Friday, March 6, 2020

7 pm


7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Kids


March 6 – 22, 2020

Based on the book by Kelly Barnhill

 Newbery Medal Winning Author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon
 Parent’s Choice Gold Award Book


Best enjoyed by AGES 7 & UP

“In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn’t most fairy tales.” When Princess Violet and her best friend Demetrius discover a forbidden book in a hidden room, they unknowingly release the evil Nybbas into their world. The two friends pair up with an ancient dragon to try and save their kingdom, but the wicked creature’s triumph or demise all depends on how the story is told. This enchanted tale by the Minneapolis-based, Newbery Winning author of The Girl Who Drank the Moon comes to life on our stage in an enthralling adventure about the power of stories to change the world.

Copyright © 2012 by Kelly Barnhill


  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 – School Groups on Sale
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – Subscriber On Sale
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – Public On Sale


Fri 3/6/2020 – 7:00 PM
Sat 3/7/2020 – 1:00 PM
Sun 3/8/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM * ( * Pay What You Can Performance )

Wed 3/11/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 3/12/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 3/13/2020 – 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Sat 3/14/2020 – 10:00 AM * & 1:00 PM ( * Sensory Friendly Performance )
Sun 3/15/2020 – 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Wed 3/18/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Thu 3/19/2020 – 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Fri 3/20/2020 – 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Sat 3/21/2020 – 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM ( * ASL Interpreted & Audio Described Performance )
Sun 3/22/2020 – 1:00 PM

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Saint Joan

7:00 pm
Runs 130 minutes

  • Opening night

Plymouth Congregational Church Chapel
1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Call 6122136443
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Presented by The Orchard Theater Collective
  • Drama

SET IN 15th century France, amidst the bloody backdrop of the Hundred Years’ War with England, the play follows the miraculous life of a simple country girl who changed not only the tide of the war but also the course of world history. Written in 1923 by George Bernard Shaw, one of England's most celebrated and influential writers, Saint Joan premiered only three years after the official canonization of Joan of Arc as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Presented in the Chapel at Plymouth Congregational Church. March 6th - March 21st

Pay What You Can Preview on March 5th

Tickets are $15 minimum on a sliding scale

Free parking is available at the church

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7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Duluth Playhouse Family Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street

Call 218-733-7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Musical
  • Kids

This event is postponed. Please visit for updates!

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James and the Giant Peach JR

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

Call 952-855-9147
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Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean, and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

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The Jungle Book

7:00 pm
Runs 85 minutes

The O'Shaughnessey
2004 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

Call 651-690-6700
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Presented by Out on a Limb Dance Theater Company
  • Musical
  • Dance

Out on a Limb Dance Theater Company’s inspired retelling of The Jungle Book comes with more than 60-plus young dance-actors, ages 4-to 30+ from the company’s school of the same name, and a 4-song slew of songs off the new, critically acclaimed album, Social Media Anxiety Disorder by longtime Twin Cities songwriter and rocker, Dan Israel. Artistic Director Kim Martinez has also penned a complementary new tune with veteran songwriter-producer Jeff Harrington called “Vulture Culture” with the biting, telling lines, “It doesn’t matter if you think we’re vile/we serve a purpose on earth!”

“There are several animal languages and story lines in the piece that allow us to use a different dance genre for each one. For instance:


  • Tap Dance – Cheetahs
  • Classical Pointe – Birds
  • Contemporary Dance – Gazelles
  • Hip-Hop and Acrobatics – Monkeys
  • Fosse-styled Jazz and Musical Theatre -- Vultures

“What makes Kipling’s story so timeless and so universal is the young and older Mowgli’s search to discover his true self often takes place in a bewildering world where everyone seems to either want a piece of you literally, or expects you to become part of their tribe, which can often mean compromising yourself,” she says. “Our kids have really been responding well to the story’s core theme because they recognize – and maybe see themselves in the search – that finding your purpose no matter who you are is part of the human condition.”

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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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Wait Until Dark

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4941 Long Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Call 651-478-7427
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Drama

In 1944, Susan Hendrix, a blind Greenwich Village housewife, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the suspense builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape. In this nail-biting adaptation by Minnesota playwright Jeffery Hatcher, this classic thriller comes to a chilling conclusion as night falls and Susan must fight for her life.


Iréna Flury - Susan Hendrix

James Lane - Mike

Ryan D. Maddux - Roat

Parker Shook - Carlino

Ella Jean Martin - Gloria

Daniel Hildebrand - Sam

Directed by Larisa Netterlund || Stage Managed by Faith DuBois


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Twelfth Night

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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Doctor Voynich And Her Children: A Prediction by Leanna Keyes

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

  • Opening night

Off Leash Art Box
4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

Doctor Voynich and Her Children A Prediction by Leanna Keyes

Directed by Ashley Hovell

March 6-21

The Off Leash Art Box
4200 East 54th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Doctor Rue Voynich and her apprentice Fade travel the American Heartland dispensing herbal medications. Covertly, they perform abortions, which have been illegal since “the Pence days.” Fade tries to help local youth Hannah complete her abortion, using knowledge from an ancient manuscript, before her mother and the sheriff can nail them for the “attempted murder of an unborn person.”

