Wednesday, October 3, 2018

10 am

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

10:00 am

Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St., St. Paul, MN 55102

Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15
Call 651-224-3180
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Presented by Penumbra Theatre
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy

Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea

This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years before Penumbra Theatre was born. From its humble creation to critical acclaim on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning play has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences across the country. Shange’s fearless prose vividly paints intimate portraits of the pain and jubilation that women of color experience from girlhood throughout life. Shange was groundbreaking in her efforts to shatter the silence that protected abusers of women. for colored girls is a brave reckoning, a celebration, a healing ceremony, and perhaps most profoundly, an example of the awesome power a chorus of women’s voices can have.

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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

AN AUDIENCE FAVORITE RETURNS

SEPTEMBER 21 – OCTOBER 21, 2018
ALL AGES

Based on the story by E.B. White
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette

“It’s not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.” We kick off the celebration of our 35th anniversary season with an all-time audience favorite. The classic story of friendship, based on the book by E.B. White, will warm hearts young and old as it charms its way onto our main stage this fall. Down on the Zuckerman Farm, Wilbur, an irresistible young pig is determined to avoid the butcher. With the help of his friends (especially the magnificent spider, Charlotte) Wilbur is not only safe, but learns that true friends live in our hearts forever. This 60-minute adaptation of the novel, named one of the best American children’s books of the past two hundred years, will enchant audiences of all ages.

Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois.

CAST

In alphabetical order: Rahael Achett (Carter/Narrator), Emily Anose (Goose/Narrator), Kamrie Frost (Lurvy/Narrator/President of Fair), David Gamache (Zuckerman), Lucy McArdle (Fern), Soren Miller (Wilbur), Peter Neiberger (Avery/Narrator), Isidora Nelson (Sheep/Mrs Arable/Narrator), Abby Schroeder (Templeton), Boo Segersin (Charlotte) and Daniel Untiedt (Gander/Narrator)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director: Jeannine Coulombe
Stage Manager: Shelby Reddig
Set Designer: Anne Henly
Props Designer: Jim Hibbeler
Technical Director: Gretchen Katt
Composer & Sound Designer: James Lekatz
Costume Designer: Lisa Mangone
Lighting Designer: Karin Olson
Production Manager: Melanie Salmon-Peterson

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12 pm

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

12:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

AN AUDIENCE FAVORITE RETURNS

SEPTEMBER 21 – OCTOBER 21, 2018
ALL AGES

Based on the story by E.B. White
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette

“It’s not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.” We kick off the celebration of our 35th anniversary season with an all-time audience favorite. The classic story of friendship, based on the book by E.B. White, will warm hearts young and old as it charms its way onto our main stage this fall. Down on the Zuckerman Farm, Wilbur, an irresistible young pig is determined to avoid the butcher. With the help of his friends (especially the magnificent spider, Charlotte) Wilbur is not only safe, but learns that true friends live in our hearts forever. This 60-minute adaptation of the novel, named one of the best American children’s books of the past two hundred years, will enchant audiences of all ages.

Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois.

CAST

In alphabetical order: Rahael Achett (Carter/Narrator), Emily Anose (Goose/Narrator), Kamrie Frost (Lurvy/Narrator/President of Fair), David Gamache (Zuckerman), Lucy McArdle (Fern), Soren Miller (Wilbur), Peter Neiberger (Avery/Narrator), Isidora Nelson (Sheep/Mrs Arable/Narrator), Abby Schroeder (Templeton), Boo Segersin (Charlotte) and Daniel Untiedt (Gander/Narrator)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director: Jeannine Coulombe
Stage Manager: Shelby Reddig
Set Designer: Anne Henly
Props Designer: Jim Hibbeler
Technical Director: Gretchen Katt
Composer & Sound Designer: James Lekatz
Costume Designer: Lisa Mangone
Lighting Designer: Karin Olson
Production Manager: Melanie Salmon-Peterson

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1 pm

The Church Basement Ladies in You Smell Barn

1:00 pm

Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue Burnsville, MN 55337

$32-$42
Call 952.895.4685
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  • Comedy
  • Musical

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and the Jello molds are put away, these steadfast, sturdy women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. In between picking eggs, milking cows, and dusting knickknacks, they congregate with some of the other lovable folks who inhabit this rural community: Earl, who delivers the mail up and down Rural Route One; Fergus, the hired man; and Tillie, who chronicles the action for the Fish County Weekly.

