Friday, August 10, 2018

9 am

ON THE RAILROAD - A Theatre for the Very Young Experience

9:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

ON THE RAILROAD

A Theatre for the Very Young Production

Aug 3-26, 2018

Age Recommendation
0-4 Years

Choo-choo! All aboard! Hop on the train as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with an original, company created adventure for our youngest audiences on everything to do with trains and railroads. “I’ve been working on the railroad…” will sing on down the track as we explore this immersive environment full of story, music and wonder. Don’t be left standing on the platform as this one-of-a-kind experience leaves from the station to the very heart of a child’s imagination!

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM: Artistic Director – Sandy Boren-Barrett, Director – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Stage Manager – Katharine Benyo, Lighting Designer – Sarah Brandner, Technical Director & Set Designer – Jim Hibbeler, Resident Costumer – Lisa Mangone, Costume Designer – Stacey Palmer, Musician & Composer – Nathan Rowan, Props Designer – Megan Teynor

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10 am

ON THE RAILROAD - A Theatre for the Very Young Experience

10:30 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

ON THE RAILROAD

A Theatre for the Very Young Production

Aug 3-26, 2018

Age Recommendation
0-4 Years

Choo-choo! All aboard! Hop on the train as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with an original, company created adventure for our youngest audiences on everything to do with trains and railroads. “I’ve been working on the railroad…” will sing on down the track as we explore this immersive environment full of story, music and wonder. Don’t be left standing on the platform as this one-of-a-kind experience leaves from the station to the very heart of a child’s imagination!

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM: Artistic Director – Sandy Boren-Barrett, Director – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Stage Manager – Katharine Benyo, Lighting Designer – Sarah Brandner, Technical Director & Set Designer – Jim Hibbeler, Resident Costumer – Lisa Mangone, Costume Designer – Stacey Palmer, Musician & Composer – Nathan Rowan, Props Designer – Megan Teynor

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12 pm

ON THE RAILROAD - A Theatre for the Very Young Experience

12:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$10
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids
  • Experimental

ON THE RAILROAD

A Theatre for the Very Young Production

Aug 3-26, 2018

Age Recommendation
0-4 Years

Choo-choo! All aboard! Hop on the train as our Theatre for the Very Young series continues this season with an original, company created adventure for our youngest audiences on everything to do with trains and railroads. “I’ve been working on the railroad…” will sing on down the track as we explore this immersive environment full of story, music and wonder. Don’t be left standing on the platform as this one-of-a-kind experience leaves from the station to the very heart of a child’s imagination!

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM: Artistic Director – Sandy Boren-Barrett, Director – Melanie Salmon-Peterson, Stage Manager – Katharine Benyo, Lighting Designer – Sarah Brandner, Technical Director & Set Designer – Jim Hibbeler, Resident Costumer – Lisa Mangone, Costume Designer – Stacey Palmer, Musician & Composer – Nathan Rowan, Props Designer – Megan Teynor

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5 pm

A Part of Me

5:30 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Southern Theater

Presented by Imagined Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

A musical drama about two chronically ill patients: Sean, a musician, and young Jimmy. Over guitar lessons and with those that care for them, they explore life, hope, and the ever-present specter of death.

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7 pm

Petri Dish: Screen - MA

7:00 pm

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Fresh Oysters Performance Research
512 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN

$5 (Free for Skewed Visions members)
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Presented by Skewed Visions
  • Film

PETRI DISH is Skewed Visions' regular and perpetual series of discussions about the relationship between specific works of art and the process of thinking about and creating new work.

SCREEN is our ongoing series of private screenings of fascinating films with discussions (with food and drink). Each month an artist chooses a film to stimulate all of us into a conversation about art.

This time Kate Slezak present Celia Rowlson-Hall's 2015 film MA, along with the dance-film short she created with Alex Adkinson. You can see what Kate has to say about this film here:
http://www.skewedvisions.org/screen-2/

LOCATION:
Fresh Oysters Performance Research
512 East 24th St
https://goo.gl/maps/rsUDy

Doors at 7:00pm
Film at 7:30pm
Art: forever

$5 suggested donation, but Skewed Visions Members always get in free

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Doug Sees God: A Funnie Thing Happened on the Way to Adulthood

7:00 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Rarig Center - Thrust Stage
330 21st Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Presented by Albino Squirrel Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Doug Funnie is an 18-year-old college freshman coming to grips with student loan debt, an upside-down work-school-life balance, and a myriad of other issues facing millennials today. Based on characters from popular Nickelodeon television series of the 90s such as "Rugrats," "Doug," "Hey Arnold," and others, Doug Sees God analyzes what it truly means to be a millennial. The fourth original play presented by Albino Squirrel through the Minnesota Fringe Festival, following Pocahontas (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mouse) in 2015 (remounted with Freshwater Theatre), A Mariokart Named Desire in 2016 (chosen for an encore performance), and Wellstone: A Minnesotan Musical in 2017 (revamp pending for 2018).