Content Warning: 

This show contains strong language, sexuality, and explicit conversations and depictions of abortion. 


Tara Grimmer

Katherine Fredrikson

Lynda J. Dahl

Mel Demulling

Audrey Parry

Kendall Kent (understudy)

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Thunder Knocking on the Door at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

  • Opening night

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

Call 612-203-9502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Musical

Directed by Marcela Lorca
Music Direction by Sanford Moore

Featuring Ronnie AllenBrian BoseRajané Katurah, Greta Oglesby and T. Mychael Rambo

This mythical tale takes place at the crossroads of “here and there,” where Marvell Thunder, a mysterious shapeshifter, challenges Glory, a blind songstress, to a magical duel on the Delta Blues guitar.

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Silent Sky

7:30 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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The Bacchae

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

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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7:30 pm

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

$27 – $70 (Discounts for students, seniors, military, groups, and people age 30 and under)
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Storytelling

Park Square inaugurates FACE TO FACE, partnering this season with the internationally renowned Ping Chong + Company, a New York leader in community-specific, interview-based theatre events. Using their own words, our neighbors become the storytellers, creating a theatre piece that reveals the vibrancy and resiliency of Hmong families in Saint Paul. FACE TO FACE is a new ongoing series celebrating cultures and addressing issues in our community.

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Urinetown, the musical

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

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

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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The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents Vanishing Point by Liv Cummins, Rob Hartmann, and Scott Keys

Vanishing Point

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Bloomington Center for the Arts Black Box
1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

Call 952-491-0779
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama
  • Musical

The Chameleon Theatre Circle presents

Vanishing Point

Book & Lyrics by Liv Cummins & Rob Hartmann; Music by Rob Hartmann; Original Concept & Additional Lyrics by Scott Keys

Directed by Kari Steinbach

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, and author Agatha Christie each vanished mysteriously: Agatha disappeared for eleven days; Aimee disappeared for three weeks; and of course Amelia vanished completely. Vanishing Point, a musical comedy-fantasy, brings these three women together as they solve the mystery of their disappearances from their own lives. The show has a cast of three: the women play not only their central role but also each others’ mothers, husbands, friends, reporters, and so on.

See this incredible performance on 12 select dates between March 6 and 22, 2020 at the Black Box Theatre inside the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 1800 W Old Shakopee Road.

Vanishing Point is a production of The Chameleon Theatre Circle and is part of the 2019-2020 Performance Series presented by Bloomington Center for the Arts, a division of the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. For details on all of the exciting performances throughout the season, visit

Additional Crew Credits:

Joanna McLarnan, Lighting Designer

Forest Godfrey, Sound Designer

Toni Solie, Stage Manager

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The Skriker

7:30 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.



February 27th-29th @ 7:30pm

March 1st @ 2:00pm

March 4th-7th @ 7:30pm


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7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

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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The Convert

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Ave St Paul, MN 55114

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


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


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

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7:30 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 World Over by Keith Bunin

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

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.”

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8 pm

Faye Driscoll: Thank You For Coming: Space

8:00 pm

Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place

$26 ($20.80 Walker members)
Call 612-375-7600
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Presented by Walker Art Center
  • Experimental

Walker Commission

“A visceral embodiment of grief and loss combined with a fierce proclamation of the ecstasy of living.” —Montclair Local

One of dance/performance’s most astonishing experimental voices, Faye Driscoll wraps up her Walker-supported trilogy—Thank You For Comingwith a moving requiem on art, the body, loss, and human connectivity. Space builds on and diverges from Driscoll’s earlier works, beloved by audiences across the country, with “an exhilaratingly personal culmination of the series” (Artforum). The intimate new performance piece, presented within an immersive installation on the McGuire stage, is informed by art-historical imagery and emerges as a collaborative creation between the artist, her astute design collaborators, and the audience.

Contains mature content.

In conjunction with the performance, Driscoll will extend the conceptual underpinnings of her trilogy to the Walker’s Gallery 7. Faye Driscoll: Thank You For Coming (February 27–April 19, 2020), the artist’s first gallery installation, will combine objects, sound, and video to create an environment that invites and challenges us to become active makers and participants.

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9 pm

Guts & Teeth

9:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

  • Opening night

HUGE Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$12 online
Call 612-412-4843
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  • Comedy
  • Improv

Guts & Teeth are hyperjubilant soul-septuplets who improvise epic stage-cartoons about the horrors of modern living.  

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