Sunday, March 1, 2020

1 pm

Twelfth Night

1:00 pm

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

$15 - $79
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

When a shipwrecked Viola washes up on Illyria’s shores without her twin brother, she must adapt to her strange new surroundings on her own. For safety, she disguises herself as a man named Cesario, finds employment with the handsome Orsino and secretly falls in love with him though Orsino pines for Olivia’s devotion. After a series of mishaps and mayhem, their love triangle becomes so entangled it brings all of Illyria along for the ride. When at last the truth is revealed, the Bard’s starry-eyed tale proves that the revelry of love is something worth fighting for.

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Significant Other- by Joshua Harmon

Highland Park Community Center Theater
1978 Ford Pkwy., Saint Paul, MN 55116

$23 – $38.
Call 651-647-4315
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Presented by Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
  • Comedy

February 15 - March 8, 2020

directed by Hayley Finn

Meet Jordan, a young Jewish gay man living in New York City. Life is a whirlwind of fun with his cohort of best girl friends at his side. But as singles nights slowly turn into bachelorette parties and weddings, Jordan finds himself fantasizing and yearning for his own significant other. His tender relationship with his grandmother provides solace and support, but what does his future hold? A new comedy by the writer of Bad Jews.

Individual tickets are $23 – $38. Audio described performance is Sunday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m.

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2 pm

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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

$10-$12
Call 651-779-3475
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Presented by Century Playhouse: A Vibrant Theatre Company that Draws Great Talent from Throughout the Twin Cities Theatre Community
  • Drama
  • Comedy

 

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove

by Jane Chambers

 

Produced by Century Playhouse

 

 

 

 

“Funny” “Groundbreaking” “Honest and Moving” 

With Ellen DeGeneres, Lilly Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Harriet Newman Leve, and Portia de Rossi bringing Chambers' play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, to Broadway for the very first time later in this 2020 year (it originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1980), where it will be directed by Cynthia Nixon, this will be a play everyone is talking about!

Before it premieres on Broadway, come see Century Playhouse's wonderful production of this amazing play and you will understand why these magnificent, respected, and extremely talented women believe that Chambers' play (forty years after it was written) still needs and deserves to shine with the lights of Broadway for all to see. 

Last Summer at Bluefish Coveis the story of a young dissatisfied straight woman who leaves her husband to spend some quiet time by herself, and who unwittingly and naively wanders into the midst of a group of seven lesbians at the beginning of their annual beachside vacation. The friendships, the laughter, the love, the fears of being outed, the difficulties of being gay and how it affects relationships with family, children, parents and careers, the demonstrations of what the painful price could be for a gay life in 1980s America, had never before been told with such respect.

Chambers' comedic dialogue, sensitivity to human nature and tender treatment of her characters help the play transcend preconceptions and show the universality of these women's journeys. (Goodreads) 

This landmark play is an emotional, funny, feel-good, and heart-wrenching story that speaks universally to audiences of all genders, identities, and lifestyles in a wonderful, entertaining, and insightful fashion.

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove is broadly considered to be one of the greatest scripts of its genre. With a cast of eight magnificently talented actors from throughout the Twin Cities theatre community, Century Playhouse is thrilled to be producing this important, all-female cast play staged in an intimate setting with the audience physically close to the action of the play. Seating is limited.

 

Tickets available at: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/37054 , and at the door (if tickets are still available)

 

Performances: February 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 @ 7:30PM and March 1 @ 2:00PM 

Location:

Century Playhouse

Century College West Theatre 

3401 Century Ave. N 

White Bear Lake, MN 55110 

 

For questions:

Century Playhouse: paul.aberasturi@century.edu

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Urinetown, the musical

2:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Illusion Theatre
528 Hennepin Ave, 8th floor, Minneapolis, MN 55401

$25.00
Call 612-389-9010
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Presented by Theatre 55
  • Comedy
  • Musical

When you gotta go, you gotta go, but it's a new world— where everyone has to pay to pee!

Oh, what terrible times are these! A 20-year drought has forced the town to regulate water consumption; therefore, Urinetown has outlawed the use of private toilets. The citizenry must use public, pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company, a malevolent corporation run by the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell.

Is there someone out there who will stand up to this tyranny? OF COURSE there is... it's a musical after all! Laugh, cry, hold your water until intermission, but don't miss the latest from Theatre 55. 

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DOG LOGIC

2:00 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN

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

Is it a comedy? A drama? An American fable? Well, it’s all of that — and more — because it’s a look into the unique mind of Hertel Daggett, a recluse who lives in a junk pile and talks to dead animals as the owner of an abandoned pet cemetery. But his monologues and philosophical musings are interrupted when a smarmy realtor uses Hertel’s ex-wife and long-lost mother in a plot to develop his beloved cemetery into a shopping mall.

