Saturday, October 27, 2018

(All day)

Second Skin

(All day)
Runs 60 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave

Presented by Playable Artworks
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Erin Olson is a fourth generation medium, a person who talks to spirits. Unfortunately, her recent death has hindered her ability to work. Now she needs an assistant, a conduit to the living world. You're invited to interview for this position. Come along and try your hand at contacting the spirit realm, but know that whether or not the spirits can be put to rest is up to you. This audio-driven, site-specific adventure for a single audience member takes you around the West Bank neighborhood, and is powered by an interactive app.

Second Skin makes you the protagonist in an interactive horror adventure. Wear comfy shoes, bring your cell phone, and dress for the weather, because your journey will take you away from the safety of the Southern Theater. Ticket holders will also have access to extra pre-show materials set in the world of the play, which can offer a different perspective on the story.

You must book your ticket in advance for this experience. No tickets will be available at the door. Answers to FAQs can be found here.

Accessibility: the route of Second Skin involves ascending a flight of steps. If you need step-free or wheelchair accessible access, we have an alternate route available for performances before 4pm on Saturday, or e-mail info@playableartworks.org to make other arrangements. Other accessibility requests can be addressed to the same email.

Second Skin is intended to be experienced solo. If you have concerns about exploring the West Bank on your own, we invite you to purchase a Buddy System pass. This will admit you and a friend to the show. Note that one person will be driving the experience, and the other will be listening in, kind of like a ghost following you around. If you want to experience the show alone, select a "Solo" $20 ticket. E-mail info@playableartworks.org with questions.

​Performances take place frequently throughout the Festival. A full schedule is available here.

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10 am

FISH IN A TREE

10:00 am
Runs 70 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids

FISH IN A TREE

OCTOBER 5 – 28, 2018

GREAT MINDS DON’T ALWAYS THINK ALIKE
WORLD PREMIERE

AGES 7 and Up

FISH IN A TREE By Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group LLC.

“Everybody is a genius . But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein.”  Sixth-grader, Ally, has been clever in covering up her inability to read. She feels her problem is hopeless because how can you cure dumb? Her newest teacher, Mr. Daniels, however, sees the bright and creative kid she hides and helps Ally see that her dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. This emotionally-charged and uplifting story highlights that everyone is more than a label and great minds don’t always think alike. Our world premiere adaptation is brought to life in our JC Studio this fall.

CAST

In alphabetical order: Halima Bigirindavyi (Shay), Dominic Dunn (Albert), Gretchen Emo (Mom), Amy Horn (Ming Bao), Reilly McGannon (Jessica), Alison Mitchell (Ali), Matt Ouren (Mr Daniels), Natalie Richardson-Wymore (Miranda), Spencer Snyder (Max), Jonah Stelljes (Oliver), Jack Sullivan (Travis), Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Keisha), and Victoria Zamorano (Maya)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director: Matt Sciple
Stage Manager: Kenji Shoemaker
Production Manager: Melanie Salmon-Peterson
Props Designer: Kim Ford
Lighting Designer: Grant E. Merges
Sound Designer: Peter Morrow
Technical Director: Alan Pagel
Costume & Make Up Designer: Stacey Palmer
Set Designer: Erica Zaffarano

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Dream of Owls

10:00 am
Runs 45 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N Saint Paul MN 55104

$7
Call 651-645-5506
Buy tickets online

Presented by Seth Eberle
  • Kids
  • Storytelling

Dream of Owls
created and performed by Seth Eberle
directed by Julie Boada

Seth Eberle presented Puppet Double Feature at Dreamland Arts in May 2018

In Dream of Owls, ​Little Theo is drifting off to sleep when he is frightened by a hooting sound. His father shows him how to overcome his fear by naming it. As Theo drifts off to sleep, he learns more and more about owls, the source of the sound, from a strangely familiar dream dragon. Will it be enough to banish his nightmare away? Dream of Owls is a show focused on owls and how to overcome your fear by learning about it.

