Sunday, March 29, 2020

2 pm

Number Nine

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

The LAB Theater
700 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN

Call 612-333-7977
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Presented by Alternative Motion Project
  • Dance

Number Nine is Alternative Motion Project's 9th Season Performance featuring an evening of premieres that explore a diverse realm of creative research, including the body's relationship to concepts of power, apathy, rhythm, + climate issues.  New works by Kristin Howe (featuring Spoken Word by Cole Sarar), Joanna Lees, Guest Artist Erinn Liebhard and Company Member Brenna Mosser.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

2:00 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E Main St, Anoka, MN

Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Join the colorful characters of the London’s Music Hall Royale—a delightfully loony Victorian theater troupe—as they present The Mystery of Edwin Drood, based on Charles Dickens’ final, unfinished novel. The story centers on the young and charming Edwin Drood, who has been mysteriously murdered—but, by whom? His leering romantic rival? Mysterious twins newly arrived from Ceylon? Or, someone else more dastardly and villainous?

Unfortunately, Dickens passed away before revealing the culprit. So, in order to solve the mystery, the killer must be chosen by audience vote, revealing a different ending each night.

A winner of five Tony Awards in 1986, this charming and inventive show-within-a-show is a rip-roaring whodunit and a rollicking evening of jolly good musical fun.

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Beowulf: A Virtual Performance... with Pop-up Dramaturgy!

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

BEOWULF - with Pop-up Dramaturgy!
translated and adapted by CHARLIE BETHEL
performed by JOHN HEIMBUCH
directed by AMY RUMMENIE
dramaturgy by SARAH HELLER
promotional art by ERIK A. EVENSEN

Walking Shadow Co-Artistic Director John Heimbuch performs Charlie Bethel's fierce hourlong retelling of Beowulf.

This is a faithful and accessible adaptation of the classic Old English poem about a warrior king and some famous monsters, modernizing the wit, vigor, and meaty language of the original Anglo-Saxon epic.

Available until May 31.


This is the archived video from April 2, 2020, with optional pop-up dramaturgy.

  1. You do not need a Facebook account to view.
  2. Skip to about 13 minutes in (after the “preshow” for the live audience to settle in).
  3. Optional: go to the sidebar on the right and set the pulldown menu to “realtime comments” for Sarah Heller’s pop-up dramaturgy to appear at the correct points in the video.

THIS EVENT IS FREE. (If you're inspired to donate, there's a link there too.)

Runtime: approximately one hour.

Content Warning: Beowulf contains vivid descriptions of physical human/monster violence. Please contact us with any specific questions about content.

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Through the Narrows: a Watch It, Make It, Take It Event

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
4054 Chicago Ave Minneapolis, MN 55407

Free for all tribal members. Pay-what-you-will $10-$25 general admission.
Call 612-724-1435
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Presented by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz welcomes you to take a place at the table for a uniquely intimate puppetry experience intertwining stories of the Crossing of the Red Sea and the Trail of Tears. Take the next step forward through life's narrow passages!

"It felt like a spell was over the whole place; like it was alive with all the ancestors of that place and all of us who were there."  audience member

First, award-winning puppetry artists Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith share stories of two characters from their own ancestry: a 3500 yr.-old woman, pivotal to the Jews crossing of the Red Sea, and a 6-yr old Cherokee boy bearing witness to the Trail of Tears. Sliding across centuries and continents with the "whirled" music of Greg Herriges as a guide, the stories travel the rich emotional landscape from struggle to triumph. Directed by Laurie Witzkowski.

Then, Z Puppets artists will lead you through simple steps to make power figures  small puppets to represent someone to call on for strength when facing hardship.

Bring your power figure with you for when you need to find the next step through life's narrow passages.  

Each event is limited to 25 seats.

Through the Narrows features some intense subject matter and descriptions of historically accurate violence. Recommended for adults and youth ages 9+.

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First Lady Suite

2:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal, MN 55422

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

First Lady Suite is an enthralling look into the lives of some of history’s most neglected figures, the wives of U.S. presidents.  The musical is presented in four vignettes.  The first piece, Over Texas, takes place aboard Air Force One on November 22nd, 1963. Mary Gallagher, the First Lady’s secretary, and Evelyn Lincoln, secretary to the President, are relaxing as they fly into Dallas.  While napping, Mary’s dreams become portentous nightmares as they are haunted by a ghostly Jackie and an eerie Lady Bird.  Where’s Mamie? is a time-travel fantasy as Mamie, melancholic and alone on her birthday, is paid a visit by the celebrated opera star Marian Anderson.  They travel to Algiers to confront Ike about an affair and warn him of the racial strife he’ll face later as President.  Olio presents first daughter Margaret Truman singing at a recital but constantly upstaged by First Lady Bess.  Eleanor Sleeps Here is a heart-rending examination of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok as they’re flown over Washington by Amelia Earhart. 

This 90 minute musical is performed with no intermission.  

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3 pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream

3:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

DECC Symphony Hall
350 Harbor Dr. Duluth, MN

Adult $19-$44, Student $14-$34, Child $12-$29
Call 218-529-3742
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Presented by Minnesota Ballet
  • Dance

It’s great for the whole family—Shakespeare’s most magical comedy, set in an Elizabethan woods. Mortals are no match for fairy folks, especially the classic mischief-maker Puck, whose spell turns Bottom’s head into a donkey head and whose misapplied love potions cause mayhem. Somehow lovers reunite, and all ends merrily in a wedding.