Directed by Miriam Monasch, the cast includes: Ian Fyfield, Meri Golden, Josh Jabas, and Stacey Poirier.

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The Skriker

2:00 pm

Rarig Center, Stoll Thrust Theatre
330 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55455

$17 General public; $12 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees; $7 Students (any college or under 18)
Call (612) 625-5380
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Presented by University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
  • Drama

The University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents the following play: 

 

“The Skriker” blends English and Irish folktales with a non-linear structure to tell the story of an ancient fairy pursuing two young women in 20th century London. Whilst speaking English in her human manifestations, the Skriker forms a language all her own consisting of fragmented wordplay and twisted classic tales. Written in 1994 by the critically-acclaimed playwright Caryl Churchill, this increasingly relevant blend of magical realism and horror speaks to our current climate state. The Skriker is a stunningly imaginative play about the consequences humans must face when we exploit the natural world.

 

Performances: 

February 27th-29th @ 7:30pm

March 1st @ 2:00pm

March 4th-7th @ 7:30pm

 

More information and tickets: z.umn.edu/skriker

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The Importance of Being Earnest

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Frank W. Bridges Theatre
1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912

$13
Call 507-433-0595
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Presented by Riverland Theatre
  • Comedy

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Susan V. Hansen

The Importance of Being Earnest has proven to be Oscar Wilde’s most enduring—and endearing—play. Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. Filled with witty Victorian aphorisms and Wilde’s own brand of wisdom, The Importance of Being Earnest remains one of theatre’s most popular comedies. Rating: Some material may not be suitable for young children.

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The Convert

2:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Ave St Paul, MN 55114

$25-30
Call 612-724-3760
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Presented by Frank Theatre
  • Drama

A powerful play exploring British colonialism in southern Africa and the use of Christianity for cultural disruption.

Set in 1896 Rhodesia, a young girl whose father has passed away is to be traded, by her uncle, to an older man with ten wives in exchange for a number of goats. She escapes this forced marriage by taking refuge in the home of an African teacher in the Catholic church. In exchange, she is given a new name, forbidden to practice her traditional beliefs, required to wear clothing of the colonizers, and, eventually, is cut off from her family to prove her Christian faith. As tensions in the surrounding villages grow, THE CONVERT explores the struggle between tribal customs and the ways of the British settlers, between traditional African beliefs and the Christianity brought by the colonizers. As tensions rise in the nearby villages, resistance could mean death.

 “After producing ECLIPSED nearly a decade ago, we have been pursuing the rights for THE CONVERT and we couldn’t be more thrilled to embark on this adventure,” says director Wendy Knox. “In some ways, THE CONVERT is a very unFrank play: it’s a big, historical, realistic, three-act play! Thematically, however, it’s right up Frank’s alley. During auditions, I had two actors, who were unfamiliar with Frank’s work, ask why I was doing this play. I answered that I thought the play was an excellent exploration of the roots of white supremacy, and that the play had much to contribute to the larger conversation we are still having, and need to be having today.”

“The Convert is shown…to be a work considering questions of racial, political and religious identity and assimilation with a provocative intelligence …” —The Guardian

“Where do you belong? It’s a question that just about everyone has to face, sooner or later, in Danai Gurira’s The Convert. And the further we go, the more complex that question becomes. It’s a terrific play — a rich, thoughtful, carefully crafted piece..” —The Financial Times

ARTISTIC TEAM

Directed by Wendy Knox
Scenery designed by Joe Stanley
Costumes by Kathy Kohl
Lighting by Tony Stoeri
Fight direction by Annie Enneking
Sound by Dan Dukich
Stage managed by Megan Fae Dougherty

CAST

Maje Adams
Yinka Ayinde
Warren C. Bowles
Hope Cervantes
Ivory Doublette
A.J. Friday
Ashe Jaafaru

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The World Over by Keith Bunin

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Open Window Theatre
5300 S Robert Trl #400, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

$20-$34
Call 6126151515
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Presented by Open Window Theatre
  • Drama

“We’re all of us meant to be heroes”. Join us for the regional premiere of playwright Keith Bunin’s unforgettable tale of adventure, love, loss and redemption. Drawing on a vast array of influences from the Bible, to The Odyssey, to Shakespeare, The World Over masterfully speaks to the original beauty and goodness of the human person, while showing just how far we’ve fallen. At once wholly fantastical and profoundly truthful, Bunin never leaves us without humor or hope in this epic story of a man in search of his home. Adam believes he is the lost prince of Gildoray, but nobody else in the world believes that Gildoray even exists. Adam will journey the world over, battling monsters, enduring shipwrecks, and daring deeds of heroism, to search for his lost kingdom and save his people.

