Friday, November 2, 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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7 pm

The Drowsy Chaperone

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Edina High School Performing Arts Center
6754 Valley View Road, Edina, MN 55439

Presented by Edina High School Thespians
  • Comedy
  • Musical

“Winner of 5 Tonys Awards, the Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the jazz age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.”  Performances are Nov. 2,3, 8,9, 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Edina Performing Arts Center. 

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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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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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Hot Funky Butt Jazz

7:00 pm

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street

$9
Call (612) 377-2224
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Presented by The Guthrie Theater presents Interact Theater’s production of Hot Funky Butt Jazz
  • Drama
  • Comedy

At the stroke of midnight in the heart of 1900s New Orleans, Union Sons Hall would transform into the Funky Butt — a dance joint named for the throng of sweaty, soulful bodies moving to a provocative new groove called “hot music.” Known today as Jazz, this sound revolution began with a black cornet player named Buddy Bolden who birthed an intoxicating brew of Afro/Caribbean, Latin, Native and European rhythms that became the essence of the Big Easy and set the Jazz Age in motion. Featuring an ensemble of more than 50 actors with and without disabilities, Hot Funky Butt Jazz tells the story of the creative and resilient personalities who stepped out of the shadows to defy racism and create an improvisational sound so unique, it changed music and culture forever.

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Dr. Dolittle JR

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The Playhouse Family Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street

$15-$17
Call 2187337555
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Presented by The Playhouse Family Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Doctor Dolittle JR with the kids of the Children’s Theatre Arts program with the Playhouse Family Theatre!

This musical tells the classic tale of a wacky, but kind, doctor who can talk to animals, taking the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. When Doctor Dolittle attempts to help a seal named Sophie, he’s wrongly accused of murder and stands trial before General Bellowes. Once pronounced innocent, Dolittle is free to continue with his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail – the oldest and wisest of the creatures on earth.

  • Bring the kids dressed in their Halloween best; we’re having a costume contest at every show.
  • Performed on the Depot Theatre stage.
  • Ideal for ages 6-13!
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Noises Off

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

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

$29 - $78
Call 6122256191
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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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Sister Act

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

  • Opening night

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wisconsin

$20-$27
Call 715.386.8409
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Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner

Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane 

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard

 

In this joyful musical comedy, a disco diva hiding from the Mob in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

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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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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
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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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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

7:30 pm
Runs 200 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts: Blackbox
1800 W. Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN

22-25
Call 952-232-0814
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama

“I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this,” states Randall P. McMurphy in the captivating and controversial One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. To avoid a long prison sentence, McMurphy is able to get himself committed to a mental institution, but it’s far from the easy stint he had hoped. Under the sharp eye of Nurse Ratched, McMurphy struggles with the darkness within himself and the patients around him. Racism, sexism, and power will all collide in this contemporary classic.

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman runs October 19-November 11, 2018 at the Black Box Theatre at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. It is directed by Lauren Diesch.

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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
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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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Our Town by Thornton Wilder

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

  • Opening night

Fine Arts Black Box Theatre, Inver Hills Community College ,
2500 East 80th Street Inver Grove Heights, MN

$10-$12
Call 651-450-3588
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Presented by Inver Hills Theatre
  • Drama

“The life of a village against the life of the stars.”

 

This edition of the play differs only slightly from previous acting editions, yet it presents Our Town as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed. Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die. Thornton Wilder’s describes Our Town as “an attempt to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life.”

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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
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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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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 Amish Project

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th St Minneapolis, MN 55408

$12+ sliding scale
Call 6122136443
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Presented by The Orchard Theater Collective
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

This one woman show is a fictional exploration of the 2006 Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in Lancaster, PA. Performed by cofounder Anna Leverett and directed by local favorite Ellen Fenster, this powerful story delves into the culture and beliefs of the Amish while asking difficult questions about forgiveness and hope in the midst of terrible suffering.

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Ghost Quartet

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

North Garden Theater
929 West 7th Street, St. Paul, Minnesota

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

“Ghost Quartet” is a song cycle about love, death and whiskey from Dave Malloy, the Tony-nominated creator of the Broadway hit “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.”  A camera breaks and four friends drink in an interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a murderous sister, a treehouse astronomer, a bear, a subway, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk.  The story draws from several fairy tales and "ghost stories", including Snow White and Rose Red, Edgar Allen Poe's Fall of the House of Usher, and One Thousand and One Nights (commonly known as Arabian Nights). There may also be some Princess Zelda references you might recognize. Cast members present the story and music as a "concept album" and accompany themselves on keyboard, violin, ukulele, guitar, mandolin, and percussion.  The audience may also be called upon for additional percussion and whiskey drinking.

October 29-November 3 at North Garden Theater in St. Paul ~ Doors and Bar opens at 7:00 pm ~ Show starts at 7:30 pm

Monday October 29th - Industry Night/Pay What You Can

Tuesday October 30th - Post-Show Whiskey Tasting hosted by the Twin Cities chapter of Women Who Whiskey

Wednesday October 31st - Post-Show Halloween Party - Come in costume, get free drink!