With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and spanking new original songs, YOU SMELL BARN celebrates rural life in the 1950’s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies. Whether you’ve seen several versions, or are new to the world of the basement, the 7th in the Church Basement Ladies series is a musical treat for all.

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7 pm

Writers Go To The Movies

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$6-$12 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Andrea Jenkins and Angela Pelster
  • Film

Every month, a local writer will present a film that has informed or inspired their writing practice, followed by a conversation with another expert, artist, activist, or scholar. The audience is welcome to participate in the conversation or just sit back and enjoy. October’s film is “Tangerine,” presented by Andrea Jenkins, an internationally recognized writer, performer, poet, transgender activist, and first African American openly trans woman elected to office in a major US city.

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Little Women

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
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Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 21, 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

by Kate Hamill
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

WORLD PREMIERE

In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary air. The Jungle commissioned Kate Hamill, a playwright who’s been praised by The New York Times as “ingenious, saucy, & spunky,” to adapt this beloved and timely classic work and reunites her with Sarah Rasmussen (Sense & Sensibility at Guthrie Theater). Little Women will surprise, excite, and empower you.

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The Miracle Worker

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $27
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama

Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent, spoiled and exists inside a silent, tortured world. Blind, deaf and mute since infancy she is in danger of being sent to an institution. Desperate, Helen’s family writes to the Perkins Institute and a young, inexperienced Annie Sullivan shows up on their doorstep. Through persistence, love and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen’s wall of silence and teaches her to communicate, finally bringing her into the world at last. A radiant and emotionally-gripping story featuring Kiara Jackson as Annie Sullivan and Catie Bair as Helen Keller. Also featuring: Casey E. Lewis, Jane Froiland, Melinda Kordich, Lukas Levin, Matt Wall and Aaron Goehle.

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Little Women

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
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Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 21, 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

by Kate Hamill
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

WORLD PREMIERE

In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary air. The Jungle commissioned Kate Hamill, a playwright who’s been praised by The New York Times as “ingenious, saucy, & spunky,” to adapt this beloved and timely classic work and reunites her with Sarah Rasmussen (Sense & Sensibility at Guthrie Theater). Little Women will surprise, excite, and empower you.

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Understood

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

  • Opening night

Soma Studios
79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212 Minneapolis, MN 55413

Presented by Trademark Theater
  • Drama

Chris and Julie are young, married, liberal, and struggling. After the bizarre disappearance of their dog Jack, their relationship fractures and sends them each on a crash course with strangers who hold vastly different worldviews. As they search for answers in a world divided by politics and unflinching beliefs, they start to wonder, “Is it ever possible to truly understand someone?”

Written by Tyler Mills
Directed by Tyler Michaels

Featuring Sasha Andreev and Adelin Phelps

SOMA STUDIOS - 79 13th Ave NE, Studio 212, Minneapolis, MN, 55413 

OCTOBER 3rd - October 28th

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Frankenstein – Playing with Fire

7:30 pm

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

$29 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

Adapted by Minnesota playwright Barbara Field from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (celebrating its 200th anniversary this year), this captivating retelling of the classic tale imagines a meeting between a dying Frankenstein and his creation in the Arctic Circle. As Frankenstein prepares to right his greatest wrong by confronting the Creature, scenes from their past are replayed and the line between good and evil is debated, revealing a powerful and agonizing question that interrogates the ethical limits of science and human imagination.

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