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4 pm

Thunder Knocking on the Door at North Garden Theater

4:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

North Garden Theater
929 Seventh Street West St Paul, MN 55102

Call 6122039502
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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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4:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Open Eye Theatre

Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy


THE RED SHOES takes its title from a classic Hans Christian Andersen story of a young girl and a pair of red shoes, and thrillingly re-imagines it as a film noir fairytale.

Somewhere in the heart of the Big City, our heroine is hiding in a tiny apartment, fearful of venturing out, or of letting anyone (or anything) in. But she’s not alone. A pair of haunted red shoes is delivered to her doorstep, and they propel our her into a harrowing film noir adventure through the labyrinths and spiral staircases of her own mind, where she must face down her fears of what lurks in the subway tunnel, and discover what fate has in store for her up on the rooftop! 

Equally humorous and hair-raising, THE RED SHOES draws inspiration and influences from vintage detective novels, black and white film noir movies of the 1930s and ’40s, and case studies of amnesia and multiple personality. The inventive use of manipulated objects, dolls, and masks provide a dream-like quality to the unfolding adventure.


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7 pm

The Black and Funny Improv Festival

7:00 pm

  • Closing night

HUGE Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

  • Comedy
  • Improv

What started out as a small, one day workshop and panel has evolved into a weekend full of shows, panels, workshops, and celebration featuring performers of color from across the country - open to audiences of every color. 

Shows will begin Thursday, March 26nd, at 7:00pm and take over all programing through the weekend with workshops during the day and shows at night, until the festival wraps up Sunday March 24th at 11pm. Each night will be a mixture of critically acclaimed visiting groups such as My Momma’s Biscuits, Stir Friday Night, two international ensembles, and Blackout.

The goal of Black And Funny Improv Festival is to create awareness within the Black community in the Twin Cities that improv is an art form that they can do and benefit from. The dream is to see the improv scene as a place where everyone is welcome, to share in a space that is respectful to everyone, and celebrate ourselves and our differences while building each other up and having fun. 

Stay tuned to for schedule and tickets. Tickets will be $15 per show with options for multi-show passes. 

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Ice Shanty #3

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Douglas Town Hall Parking Lot
PARKING IS OFF-SITE (Shuttles departing from) 12409 240th St E, Hampton, MN

Presented by (lumin)theater lab
  • Drama

“They wanted seclusion... isolation... to be far off the grid. Just a weekend of drinking and ice fishing in the desolate frozen tundra. What they got was the monster in Ice Shanty #3.”

This original world premier is a thriller written by (lumin)theater lab founding member Rob Andersen! Directed by (lumin)theater lab company member Libby Wasylik.

This immersive experience performs in a barn south of Hastings. PARKING IS OFF-SITE Patrons will park at Douglas Town Hall, and be shuttled to the performance space.

All performances start at 7pm; with shuttles departing roughly every ten minutes starting at 6:25 pm (accommodations can be made for patrons who are physically unable to utilize the shuttle service. please email us at

Performances: March 20 - 22; March 26 - 29; April 2 - 4 (all performances at 7:00pm, shuttle service starts at 6:25 pm)

Park at Douglas Town Hall: 12409 240th St E, Hampton, MN;
(The crossroads of Minnesota Hwy 61, CR 50 and CR 20.)

(in order of appearance)
Teri: Caitlin Weber
Francis: Joren Skov
Suzi: Tia Tanzer
Steph: Belinda Burkitt
Maggie: Kelli Tatum
Duey: David Blissenbach
Bo: Jeremy Sundheim

Director: Libby Wasylik
Stage Manager/Asst. Director: Theo Ebarb
Asst. Stage Manager: Mikaela Vogland
Producer: Leah Christine
Costume Designer: Kari McCord
Lighting Designer: Dave Wasylik
Props Designer: Suellen Weber
Set Designer: Libby Wasylik
Sound Designer: Theo Ebarb
Fight Choreographer/Intimacy Director: Mason Tyer
Graphic Design: Andrew Hill & Allison Buckner

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7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

TEK BOX at the Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave. 2nd Floor Minneapolis, MN 55403

Call 612-440-6681
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Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Closing their season at the TEK BOX on the 2nd floor of the Cowles Center, Mineapolis Musical Theatre presents the Twin Cities premier of “Lizzie” by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt. This Victorian-Punk Rock musical retelling of the story of Lizzie Borden has been lauded by fans and critics, alike. Directed by Amy Rummenie with Music Direction by Umar Malik.

CONTENT WARNING: This show contains mature themes and addresses subjects such as violence, sexual abuse, and murder.


Lizzie Borden - Maggie Mae Sulentic
Emma Borden - Tara Borman
Bridget Sullivan- Lydia Wagner
Alice Russell- Hannah Bakke
Understudy Lizzie/Alice - Jordyn KarlyAna Catanach
Understudy Emma/Bridget - Annika Isbell

Director - Amy Rummenie
Music Director - Umar Malik
Choreographer - Abbi Fern
Stage Manager - Miranda Shunkwiler
Lighting Designer - Becky Raines
Costume Designer - Mandi Johnson
Scenic Designer - Ursula Bowden
Sound Designer - Abe Gabor
Dramaturg - Jeff Turner

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