This show was developed in conjunction with professional naturalists and environmental educators from Silverwood Park and the Minnesota Zoo.

Seth Eberle is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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12 pm

Same Time, Next Year

12:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI

$68 evenings; $46 matinees; 10% off evenings for MPR
Call 715-386-2394 ext 332
Buy tickets online

Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Comedy

One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful motion picture. It remains one of the world’s most widely produced plays. Two people Doris and George meet at a seaside inn one night in 1951 and are attracted to one another, although each is married to someone else. After spending the night together and realizing they've fallen in love, each agrees to meet on the same weekend each year for a rendezvous and each keeps that promise. We see this couple age and grow together from 1951, just after the war, to 1977, just after Vietnam. Seeing each character grow as human beings together and apart is amazing. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre’s production will feature real-life married couple Lydia and Joe Keith in the roles of Doris and George. The Keiths are audience favorites at our dinner theatre having acted individually in plays on our stage plus performing together in That Lovin’ Feelin’Don’t Hug Me, We’re Married, and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.

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1 pm

FISH IN A TREE

1:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids

FISH IN A TREE

OCTOBER 5 – 28, 2018

GREAT MINDS DON’T ALWAYS THINK ALIKE
WORLD PREMIERE

AGES 7 and Up

FISH IN A TREE By Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Published by Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group LLC.

“Everybody is a genius . But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein.”  Sixth-grader, Ally, has been clever in covering up her inability to read. She feels her problem is hopeless because how can you cure dumb? Her newest teacher, Mr. Daniels, however, sees the bright and creative kid she hides and helps Ally see that her dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. This emotionally-charged and uplifting story highlights that everyone is more than a label and great minds don’t always think alike. Our world premiere adaptation is brought to life in our JC Studio this fall.

CAST

In alphabetical order: Halima Bigirindavyi (Shay), Dominic Dunn (Albert), Gretchen Emo (Mom), Amy Horn (Ming Bao), Reilly McGannon (Jessica), Alison Mitchell (Ali), Matt Ouren (Mr Daniels), Natalie Richardson-Wymore (Miranda), Spencer Snyder (Max), Jonah Stelljes (Oliver), Jack Sullivan (Travis), Tiahna Wolfe-Shields (Keisha), and Victoria Zamorano (Maya)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director: Matt Sciple
Stage Manager: Kenji Shoemaker
Production Manager: Melanie Salmon-Peterson
Props Designer: Kim Ford
Lighting Designer: Grant E. Merges
Sound Designer: Peter Morrow
Technical Director: Alan Pagel
Costume & Make Up Designer: Stacey Palmer
Set Designer: Erica Zaffarano

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The Laramie Cycle by the Tectonic Theatre Project

Howard Conn Theatre @ Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave. Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

The Laramie Project  

On October 6th of 1998 Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. His torture and murder became a watershed historical moment in America that highlighted many of the fault lines in our culture..

A month after the murder the members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project. The piece has been seen by more than 30 million people around the country.

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

In 2008, the members of Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie, Wyoming to explore how the town had changed since the murder of Matthew Shepard. What they found defied their expectations. The result was a new play about how we construct our own history. This is the continuing story of an American town.

See both these shows:

All tickets, no matter what level you buy at, are for general admission seating. If you’d like to see BOTH Laramie Project and Laramie 10 Years Later you can use the coupon code laramie to get $10 off your tickets (when you purchase tickets for both shows at the same time). You’ll enter coupon code during check out.

To order tickets, select the date/time you’d like and then the amount you’d like to pay for your ticket. General Admission is $20 but we also have pay what you can and support levels.

Every performance will be followed by a facilitated talkback.

