270 North Kent St. Saint Paul, MN 55102
Reel Talks are free, but reservations are required.
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Presented by Penumbra Theatre
The Language You Cry In (1998) is an amazing detective story that reveals meaningful links between African Americans and their ancestral past. Bridging hundreds of years and thousands of miles from the Gullah people of present-day Georgia back to 18th century Sierra Leone, it recounts
the remarkable saga of how African Americans retained links with their African past through the horrors of the middle passage, slavery and segregation. “This is a story of memory, how the memory of a family was pieced together through a song with legendary powers to connect those who sang it with their roots.”
Penumbra’s REEL Talks are film screenings followed by a provocative discussion about the themes. Reel Talks are free, but reservations are required.
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
$15/$12 in advance or with Fringe button
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Presented by Danger Boat Productions
It’s election season in Minnesota. Get to know the issues and candidates with a comedy and beer chaser. It’s The Theater of Public Policy! Each week, the show interviews an expert or newsmaker live on stage about a particular issue or idea, then the cast turns it all into live unscripted sketch comedy. It’s a little NPR, a little SNL, and a lot funny.
Howard Conn Theatre @ Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave. Minneapolis, MN
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Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
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:
The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later will run:
These shows will play at the Howard Conn Theatre
at Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave.
Runs 100 minutes
SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th St
$18 - $40
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Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
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)
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
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.
Runs 60 minutes
Baker Community Center
209 Page Street West St. Paul, MN 55107
$5 - $15
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Presented by Ricardo Vázquez and Robert Rosen
Escúchame "listen to me" weaves together different accounts from visitors to Puerto Rico- their experiences as well as their lasting impact to the Island. Featuring a mosaic of characters such as Christopher Columbus, Charles Herbert Allen, a LDS Mission kid, and the Taíno goddess of storms Guabancex. This action-packed solo performance incorporates masked characters, traditional songs, and commercial breaks.
Made possible through funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.
Created by Ricardo Vázquez and Robert Rosen
Performed by Ricardo Vázquez
Directed by Robert Rosen
When: November 5, 7, 12, 13, 14
Where: Baker Community Center
209 Page Street West
St. Paul, MN 55107
Estimated running time is 1 hour.
Suggested General admission tickets are $15 but all performances are pay-what-you-can.