Sunday, February 26, 2017

2 pm

The Kitchen

2:00 pm

Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455

$6 - $16
Call 612-625-5380
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Presented by University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
  • Drama
  • Comedy

This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines behind the scenes in a restaurant, revealing how as societies operate with and against each other by pitting the cooks against the waiters.

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As You Like It

2:00 pm

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$16 - 40
Call 651.321.4024
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Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy

Classical Actors Ensemble presents Shakespeare's philosophical comedy about transformation.

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Steel Magnolias

2:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Closing night

Arts Center on 7 at Minnetonka High School
18285 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345

$10-$15
Call 952-401-5898
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Presented by Minnetonka Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Minnetonka Theatre presents the sweet and sassy Southern comedy...Steel Magnolias

Directed by James Cada

Based on his own experience growing up in rural Natchitoches, Louisiana, Robert Harling’s landmark play Steel Magnolias explores the bonds between six women at a beauty salon. Combining light-hearted comedy and quirky characters with a serious, heart-rending storyline, Steel Magnolias has been translated into seventeen languages and has been produced across the world. As the title suggests, "female characters are as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel".  The play's enduring relevancy likely stems from a combination of its strong female characters, its themes of the power of sisterhood, and its witty, memorable script. 

February 17, 24, 25 at 7:30 pm

February 18, 19, 26 at 2:00 pm

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Anna in the Tropics

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408

$35-$45
Call (612) 822-7063
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Presented by The Jungle Theater
  • Drama

FEBRUARY 11 - MARCH 12
Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m.

(Previews Feb. 8-10, 7:30 p.m.)

by Nilo Cruz
directed by Larissa Kokernot
featuring Adlyn Carreras, Cristina Florencia Castro, Juan Rivera Lebron, Nora Montañez, Rich Remedios, Al Clemente Saks, and Dario Tangelson

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Florida, 1929: a Cuban-American family eagerly awaits the arrival of a new lector to read aloud to their cigar factory workers. When he introduces them to the classic Anna Karenina, a hot and humid Tampa factory starts to mirror the scandalous Russian aristocracy of Tolstoy’s classic. Love, revenge, passion, and tragedy abound in this award-winning drama.

[CRUZ] HAS TURNED OUT MANY WONDERFUL PLAYS — BUT NONE MORE SHIMMERINGLY BEAUTIFUL.

— Miami Herald

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Grace

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 5th Ave S.E., Osseo, MN 55369

$21 - $25
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama

A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open a chain of motels. As the real estate deal threatens to unravel Steve acquires an itch he can't scratch and Sara is drawn to an unlikely new friend. Destinies collide in this darkly comic, eerily tragic and timely play that plunges headfirst into questions of faith and grace. 

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Marie Antoinette

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Red Eye Theater
15 West 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$10 - $26
Call 612-375-0300
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Marie, the young queen of France, lives in a society of extravagance and artifice. But when revolution brews, can the doomed elite help who they've become? From gilded palace to soggy dungeon, this vibrant historical riff revels in exploding our ideas of comfort, complacency and compassion.

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Church Basement Ladies in Rise Up, O Men

2:00 pm

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Ln N Plymouth, MN 55441

$29 and up
Call (763) 553-1600 ext.1
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Presented by Plymouth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church Basement Ladies. In Rise Up O Men, series familiars Mrs. Mavis Gilmerson, Mrs. Vivian Snustad, and Mrs. Karin Engleson are busy with preparations for the church’s 1964 Centennial Celebration, and the menfolk of the parish have their own problems to solve. Karin’s husband Elroy, farmer Carl and Great War vet Arlo are joined in brotherhood by series staple Pastor E.L. Gunderson. Their camaraderie unites them as they deal with furnace salesmen, looming retirement, rival Protestant denominations, the Pastor’s bad jokes, and Arlene’s even-worse cooking. 

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Grace

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$21 - $25
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama

Grace
By Craig Wright

Directed by Terry Hempleman
FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017

PERFORMANCE TIMES
Wednesday - Saturday @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 2:00pm
(Added matinee Wednesday, Feb. 22 @ 2:00pm & Saturday, March 4 @ 2:00pm)

A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open a chain of motels. As the real estate deal threatens to unravel Steve acquires an itch he can’t scratch and Sara is drawn to an unlikely new friend. Destinies collide in this darkly comic, eerily tragic and timely play that plunges headfirst into questions of faith and grace.  "GRACE brings refreshing complexity to what is fast becoming the most urgent philosophical issue of our time."—LA Times. 