The Laramie Project will run:

Friday, October 26,

Saturday, October 27 matinee, 

Monday October 29, 

Saturday November 3 evening, 

Thursday November 8, 

Saturday November 10 matinee, 

Monday November 12, 

Friday November 16,

Saturday November 17 matinee

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later will run:

Saturday October 27 evening,

Thursday November 1,

Friday November 2,

Saturday November 3 matinee,

Monday November 5,

Friday November 9,

Saturday November 10 evening,

Thursday November 15,

Saturday November 17 evening

These shows will play at the Howard Conn Theatre

at Plymouth Congregational Church

1900 Nicollet Ave.

Minneapolis, MN

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Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

1:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78TH ST, Chanhassen, MN

$51 - $91
Call 952.934.1525
Buy tickets online

Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Nothing but blue skies ahead when Jim turns his new farmhouse into an entertainment venue and inn during the holidays. Together with the lovely schoolteacher Linda, they celebrate seven holidays with dazzling song-and-dance performances sure to warm your heart.

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2 pm

Understood

2:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

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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5 pm

Ferris Mueller's Day Off

5:00 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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7 pm

Romeo and Juliet

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Walker Community United Methodist Church
3104 16th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407

$8 - $10
Call 612-724-4539
Buy tickets online

Presented by Classics Lost 'n' Found Theater Company
  • Drama

Love at first sight hits all of us, but suppose your first love is someone you’ve been taught to hate? Ripped apart by a disagreement between their families, this young couple decides to stake their lives for each other. William Shakespeare’s famous play of “star-cross’d lovers” has been presented for over 400 years, exploding on the stage with intense passion telling the most beautiful tragic love story of all time.

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The Laramie Cycle by the Tectonic Theatre Project

Howard Conn Theatre @ Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave. Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

The Laramie Project  

On October 6th of 1998 Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. His torture and murder became a watershed historical moment in America that highlighted many of the fault lines in our culture..

A month after the murder the members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project. The piece has been seen by more than 30 million people around the country.

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

In 2008, the members of Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie, Wyoming to explore how the town had changed since the murder of Matthew Shepard. What they found defied their expectations. The result was a new play about how we construct our own history. This is the continuing story of an American town.

See both these shows:

All tickets, no matter what level you buy at, are for general admission seating. If you’d like to see BOTH Laramie Project and Laramie 10 Years Later you can use the coupon code laramie to get $10 off your tickets (when you purchase tickets for both shows at the same time). You’ll enter coupon code during check out.

To order tickets, select the date/time you’d like and then the amount you’d like to pay for your ticket. General Admission is $20 but we also have pay what you can and support levels.

Every performance will be followed by a facilitated talkback.

The Laramie Project will run:

Friday, October 26,

Saturday, October 27 matinee, 

Monday October 29, 

Saturday November 3 evening, 

Thursday November 8, 

Saturday November 10 matinee, 

Monday November 12, 

Friday November 16,

Saturday November 17 matinee

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later will run:

Saturday October 27 evening,

Thursday November 1,

Friday November 2,

Saturday November 3 matinee,

Monday November 5,

Friday November 9,

Saturday November 10 evening,

Thursday November 15,

Saturday November 17 evening

These shows will play at the Howard Conn Theatre

at Plymouth Congregational Church

1900 Nicollet Ave.

Minneapolis, MN

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The Importance of Being Earnest

7:00 pm

Twin Oaks Middle School
15860 Fish Point Rd, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Presented by Prior Lake Players Community Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest, tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a double-life, creating elaborate deceptions to find some balance in their lives. ~ StageAgent

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Scapin

Scapin at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$10-$30
Call 612-203-9502
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Comedy

Scapin

By Molière

October 11 – November 4

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 4pm

$20 tickets Oct 11-14;  $30 for subsequent shows. Pay What You Can for all shows.

Guest directed by Randy Reyes

Featuring Sarah AgnewRicardo BeairdElise LangerKris NelsonKimberly Richardson and Karen Wiese-Thompson

A raucous comedy about love, revenge, family dynamics, deception and greed. Through a fast-paced delivery, questions of class divisions and entitlement are peeled in front of our eyes: Who has the upper hand in the end? Those with wit or those with money? Those who are generous or those who are greedy?