$25 or higher donations to our Kickstarter campaign will receive two free tickets to any performance of your choosing! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1844400425/doug-sees-god-a-new-orig...

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Geminae @ MN Fringe

7:00 pm
Runs 50 minutes

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

Presented by Oncoming Productions
  • Drama

Odyssey Space Solutions is bringing astronautics into the 21st Century… faster, sleeker, cheaper. An astronaut in orbit and her sister at mission control learn the hard way that progress comes at a cost. But OSS is about to learn that the sisters’ dangerously unbreakable bond comes with costs of its own. The company behind horror hits The Deep Dark and The Last Bombardment brings its signature blend of movement, sound, light, and words to this story of airless terror at the final frontier.

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National Native American Ten Minute Play Festival - 3rd Annual

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Pay-What-You-Can at the door, $25 advance
Call 612-367-7639
Buy tickets online

Presented by New Native Theatre
  • Comedy

The festival invites local and international Native American and First Nations artists from across the continent to share brand new stories with the Twin Cities community. It is an evening filled with laughter and celebration as Native people control their narrative. This year, NNT presents 12 new plays by emerging and professional playwrights from diverse tribal backgrounds and hosts an international actor in residence from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The plays take on a wide variety of themes, “A Christmas in Ochopee” by Montana Cypress explores the classic “American family” play under a Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida lens, while William S. Yellow Robe, Jr., who is Assiniboine, returns to the festival for the third year in a row, exploring cultural appropriation with humor in “Files of the Indin Police.” Deanna StandingCloud is following up her successful play, “Blood Quantum Physics,” from last year’s festival, which went on to be performed by NNT throughout last year and won the 2018 Wisconsin Native Playwrights’ contest, with its sequel, “Virtual Medicine Man,” that examines western society’s obsession with Native culture while her characters desperately protect and hold onto their own Ojibwe values.

This year’s line-up also includes plays written by: Tim Brown (White Earth), Lara and Helena Gerhardson (White Earth/Red Lake), Alex Shunka Wakan Wacipi Hesbrook Ramier (Cheyenne River), Bret Jones (Muscogee Creek), Lennixx-Rodney Treat Lee (Cheyenne River), Michael D. Nephew (Eastern Band of Cherokee), Laura Annawyn Shamas (Chickasaw), Odessa Star Comes Out (Oglala Lakota), and June Thiele (Athabascan and Yupik).

Wednesday, August 8-11, 7:30PM & Sunday, August 12, 2:00PM

PLUS Saturday at 9:30PM concert after the show featuring Wade Fernandez!

Stay after the show on Saturday, August 11th at 9:30PM when we celebrate the announcement of our 10th Anniversary Season with Wade Fernandez in concert! Then dance till midnight.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears and dreams through hilarious and touching tunes. (And it’s not just about the spelling: the adult cast is ultra geek-chic in their middle school costumes!) Alan Bailey, director of such audience favorites as Souvenir and Sylvia, returns for this Tony Award-winning musical about friendship, sacrifice and valuable lessons in fair play.

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West Side Story

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
  • Musical

It's 1957 and two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, are prowling the streets of Manhattan's West Side. When Tony falls for Maria, the sister of a rival gang member, a rumble is planned. Like Romeo and Juliet they're caught in an ages-long feud with no escape, even as they pledge their love for each other. Through the genius of Bernstein and Sondheim, incomparable hits like "Maria," "Tonight," "Cool" and "I Feel Pretty" are merged with the greatest love story ever told in this larger-than-life musical.

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Hairspray

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue North, Maplewood, Mn 55109

$13-$20
Call 651-274-8020
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ashland Productions
  • Musical

Ashland Productions presents: Hairspray! The Musical! 
Show runs July 27th-August 12th
Tickets on sale NOW! $13-$20

The 1950s are out and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of 8 TONY Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters, leading to social change as Tracy campaigns for the show's integration.

Hairspray explores the themes of racism and freedom of expression. It highlights individuality, and the importance of everyone working together for something to become revolutionary. The musical is empowering, as although it touches on racial issues that were prevalent in 1960s America, it focuses more on the attitudes that are associated with it, and the power that we have to change discrimination. The musical encourages individuality, acceptance and freedom. It is a musical that can be applied to any social context and time, as it highlights ongoing issues such as fat-shaming, racism and discrimination

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The Korean Drama Addict's Guide to Losing Your Virginity

Park Square Theatre
20 W. 7th Pl, St. Paul, MN 55102

Presented by Theater Mu
  • Drama
  • Comedy

She’s a Hmong personality coach addicted to Korean Dramas (Korean soap operas). He’s the heir to a Korean manufacturing giant banished to the new Midwest office. Will she find a man before the magic hour of her 30th birthday? Will he buck tradition and embrace his musical dreams? Fantasy collides with reality in this romantic comedy about fate, cultural clashes, and the art of losing one’s virginity.