Featuring: Terry Hempleman*, Jason Peterson, Mary Fox & Kurt Kwan*

 

 

 

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The Highwaymen

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

History Theatre
30 East 10th Street St.Paul, MN 55101

$15-$40
Call 6512924323
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Presented by History Theatre
  • Drama

By Josh Wilder
Directed by Jamil Jude

February 4–February 28, 2017

1956. The construction of Interstate 94 destroyed the thriving, tight-knit Rondo neighborhood where homes, stores and businesses once stood. The new freeway tore through the heart of St. Paul’s largest African-American community. This powerful new drama explores the dynamics surrounding the decision-making process that shattered the lives of thousands of middle-class residents and changed the face of St. Paul forever.

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The 39 Steps

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville MN 55337

$16-$22
Call 800-982-2787
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Comedy

The Chameleon Theatre Circle Presents

The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by James Buchan
Directed by Kimberly Miller

Richard Hannay was not expecting any of this. He merely went to see a show, with no idea he would end up being drawn into a vast conspiracy, handcuffed to a femme fatale, and chased all around the English countryside. Cling to the edge of your seat and prepare to laugh yourself silly as Hannay tries to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps in this madcap mashup of suspense and comedy, based on the same novel as Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie, with just four actors portraying dozens of different characters!

Tickets are $22; $19 for students, seniors, Fringe Button holders, and groups of 8 or more; or $16 for groups of 20 or more, and are available in person at the Ames Center Box Office or through Ticketmaster online or at 1-800-982-2787 (additional fees may apply).

For group sales, call the Ames Center box office at 952-895-4680.

All prices include a $2 facility fee as required by the Ames Center.

The 39 Steps is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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Nina Simone: Four Women

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Park Square Theatre, Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN

$60 - 21
Call 6512917005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Musical

Back by popular demand – now with added music! Writing “Mississippi Goddam” in a bombed Birmingham church, Simone meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. Together, they sing their truth and rise triumphant. Written by Christina Ham and directed by Faye M. Price, this world premiere commission played last year at Park Square Theatre to sold-out audiences. 

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Dr. Seuss'sThe Sneetches The Musical

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Best enjoyed by everyone
Based on the book The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
Produced by permission of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
Book and Lyrics by Philip Dawkins 
Music by David Mallamud 
Directed by Peter C. Brosius 
Choreographed Michael Matthew Ferrell 

ASL/AD: March 17 at 7PM
ASL Only: March 19 at 5PM
Sensory Friendly: March 24 at 7PM

On Sneetch Beach, there’s a line in the sand—Star Bellies on one side, Plain Bellies on the other.  That’s the way it is, was, and will be.  At least until the sneaky and greedy Sylvester Monkey McBean comes to town with his Star On machine.  Suddenly, the difference between the haves and the have nots—those with stars and those without—isn’t so clear. What will the Sneetches do now? In this rousing and inventive musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss's powerful parable about the surface things that divide us, it will take a courageous friendship between an unlikely pair of Sneetches to find the answers. 

This work is supported by a Theatre Commissioning and Production Initiative grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 

This production was commissioned, developed, and originally produced through Children’s Theatre Company’s Threshold new play development lab in Minneapolis, MN.

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Children's Theatre Explores the Holocaust

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Northern Starz Children's Theatre, Sabes JCC and White Bear Center for the Arts
Northern Starz Children's Theatre 5300 Alpine Drive. - Ramsey, MN 55303 Sabes Jewish Community Center (JCC) 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416 White Bear Center for the Arts 4971 Long Avenue White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$7 - $10
Call 612-669-7268
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Presented by Northern Starz Children's Theatre
  • Drama
  • Kids

This unique Northern Starz Children's Theatre event will be much more than a play. We have partnered up with The White Bear Center for the Arts, Temple Israel, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas “Transfer of Memory”, Sabes JCC (Jewish Community Center) and playwright Celeste Raspanti, to bring our young cast the ability to not just perform, but to truly learn the history behind events surrounding the holocaust and the hope that survived. 

