Both pieces perform each night!

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 24-26 at 7:30pm
*Deaf/Hearing Interpreted on May 25 by Hunta Williams, Canae Weiss, Charlette Reiner and Megan Bolduc.

VENUE: 
The Phoenix Theater, 2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

TICKETS: $5-$25 Sliding Scale
RESERVE or BUY ONLINE:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3375738

Seating is GENERAL ADMISSION - choose your own. What you pay for tickets has nothing to do with where you sit.

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8 pm

Age Against The Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits

8:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$34
Call 612-332-6620
Buy tickets online

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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Disney's Newsies

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, Minnesota

$51 - $91
Call 952-934-1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly and his friends live day-by-day selling newspapers for pennies. When a publishing giant raises the price the Newsies pay - the Newsies declare a strike against all the publishing giants. Through courage, determination, and friendship the Newsies are ready to take a stand and seize the day!

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NW4W 2018: Works-in-Progress

Red Eye Theater
Red Eye Theater 15 W 14th St Mpls, MN 55403

$8 - $10
Call 612-870-0309
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Presented by Red Eye Theater
  • Experimental

WORKS-IN-PROGRESS 2018 opens the festival, May 24th – May 27th.  For five months the WIP artists have received full access to the theater, technical support, as well as feedback from their artistic peers as they develop their pieces. The process culminates in four public performances: a high-energy, delightfully diverse evening featuring a 15-minute excerpt from each of the five selected projects.

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9 pm

The Room with Closets

9:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454

$12 to $24
Call (612) 326-1811
Buy tickets online

Presented by Sparkle Theatricals
  • Dance
  • Storytelling

You are a citizen of nowhere in a universe of closets. Journey between Argentina and the United States in this new, dance-theatre tale of a life divided. Experience joyous flights of fantasy and grim political reality. Arrive at a deeper understanding of life, love, human nature, and finding a place to belong when home won't let you stay. 

Devised in Collaboration with The Ensemble.

Directed by Jon Ferguson.

Choreography by Alejandra Iannone.

ASL Interpretation services will be available at the Monday, May 21 performance. This performance includes gunshots, physical violence, and mentions of sexual violence.

 

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Ladyfriend

9:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

HUGE Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN

$10-$12
Call 612-412-4843
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Presented by Ladyfriend
  • Comedy
  • Improv

That thing that happens when you put three charming weirdos who happen to be BFFs on stage together and tell them to make up a show on the spot. It’s pretty much the most delightful thing you’ll see all weekend.

Ladyfriend is a three-human comedy improv team comprised of Becky Wilkinson Hauser, Jen van Kaam, and Beth K. Gibbs.

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