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The Church Basement Ladies in You Smell Barn

7:30 pm

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

$32-$42
Call 952.895.4685
Buy tickets online

  • 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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Julian McFaul in A PRELUDE TO FAUST. Photo by Bruce Silcox.

A Prelude to Faust

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis

$10 - 24
Call (612) 874-6338
Buy tickets online

Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Michael Sommers’ critically acclaimed puppet epic returns to the stage! Inspired by Sommers’ longtime obsession with Goethe’s dramatic poem about a man who sells his soul to the devil, A PRELUDE TO FAUST conjures a miniature surreal world of tormented souls, flying spirits and disembodied hands. With virtuosic puppetry and an original score by Michael Koerner performed with a live orchestra, this landmark production is not to be missed!

"Not only is it the sort of show one regrets ending, it's tempting to come back the next night and see what unlikely moments one missed the first time. Apparently the devil really is in the details." - Quinton Skinner, City Pages (2007)

"It appears to be a puppet show, but it's much more than that. It's a social comedy, a morality tale, with some surrealism in the shape of flying human hearts thrown in for good measure." - Euan Kerr, MPR (2007)

A PRELUDE TO FAUST was commissioned by the Walker Art Center in 1998 and was the first production in Open Eye’s historic theatre in 2007. FAUST was also performed at the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater in 2000. Open Eye co-founder Michael Sommers wrote the show after researching the Faust story in Germany and the Czech Republic.

Like any myth, meaning shifts over time, as it has in Sommers’ representation of the immortal tale since the last production more than a decade ago. With this latest production of A PRELUDE TO FAUST, Sommers explores more ecstatic violence and a more intensely heartbreaking love story.

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Grand Opening

7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis MN 55454

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama
  • Comedy

12-year-old Brendan Foster begins the story in 1945, when his parents decide to leave Minneapolis and buy a run-down grocery store in rural Minnesota. There, his family comes to know the virtues – and the dark side – of living in a small town. Grand Opening is the most autobiographical work by famed writer Jon Hassler, known for Staggerford, Simon’s Night, and other novels about small-town life in Minnesota.

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Who Killed Ariel?: A Princess Murder Mystery

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$20
Call (612) 377-2285
Buy tickets online

Presented by Smartmouth Comedy
  • Comedy

Our sell out hit "Who Killed Ariel?: A Princess Murder Mystery" is back for 4 weekends! It's Rapunzel’s bachelorette party, all her best gal pals are in attendance; Cinderella, Mulan, Tiana, and Belle. Everything is going fine until the unanimously disliked Ariel crashes the party and is stabbed to death with the very fork she gifted Rapunzel. A classic who-done-it with classic characters in a not-so-classic setting!

Written by Kelliann Kary & Audrey Callerstrom

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Understood

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

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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The Haunting of Hill House

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102

Presented by TheatreX
  • Drama

TheatreX presents performances of "The Haunting of Hill House" by F. Andrew Leslie and directed by Joe Hendren, based on the classic novel by Shirley Jackson.

The dark and foreboding Hill House has remained empty for many years due to its infamous reputation. A group of strangers, led by an investigator of paranormal phenomena, has gathered at the house to study its dark secrets. The evil they uncover will prove deadly.
Performing a limited engagement at the historic James J. Hill House in St. Paul. 

Tickets: $35 general admission, $29 students, seniors (65+), and MNHS members

This production is recommended for ages 13 and up.

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Seussical Jr.

7:30 pm

Anoka Middle School for the Arts, Fred Moore Campus
1523 S 5th Ave, Anoka, MN 55303

$3 _ $10
Call 763-506-3667
Buy tickets online

Presented by Anoka Middle School for the Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

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Dracula: Prince of Blood at the Commonweal Theatre

Dracula: Prince of Blood

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live to see the light of day? Adapted from the Bram Stoker novel by Commonweal’s own master of horror, Scott Dixon, and directed by Twin Cities Ivey Award-winner Craig Johnson, Dracula: Prince of Blood takes a fresh look at the seductive fiend who has lurked in the shadows for more than a century.