"THE WORLD OVER is exceeding wise: a profound, insightful, thought-provoking examination of the most fundamental aspects of our humanity.” -NYTheatre.com

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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

2:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Cross Winds United Methodist Church
15051 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55311

Presented by Cross Community Players
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. The story centers on an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents as they vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. You won’t want to miss this riotous ride of a show, complete with audience participation!

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Cabal

2:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The White Stag Lodge
2010 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

$45
Call 612-375-0300
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Created by David Pisa and John Heimbuch

Forgotten alchemy. An ancient order. The pursuit of new magic.

A renegade magister’s quest threatens the Cabal’s very existence. Who should control this ultimate power? Enter the secret society and unlock the truth. 

Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents Cabal, a live theater experience with puzzles. An audience of 10 people explores an immersive environment, meeting characters and discovering large-scale, hands-on challenges.

Tickets are now on sale through March 29. Additional months will go on sale approximately 1 month in advance.

Cabal lasts approximately 90 minutes. (It may be more or less, depending on how fast your group is at solving puzzles.)

Cabal is a theater performance, but does not have standard theater seats. As audience members move through the space, they may be asked to be stand or sit. Please be prepared to walk or move at least 600 feet during the course of the event. The venue and experience are wheelchair accessible.

Content advisory: flashing lights, sudden loud sounds.

More questions? Read our FAQ!

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3 pm

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

3:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Black Box at The Hanifl Performing Arts Center
4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$5-$10
Call 6513488578
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Presented by Children's Performing Arts' CYPP
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache and a purpose in competing at the regional spelling bee features a score by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin. 

The Collaborative Youth Performance Program, CYPP, is completely youth lead! From directing, choreographing, costuming, lights, musical directing, stage managing, and more will all be led by youth! This allows all of the students involved to be immersed into musical theater and work together to create a production.

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Silent Sky

3:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Bell Museum, Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium
2088 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul, MN 55113

$15 students / $30 adults
Call 612-626-9660
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Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Drama

Theatre Pro Rata is partnering with The Bell Museum, Minnesota’s official natural history museum, to present Silent Sky inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Written by Lauren Gunderson, Silent Sky takes place in the early twentieth century, when Henrietta Leavitt and a group of women “computers” pursued astronomical research at the Harvard Observatory under the supervision of a male scientist. Their work proved to be crucial to the development of the field. Henrietta herself had to balance her dedication to her work with the demands of her family, health challenges, and the possibility of personal relationships. The achievements and difficulties of a woman scientist in a challenging historical period combine in this thought-provoking and engaging play. Come listen to the music of the spheres!

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5 pm

Cabal

5:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The White Stag Lodge
2010 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

$45
Call 612-375-0300
Buy tickets online

Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Created by David Pisa and John Heimbuch

Forgotten alchemy. An ancient order. The pursuit of new magic.

A renegade magister’s quest threatens the Cabal’s very existence. Who should control this ultimate power? Enter the secret society and unlock the truth. 

Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents Cabal, a live theater experience with puzzles. An audience of 10 people explores an immersive environment, meeting characters and discovering large-scale, hands-on challenges.

Tickets are now on sale through March 29. Additional months will go on sale approximately 1 month in advance.

Cabal lasts approximately 90 minutes. (It may be more or less, depending on how fast your group is at solving puzzles.)

Cabal is a theater performance, but does not have standard theater seats. As audience members move through the space, they may be asked to be stand or sit. Please be prepared to walk or move at least 600 feet during the course of the event. The venue and experience are wheelchair accessible.

Content advisory: flashing lights, sudden loud sounds.

More questions? Read our FAQ!

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7 pm

The Bacchae

7:00 pm

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

$15 - $79
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

In Euripides’ tale of hubris and tyranny, a disguised Dionysus descends on the city of Thebes to prove Zeus is his father and settle a score with his mortal adversary King Pentheus. His attempts to tear the people’s loyalties away from the king cause a frenzy of emotion that lands Dionysus in prison. But Pentheus’ misguided attempt to suppress the god’s influence tests his leadership and threatens to bring his family to ruin. With striking visuals and bewitching beauty, legendary director Anne Bogart gives this ancient tale a modern, razor-sharp edge.

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MOTH Written by Declan Greene

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$20/$18 in advance, $8-$20 sliding scale on Monday March 2
Call 6128258949
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  • Drama

This 90 minute play follows Sebastian and Claryssa, two friends brought together by their mutual misfit status. They take a warped journey through their past, re-living their most horrifying memories. This play isn’t your standard kitchen-sink drama– it’s more like a wild fever dream on a playground.

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