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8 pm

Small College Town

8:00 pm
Runs 85 minutes

HUGE Theater
HUGE Theater 3037 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$10
Call (612) 412-4843
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Presented by Denzel Belin
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Small College Town is an improv show inspired by the classic forms of Spoon River and Small Town. By adding a fun, collegiate twist to it, the show will follow four people who will go through the college experience, from application to graduation in tandem with four players who will play everyone else. A new and unique college-in-a-small-town experience will be created every night.

It’s nothing like Animal House.

Interludes features Ava Bird, Sabrina Diehl, Vann Daley, Peter Centner, Erica Solomon, Brid Henry, Cicely Robin Laing, Shelby Schroeder, Laura Berger, Ryan Blix, Andy Christian, and Justin Betancourt. There will be a light and sound technician for the show, mixing live as the show happens in addition to live piano accompaniment.

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Ferris Mueller's Day Off

8:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$30
Call 6123326620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy
  • Improv

With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW political satire!

After all - life moves pretty fast.

If you don't stop and laugh once in a while, you could miss it.

"Ferris Mueller's Day Off" features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed, and Taj Ruler; with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen.

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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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Summers in Prague by Deanna Strasse

8:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle and Sidecar Theatre
  • Comedy

Summers in Prague follows Mara, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher, on a trip to Prague where she gets the uncharacteristic idea to hire a male escort. Funny, intimate, and unexpectedly poignant, Strasse crafts a narrative about self-discovery through an unlikely friendship.

Cast and Crew:

Mara-Samantha V. Papke
Vaclav-Avi Aharoni 

Written by: Deanna Strasse

Director-Kimberly Miller
Stage Manager-Jessi Kadolph
Co-Producer- Kimberly Miller, Sidecar Theatre
Co-Producer- Megan West, The Chameleon Theatre Circle
Dialect Coach- Corey Boe
Costume Coordinator- Kathleen Martin
Photographer- Christian Calabrese

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The Screaming Skull

8:30 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Rarig Center Thrust
330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis

Presented by Ghoulish Delights
  • Drama

Ghoulish Delights is proud to present Eric Webster in this adaptation of F. Marion Crawford’s classic ghost story. Originally written in 1908, “The Screaming Skull” tells the story of a retired sailor who spends a stormy night descending into drink and madness, haunted by the cries of a woman he may have inadvertently helped murder. This production features live sound effects to immerse the audience in a sea-side storm and bring the wrath of a vengeful spirit to life.

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9 pm

Final Dress

9:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

HUGE Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave Minneapolis, MN 55408

$10
Call (612) 412-HUGE
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Presented by Dilly Dally
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Actors Sean Dillon and Michael DallaValle have been rehearsing a two-man play. Everything has been going very smoothly. Well, mostly smoothly. There has been some bickering, some script changes, a union strike, that light board fire last week... But never mind. Tonight is their final dress rehearsal before they open the show tomorrow. And it WILL go off without a hitch. Because it has to. Has to.

(Improv)

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10 pm

I Killed the Cow

10:00 pm
Runs 50 minutes

Augsburg University's Studio Theatre
625 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by The Herd
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

SOLO STORYTELLING PUTS SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER STAGE

After an extended run in New York City at the United Solo Festival, New York-based theatre collective The Herd will present its one-woman show, I Killed the Cow, to the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

I Killed the Cow centers on one woman who kowtows and keeps her head down. Until Mother Cheetah struts in and thrusts her into the hip-grinding, cheetah-loving, animalistic wilderness of sexual reckoning. Will she be eaten alive? Will you?

The storytelling takes this timely topic and makes it accessible (even playful) for all audiences. The result is a confident testimony that lets audiences and families continue the conversation at home and in their communities.

Created by Larissa Marten and Leia Squillace.

Performed as part of Minnesota Fringe.

Performances:
August 3 at 5:30 p.m.
August 4 at 2:30 p.m.
August 5 at 8:30 p.m.
August 9 at 7:00 p.m.
August 10 at 10:00 p.m.

All performances are at Augsburg University’s Foss Studio Theatre at 625 22nd Ave South in Minneapolis. 

ikilledthecow.com

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The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society Versus the Nazis

10:00 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Rarig Center Thrust
330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society
  • Drama

Join the Society for two classic World War II era thrillers from the golden age of radio, performed in the style of an old-time radio broadcast, including original announcements, commercials and sound effects. Featuring Shanan Custer, Joshua English-Scrimshaw, Tim Uren, and Eric Webster.

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