Thursday November 1st - Talk Back Session

Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd - No Special Events, Just Great Fun!

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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
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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 4 Seasons

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

$20-38
Call 612-333-7977
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Presented by The Moving Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

A hotel. A year.

Quality linens and room service.

Vivaldi and Chekhov.

Piazzolla as well.

A change of weather.

A change of heart.

A get away, a hideaway.

A prelude, a refuge.

An interlude, a start.

Purgatory or paradise.

You can’t beat the price.

 

Conceived by by Steven Epp, Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand.

Directed by Dominique Serrand.

Featuring: Heidi Bakke, Joy Dolo and Steven Epp

Designed by: Sonya Berlovitz (costumes), Marcus Dilliard (lights), Justin Burk (sound), Dominique Serrand and Safa Sarvestani (set)

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Maple and Vine

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Center for the Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Presented by The BAND Group
  • Comedy

Take a step back into the 1950s when a husband and wife, ill at ease by their fast-paced, 21st century lives, meet a stranger who persuades them to ditch the present and take a step into the past with the Society for Dynamic Obsolescence. This play, written by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Jordan Harrison, gets a local production by new company The BAND Group, co-directed by Adrian Lopez-Balbontin and Todd O’Dowd. The audience will be placed on two sides of the stage in an “alley seating” setup, for this staged reading.

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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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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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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
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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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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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Neil Simon's Rumors

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Richfield Lutheran Theater Company
8 west 60th street

$8-$12
Call 6128612265 x3
Buy tickets online

Presented by The RLC Theater Company
  • Comedy

The RLC Theater Company Presents

Neil Simon's Rumors

Performances:
Nov 02, 09 & 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Nov 03, 04 & 11 @ 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12/adults $10/seniors $8/students

He said - she said - they said but who said??? Is it just a Rumor???
A tribute to Neil Simon in one of his funniest productions that combines mystery, farce and comedy in a quick witted show. You'll never know what's a fact and what's a RUMOR!
Adult Comedy and Strong Language - recommended for 13 years+ audiences

Limited seating performances! Two Ways to Order:
ONLINE
http://rlctheatercompany.seatyourself.biz
BOX OFFICE
612.861.2265 x3

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WAAFRIKA 123

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

  • Opening night

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

$5-$25
Call 612.227.1188
Buy tickets online

Presented by 20% Theatre Company
  • Drama

WAAFRIKA 123

November 2-11, 2018 at Minnsky Theatre

Written by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko
Directed by Lisa Marie Brimmer

1992. A rural village outside Nairobi, Kenya, on the eve of the countrys first democratic elections, and everyone is brewing with expression. There, although lesbians and transgender people dont exist in Kenya, two queers fall in love: Awino, from the Luo tribe, and Bobby, an American development worker.

PERFORMANCES
Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 3 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 4 at 2:00pm - ASL/Deaf Interpreted & Post-Show Discussion
Thursday, November 8 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm - ASL/Deaf Interpreted & Post-Show Discussion
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 11 at 2:00pm

"Waafrika 123, skillfully crafted and chillingly paced, may be the first play addressing FGM together with issues related to transgender and lesbian love. It amplifies our understanding and opens our hearts.   Dr. Dagmar Schultz, producer and director of "Audre Lorde  The Berlin Years: 1984 -1992"

Featuring Dua Saleh, Antonio Banks, Brenda Bell Brown, Marcela Michelle Mobama, Shenique Emelife, Briana Patnode, Ayesha Adu & Wolf Valencia

Production Team:  Julia Nekessa Opoti, Keila Saucedo, Constance Brevell, Madeline Achen, Marcela Michelle Mobama, Courtney Schmitz & Christy Johnson.

ASL/Deaf Interpreter Team 11/4 & 11/9: Canae Weiss, Hunta Williams, Janine Schug & Charlette Reiner

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Underground Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street

$20
Call 2187337555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Underground Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The cult-classic returns with actors bringing the characters off the screen and into the theatre with live, lip-synching performances, prop bags, and audience interaction with Zenith City Horror!

One fateful night, Brad Majors and his fiancée, Janet Weiss — a wholesome, well-behaved, utterly normal young couple in love — innocently set out to visit an old professor. Unfortunately for them, this night out is destined to be one they will never forget.

A thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter, an alien, transvestite scientist with a manic genius and insatiable libido. Brad, Janet, and Frank’ N’ Furter’s cohorts are swept up into the scientist’s latest experiment.

The night’s misadventures will cause Brad and Janet to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other, love, and lust. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget.

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8 pm

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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Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!)

8:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

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

$20-$39
Call 612-332-6620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy

Happy Holihaze! Join us as we round out our 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW holiday hilarity! “Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!)” features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott, and Taj Ruler; with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen. Our holiday show typically sells out quickly, so get your tickets now!

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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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