Friday, May 24, 2019

7 pm

Female

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$18/$15 in advance or with Fringe button
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Presented by Table Salt Productions
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Presented by Table Salt Productions

We began with Fluid, followed by Fear!, Father!, Favorite, and Family. In its sixth annual installment, Table Salt takes on the femme fatale of themes: Female! Come hear some of the Twin Cities’ best storytellers channel their anima and animus

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday May 23, 24, and 25 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) $18/$15 in advance or with Fringe button

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Moon Over Buffalo

7:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN

$21-31
Call 507-282-8481
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Presented by Rochester Civic Theatre Company
  • Comedy

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s.  At the moment, they're playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors.  On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George's dalliance with a young ingenue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom:  Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his move remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel.  Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter's clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they're actually performing, caused by Charlotte's deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George's body.

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Singing in the Rain JR

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Blue Water Theatre Company
605 East Rice Street, Wayzata, MN 55391

$10-$15
Call (952) 855-9147
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Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Singin’ in the Rain JR. has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.

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The Sins of Sor Juana at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 130 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$10-$40
Call 612-203-9502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

Directed by Marcela Lorca

Featuring Pedro Bayón, Sun Mee Chomet, Ryan Colbert, George Keller, Jason Rojas, Thallis Santesteban and Ava Saunders

This romantic and humorous play inspired by the true story of famed writer Juana Inés de la Cruz, a woman of great resilience who was determined to break the conventions of seventeenth century Mexico.

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Caught

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Guthrie Theater Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

All tickets are $9.00
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Full Circle Theater Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Christopher Chen’s highly entertaining dark comedy doesn’t begin onstage — it opens with an art exhibition featuring the work of Chinese artist Lin Bo. After the audience views his art and takes their seats, Bo arrives and shares stories about his life and work as a dissident artist in China. But when a New York reporter and her editor join him onstage, everything shifts and nothing is what it seems, leaving the audience to question what is real, what is illusion and what is a figment of their imagination.

Cast

Katie Bradley *                      Wang Min

Brian Kim *                            Lin Bo

Erika Kuhn                            Joyce

Shana Eisenberg                 Curator

Edwin Stout                          Bob

Kathryn Fumie                     Wang Min Understudy

Gregory Yang                      Lin Bo Understudy

Marcos Lopez                     Docent

Nathan Stenberg                Docent

Elizabeth Cates                   Docent

Wendy Matsutani               Docent

* Member of AEA

Production Staff

Rick Shiomi                         Director, Co-Artistic Director of Full Circle

Martha B. Johnson           Assistant Director, Co-Artistic Director of Full Circle

Sarah Perron                      Production Stage Manager

Tom Mays                           Lighting Designer

Mina Kinukawa                  Set Designer

Khamphian Vang              Costume Designer

Quinci Bachman               Sound Designer

Rose Chu                         Chinese Language and Culture Consultant

Martha J. Johnson           Dramaturge

Katie Ka Vang                   Directing Apprentice

Alex Olson                       Technical Director

Stephen Hage                   Marketing

Nanette Hanks                  Art Exhibit Consultant

Stephanie Lein Walseth    Core Artist

Lara Trujillo                           Core Artist

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Another Revolution by Jacqueline Bircher

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

Presented by Market Garden Theatre
  • Drama

Kat and Henry, two graduate students from opposing scientific disciplines, are forced to share a lab at Columbia University in 1968. Amid interpersonal differences, a campus devolving into political chaos, and the uncertainty and turmoil of the outside world, they each discover what it's like to be thrown into someone else's orbit.

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An Ode to Songs of Resistance and Celebration

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

FREE ADMISSION
Call (612) 367-7639
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Presented by New Native Theatre
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

A community jam session, sing-along, and conversation set to the soundtrack of the Native Rights Movement.
*PLUS! Workshops and classes all week!

Directed by Fern Renville and Rhiana Yazzie
Music Director, Gary Rue
Guest performers, Gary Rue Trio, Scotti Clifford, Annie Humphrey, and Mitch Walking Elk!

Bring your guitars, voices, drums, and other instruments for a community jam session and conversation to learn, play songs and hear personal stories from the Native Rights Movement of the late 60s and 70s. Come to as many of the practice sessions as you like, then return to perform with us for the Friday (May 24 & May 31) and Saturday (May 25 & June 1) night shows!