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Denial

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia St Saint Paul MN 55114

Presented by Segue Productions
  • Drama

Segue Productions presents

Denial

by Peter Sagal

October 19-28, 2018

Facing federal prosecution, a Holocaust denier turns to a brilliant Jewish lawyer to represent him. She accepts the case and becomes embroiled in a wrenching moral struggle as she must resolve for herself the difference between what is legal and what is right.

"There is darkness in all of us. Something that hates, something that could cause people to hate us, maybe, if they knew about it."

"They had been waiting to hear this message all their lives, that they were not wrong, at long last, to wonder."

"These books of Mr. Cooper's are each arrows in a wounded heart."

"You told a story about me. So beautiful it was, even I wept."

Truth. Lies. Law. Hate. DENIAL.

Denial is presented by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

Online ticket sales end 4 hours prior to each performance. Tickets are still available at the door!

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The Agitators

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 - $60
Call 651.291.7005
Buy tickets online

Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of their enduring and tempestuous 45-year friendship, from the Civil War through the changing of the Constitution. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and today, they challenge and inspire us.

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Noises Off

7:30 pm

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

$29 - $78
Call 6122256191
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

In this rip-roaring classic, the audience is treated to a hilarious behind-the-scenes peek at an acting troupe rehearsing and performing the farce Nothing On. Despite nerves, dropped lines and technical difficulties, they make it through rehearsal and open the show. As time goes by, things deteriorate until pandemonium ensues and axe-wielding co-stars, drunken cast members and misplaced sardines take center stage during a disaster of a performance that threatens to jinx the old saying, “The show must go on.”

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Spring Awakening: The Musical

7:30 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Century College West Theatre
3401 Century Ave. N White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$10-$12
Call (651) 779-3475
Buy tickets online

Presented by Century College Theatre Company
  • Musical

Spring Awakening-The Musical                                                                                                                                                                       Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater                                                                                                                                                                    Music by Duncan Sheik                                                                                                                                                                                  Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including “Best Musical”, Four Laurence Olivier Awards including “Best New Musical,” The Grammy Award for “Best Musical Show Album” and many more awards, this is a musical for our time. Entertainment Weekly called the musical “…the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade.” Charles Isherwood of the New York Times wrote” Broadway…may never be the same…[A] brave new musical, haunting and electrifying by turns.” Our production of this beautiful musical is filled with unique staging, wonderful visuals, and powerful and universal themes that are shared with the attending audience by a cast of highly talented performers from throughout the Twin Cities area.   

WHO: The Century College Theatre Company   

Where:  Century College West Theatre                                                                                                                                                                       3401Century Ave. N                                                                                                                                                                                       White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Performances: October 26, 27, November 1,2,3, 8,9,10 @7:30 PM and November 3 & 10 @2:00PM

Tickets: $12.00- General, $10.00-Students (from any college or school), $10.00-Seniors

Tickets available at www.Showtix4U.com and at the door (if tickets remain available).

For Further information: Call 651-747-4059

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Preferred by Discreet Women Everywhere

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE #120, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$20-$18
Call 612-816-8479
Buy tickets online

Presented by Freshwater Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Mary is hiding in the bathroom, but not from her blind date. Precocious teenager Lucy is pushing her best friend (and soon-to-be stepmother) Jane into the bathroom to have a heart-to-heart about Lucy's father. Lydia finds herself in the bathroom holding a drenched silk blouse, considering her options.

Join us for three one-act plays that invite audiences into the most public, yet intimate, of settings. Poignant and hilarious, Preferred by Discreet Women Everywhere takes place in a single evening in the posh restroom of an upscale Minneapolis bistro- a place where people celebrate life’s big moments, and encounter various crossroads in their lives - moments of celebration, distress, and transition. Sometimes, all three.

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FML: how Carson McCullers saved my life

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$7 Students, $12 Faculty/Staff/Alumni, $17 Public
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Presented by University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
  • Drama

FML: how Carson McCullers saved my life
By Sarah Gubbins
Directed by Kym Longhi
Presented on the Larry Liu Stage in the Kilburn Theatre

Jo is in her junior year of high school in LaGrange, Illinois. She develops an ambiguous relationship with Emma, the new transfer student. She is assigned to read The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and immediately identifies with the main character as an outsider that is perpetually misunderstood. FML: how Carson McCullers saved my life is a story about the transformative power of literature to alter the way we view the larger world, finding a sense of belonging and being true to yourself even when others tell you not to. Minnesota Premiere.

Estimated Run Time: 90 Minutes
Tickets: $7 Students, $12 Faculty/Staff/Alumni, $17 Public

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

Tickets and additional information at z.umn.edu/FML18

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The Tempest by William Shakespeare

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th St

$18 - $40
Call 800-838-3006
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Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents The Tempest by William Shakespeare, directed by James Napoleon Stone, performing October 26 - November 17, 2018, all 7:30pm showings at SpringHouse Ministry Center in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS – Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this story of magic, redemption, and the power of self-realization to the Twin Cities. This story is Prospero’s, as we feel her experience the bitterness and rage of betrayal from her brother Antonio, who instead of love choses to take her title, career, and even attempt her life. Escaping by the sheer compassion of her friend Golanzo, Prospero and her daughter Miranda are marooned on an enchanted island, where they find the orphaned creature Caliban and the supernatural Ariel. Refining her magic on the island for 12 years, Prospero allows her rage and pain to consume and drive the development of her powers, bringing her brother and his court crashing unto the shores in a terrible tempest, the mechanism of her revenge. Watch as Prospero comes dangerously close to becoming that which betrayed her, and finding that her greatest power lies not within her magic and manipulation, but in the ability to let go of the past and move forward as a more compassionate version of herself.

The show will feature Prospero played by award-winning local actor Meri Golden, who received the “Classical Performance of the Year” award in Lavender Magazine for her portrayal of the Nurse in Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Romeo & Juliet. Meri will be reunited with director James Napoleon Stone, who received an IVEY Award for his co-direction of Hamlet and “Best Director” in City Pages for Equus. Combining actor-driven movement, a blend of live and engineered soundscape, and the black box seating of SpringHouse Ministry Center, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of The Tempest is can’t-miss experience.

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at www.theatrecoupdetat.com or call 1-800-838-3006. SpringHouse Ministry Center is located at 610 W 28th St.

The Tempest preview (pay-what-you-can):

Thursday, October 25, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

The Tempest performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

October 26, 27, 29

November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17

(Monday, October 29 and November 12 are pay-what-you-can performances)

Cast

PROSPERO - Meri Golden, ARIEL - Kelly Nelson, SPIRITS - Mairead Koehler and Sophina Saggau,  CALIBAN - Craig James Hostetler, MIRANDA - Stephanie Ruas, FERDINAND - Clay Man Soo, ALONSO - Sue Gerver, ANTONIO - Brian Joyce, SEBASTIAN - Andoni Marinos, GONZALO - Jim Ahrens, STEPHANO - Madeleine Rowe, TRINCULO - Kevin Fanshaw

Crew

DIRECTOR - James Napoleon Stone, STAGE MANAGER - Alexandra Pozniak, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Chelsea Wren Hanvy, COSTUME ASSISTANTS - Kaitlyn Larsen, SOUND DESIGNER - Forest Godfrey

The show will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Free street parking is available.