JAM SESSION SCHEDULE

  • Thursday, May 23 @ 7:30pm, Jam session led by Gary Rue
  • Friday, May 24 @ 7:30pm, Jam session PERFORMANCE featuring Gary Rue Trio
  • Saturday, May 25 @ 7:30pm, Jam session PERFORMANCE featuring Gary Rue Trio
  • Sunday, May 26th @ 2:00pm, Youth storytelling and jam session

 

  • Monday, May 27 @ 7:30pm, Jam session led by Scotti Clifford & Gary Rue
  • Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:30pm, Jam session led by Annie Humphrey and Gary Rue
  • Wednesday, May 29 @ 7:30pm, Jam session led by Mitch Walking Elk, Annie Humphrey, and Gary Rue
  • Thursday, May 30 @7:30pm, Jam session led by Annie Humphrey
  • Friday, May 31 @ 7:30pm, Jam session PERFORMANCE featuring Gary Rue Trio
  • Saturday, June 1 @ 7:30pm, Jam session PERFORMANCE featuring Gary Rue Trio
  • Sunday, June 2 @ 2:00pm, Youth storytelling and jam session

**ALSO OFFERED CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS all week long!**

  • Saturday, May 25 @ 12-1:30pm - Hoop Dancing and Flute with Samsoche Sampson and Bag Weaving with Oogie Pushetonequa
  • Monday, May 27 @ 1pm-2:30pm - Tap Dance with Gabrielle Dominique
  • Tuesday, May 28 @ 12pm-1:30pm - Making Music without Instruments with Annie Humphrey
  • Wednesday, May 29 @ 12-1:30pm - Artist Law, Native Performing Artist Manifesto with Rhiana Yazzie
  • Thursday, May 30 @ 12-1:30pm - Yoga and Self-Care with Victoria Johnson
  • Friday, May 31 @ 12-1:30pm - Voice & Singing Lessons with Reed Two Bulls and Fern Renville
  • Saturday, June 1 @ 12-1:30pm - Hoop Dancing and Flute with Samsoche Sampson and Bag Weaving with Oogie Pushetonequa

All events FREE, first come basis, or RSVP to info@newnativetheatre.org or (612)367-7639.
Suggested donations of $25 or any amount welcome!

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Caught

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis MN 55415

$9
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

Christopher Chen’s highly entertaining dark comedy doesn’t begin onstage — it opens with an art exhibition featuring the work of Chinese artist Lin Bo. After the audience views his art and takes their seats, Bo arrives and shares stories about his life and work as a dissident artist in China. But when a New York reporter and her editor join him onstage, everything shifts and nothing is what it seems, leaving the audience to question what is real, what is illusion and what is a figment of their imagination.

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How It's Gon' Be: A World Premiere

7:30 pm
Runs 110 minutes

  • Opening night

Mixed Blood Theater
1501 South 4th Street Minneapolis, MN 55454

Pay What You Can
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Presented by Underdog Theatre
  • Drama

With adulthood looming in the distance, Jahaan and his friends enjoy the last precious moments of Summer vacation. When Jahaan’s father returns after a year away, the world stops spinning for a moment and lines are drawn in the sand. A poetic exploration of missed connections and feelings too great to speak aloud.

Written by JuCoby Johnson

Diretcted by H. Adam Harris

Assistant Directed by Joy Dolo Afinson

STARRING

Kory LaQuess Pullam

Amiee K. Bryant*

Brian Grandison

Rajané Katurah

Dan Ajak

Wariboko Semenitari

*Member of Actor's Equity Association

Designed by Leazah Behrens, Emmet Kowler, and Marshall Fenty

Stage Managed by Salima Seale

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Twisted- The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE Minneapolis

$15-$35
Call (612) 930-1517
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Presented by Minnsky Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Twisted - The untold story of a royal vizier. A hilarious parody musical of the beloved classic Aladdin.

Presented by Minnsky Thetare
Directed By Amanda Richards 

STORY
Welcome to The Magic Kingdom where not everything is as you've been told because over time stories can become...Twisted.

Join our hero Ja'far, a good-intentioned, hard-working official who wants what's best for his people, but is nevertheless plagued by mishap and misunderstandings. Our vizier struggles to keep the corrupt kingdom afloat after "The Princess", an arrogant spoiled child, humiliates the powerful prince of the rival kingdom of Pik-zahr and falls in love with the thieving, scheming town schmuck Aladdin.