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Frankenstein – Playing with Fire

7:30 pm

  • Closing night

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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The 1940's Radio Hour

7:30 pm

Beverly and John Lord Knight Performance Hall
University of Northwestern - St. Paul 3003 Snelling Ave N St. Paul, MN 55113

$12-$18
Call 651-631-5151
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Presented by The University of Northwestern - St. Paul
  • Musical
  • Dance

The 1940s Radio Hour is a fast moving, jazz infused, swing dance musical featuring standards from the 40s.  With a full jazz band onstage (think Glen Miller) along with colorful characters acting their story line in real time (a radio broadcast), favorites such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, and “Blue Moon” will have you “In the Mood” for a thrilling stage experience.

Recommended for ages 10 and up. 

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God of Carnage

7:30 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 East Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

$29-$32
Call (763) 422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Drama

By Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Scott Ford

In this hilarious dark comedy, a playground altercation between eleven-year old boys brings together two sets of parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses—and the rum flows—tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage dives into the deep end of parenthood, exploring the tense and volatile world we live in with cutting wit and poignant observations on the fragile nature of civility.

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8 pm

HEARTLESS

Nautilus Music-Theater
308 E. Prince Street #190, St. Paul, MN

PWYC - suggested price $15. OR $50 sponsorship. OR 2/1 w. fringe button
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Presented by Impossible Salt
  • Musical
  • Experimental

What could cause a creature as fearsome as a giant to remove his own heart from his body? What becomes of him without his Heart? And what becomes of his Heart without him?

These questions inspire Impossible Salt’s beautiful and haunting exploration of this ancient tale, known as “The Troll With No Heart in His Body” in Norway, “Koschei the Immortal” in Russia, “Punchkin the Magician” in India, and by still other names in Scotland, Hungary, and elsewhere. 
Even (or perhaps especially) in the United States in 2018, the specter of a monster made invulnerable by his own unthinkable actions continues to captivate us, and demands our attention.

Revived for the Halloween season, HEARTLESS is Impossible Salt’s deepest dive yet into the fear, desperation, and violence that dwell—where else?—in the human heart.

Join us after every performance of HEARTLESS for refreshments, music, and conversation.

Contains nudity, stylized violence, and disturbing themes. Use discretion.

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The Matchbox Theater

OLEANNA by David Mamet

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Matchbox Theater
5415 1/2 Nicollet Avenue S, SW Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

$10 - $25
Call 6122238664
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Presented by The Matchbox Theater
  • Drama

OLEANNA, appearing at The Matchbox Theater (TMT) October 12- November 4, is a seething investigation of political correctness during a time when the nation’s morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment. This dramatic play was written by Pulitzer-winning playwright, David Mamet, and stars Tara Lucchino and Paul Somers. This production is directed by TMT’s Producing Artistic Director, Douglas Stewart.

Friday/Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm

Reserve Tickets Recommended: https://bit.ly/OLEANNA or Call 612-223-8664. Pay what you can will be honored for any performance to any actor on a standby basis after all paid reservation patrons have been seated. You must mention the password: MINNESOTA PLAYLIST

 

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Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

8:00 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78TH ST, Chanhassen, MN

$51 - $91
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Nothing but blue skies ahead when Jim turns his new farmhouse into an entertainment venue and inn during the holidays. Together with the lovely schoolteacher Linda, they celebrate seven holidays with dazzling song-and-dance performances sure to warm your heart.

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Ferris Mueller's Day Off

8:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

  • Closing night

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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10 pm

Interludes

10:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

  • Closing night

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

$8
Call (612) 412-HUGE
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Presented by Denzel Belin Presents
  • Improv
  • Experimental

There’s a difference sometimes between what someone says and what someone truly thinks. In
this show, improvisers will be interpreting what's going on inside someone's brain through
abstract "interlude" segments where the players dive into the psyche and the world building of
the scene. When the “interlude” ends, you know more about what the characters are really
thinking and what their situation is. Interludes explores the tiny minutiae of the moments
between breaths with sound, movement, and interlogues.

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