Hijinks, laughter and song ensue during this 18+ comedy extravaganza.
Script and Story by Nick Lang, Matt Lang and Eric Kahn Gale ~ Music by AJ Holmes ~ Lyrics by Kaley McMahon ~ Orchestrations by Andrew Fox

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Small Mouth Sounds

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
  • Comedy

MAY 18 - JUNE 16, 2019

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

by Bess Wohl
directed by Lauren Keating

NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK
TIME OUT NEW YORK CRITIC’S PICK
NEW YORK MAGAZINE CRITIC’S PICK

After a sold-out national tour, this 2016 New York Times Critics’ Pick will take on new life here at the Jungle. In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six wildly disparate urbanites embark on a silent retreat. The Huffington Post calls it, “a play unlike any other;” Variety claims it’s “flawless.” Filled with awkward and insightful humor, Drama Desk Award-winner Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds is the unique and compassionate new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.

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Holmes and Watson

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15 - $35 General Admission
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

Full of intrigue as well as a few big laughs, Holmes and Watson reveals what really happened at Reichenbach Falls and the fateful confrontation between Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Professor Moriarty. It's three years following the death of Holmes when Dr. John Watson receives a mysterious wire from a mental asylum doctor who states that three patients in his care have claimed to be Sherlock Holmes. Did the world’s greatest sleuth fake his own death or are all three patients simply devious imposters? Get ready for an intelligent mystery thriller from playwright and former Commonweal Ibsen adapter Jeffrey Hatcher.

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8 pm

Birds of the Future

8:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

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

Presented by Skewed Visions
  • Experimental

A new piece about apocalypse, chaos, and hope.
A taxonomy of failed utopian impulses.
A cycle of nostalgic atrophy.
The urge to transcend cyclic utopian collapse.
Tenderness, danger, migration, apocalyptic beauty.
Drawing into rather sharp relief our cultural desire for a simple, singular answer.
Toward a pursuit of possibility.
How we might reorganize the vast detritus of the world to build some semblance of safety and then pleasure.
We are living in the space of that edge right now.

Featuring performances from Erika Hansen, Megan Mayer, Felipe Mafasoli, and Charles Campbell.
Installation by Jess Kiel-Wornson.
Sound design and original music by Mike Hallenbeck.
Lighting by Heidi Eckwall.

Obstructed views only!

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Love & Other Social Diseases: our 300th Comedy Revue

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$20-$36
Call 6123326620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Catch the love bug with Brave New Workshop’s hilarious new sketch comedy show exploring dating, relationships, and love in the time of dating apps.

Love and Other Social Diseases is Brave New Workshop’s 300th show, and you know what they say: 300th time’s the charm – in shows and Tinder matches!

Starring the brilliant Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Heather Meyer, Ryan Nelson, and Tom Reed, with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen.

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Razia's Shadow: A Puppet Rock Opera

8:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

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

15-25
Call 612-223-8664
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Presented by The Matchbox Theater
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

Razia’s Shadow tells the story of a world divided in two by the selfish actions of the powerful yet insecure Ahrima. After generations of darkness, his descendant Adakias seeks to reunite the two fractured halves and return harmony to the world. It’s a fantastical tale told through puppetry & song, full of wild characters & eye-popping spectacle!

Starring: Marc Berg, Yvonne Ingrid Freese, Rhiannon Fiskradatz, Thalia Bea Kostman, Thomas Buan, Micah Erickson, and David Gamache.

Music by Forgive Durden. Puppets designed & built by Marc Christian Berg.
 

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It's All Real. It's All Fake. It's All DaNCEBUMS.

8:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Tek Box at the Cowles Center for Dance
528 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Presented by DaNCEBUMS
  • Dance
  • Experimental

May 23, 5:30* & 8pm

May 24, at 8 pm†

May 25, 7:30 & 10 pm

May 26, 7:30 pm

*pay-as-able, †ASL interpreted

Tek Box Theater at the Cowles Center,
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Sliding scale $8-$20. Reserve tickets at Brown Paper Tickets.

Set inside a cardboard tv studio, "It’s All Real..." will glissade between precise technique and pedestrian efficiency as the performance degrades into a glitchy and unstable representation of itself.

Taking cues from reality television, talk shows, and social media, we neither represent, nor offer any solution to, contemporary life’s screen-based alienation and and anxieties. Instead we aim to unsettle the frame dividing real from fake and move through the fading illusion.

What's left at the end may be humbling and surprising.

This performance embodies DaNCEBUMS’ spirit of friendship and interdisciplinary innovation by continuing our collaboration with musical wünderkind Eric Mayson and under-the-radar visual artist/designer Matt Gorrie.

Expect humor, groove, exertion, and extreme bliss.

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Mamma Mia!

8:00 pm
Runs 160 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$53 - $93
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit!     

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