Story and Background
Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about one hundred were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of WWII. These few then went back to the scattered pieces of their lives, their homes and their families. Raja lived through it all at Terezin, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little reason for hope.  This play is her story. It is history as much as any play can be history, showing the best and the worst of which the human heart is capable.​

The Playwright, Celeste Raspanti
A playwright, former nun, and retired college professor, Celeste Raspanti is known for having published and produced several plays. Her special interest in the Holocaust, as well as her interest in the stories from the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, led to her writing I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Her other plays on this topic include No Fading Star and The Terezin Promise. Raspanti’s work has been acclaimed for its firsthand information garnered from visits, oral histories, and interviews with concentration camp survivors. Today, Raspanti lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. ​

 

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Deathtrap

2:00 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis

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

Playwright Sidney Bruhl is struggling to overcome a dry spell and a string of failures when a student in his writing seminar turns in a script that he knows would be a surefire hit on Broadway. Prepared to do anything it takes to get that script, he invites the student to his home — and from that point on, the suspense mounts steadily, with twists and turns that build to the final, startling moments of the play. “Two-thirds a thriller, one-third a devilishly clever comedy…”  –Cue Magazine

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The Church Basement Ladies in: Rise Up O Men

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55441

$22-$40
Call 763-553-1600 ex. 1
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Presented by Troupe America at the Plymouth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A Lutheran take on the classical "hero" journey, RISE UP, O MEN is the story of men (and women) who become larger than themselves; it's the story of a group of farmers and John Deere dealers, and church basement ladies, who rise to the requirement of heroism in order to help their community and its future. RISE UP, O MEN is a new musical featuring the men of the church and your favorite church basement Ladies who serve them. The year is 1964, in the basement kitchen of the Lutheran Church in rural Minnesota. As these hard-working farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and their tractors and preparations for the Centennial Celebration, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen...but that's what happens when you let the roosters in the hen house.

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Godspell

2:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Closing night

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

$12 - $16
Call (763) 391-2787
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Presented by Cross Community Players
  • Musical

CCP is thrilled to present this beloved telling of the parables of Jesus. Our production will feature the updated musical arrangements from the 2012 Broadway revival. 

In Godspell a small group of people help Jesus share good news through a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty does of comic timing. An electric blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. 

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Bad Dates

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Artistry - Black Box
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd Bloomington, MN 55431

$21 - $30
Call 952-563-8575
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Presented by Artistry
  • Comedy

Written by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Mel Day

"Rebeck cares enough about Haley to give her confidence, competence, homor and introspection, all while battling insecurity, incompetence, black moods, impulsivity and a noir-ish plot twist." –The Philadelphia Inquirer

In this comedic one-woman show we become the confidantes of Haley, a successful restaurateur and single mom who is just getting back into the dating world. Haley tells us of her ill-fated but highly entertaining encounters while sifting through her wardrobe and her enormous collection of shoes. Just when everything seems to go horribly wrong, connections come forward to help in the most unexpected ways.

Cast: Sara Marsh* - Haley
*Member - Actors' Equity Association

Fast Facts:

Runs Saturday, February 11th through Sunday, February 26th with performances on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm. 

New this Season: We are pleased to offer a *Ticketed Preview of Bad Dates on Friday, February 10 at 7:30pm and a **Pay What You Can performance on Monday, February 20 at 7:30pm.

*Ticketed Preview (Friday, February 10): The ticketed preview takes place one night before opening night, giving actors a chance to see how the show is working for the audience and to further hone their performances. Black Box preview tickets cost $9 and will go on sale roughly six weeks before the show opens. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.

**Pay What You Can (Monday, February 20): To help make the arts accessible for all, we offer a Pay What You Can Performance for every production. Audience members attending this performance can purchase tickets for any whole dollar amount they can afford.  Pay What You Can tickets will go on sale roughly six weeks before the show opens. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.

Talk Back with cast and crew after the performance on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00pm.

Audio Description performance on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00pm.

Sign Language Interpreted performance on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:30pm. 

At the Black Box...

For more information: https://artistrymn.org/theater/dates

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The Language Archive

2:00 pm

  • 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 Community College Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

By Julia Cho

George is a man consumed with preserving and documenting the dying languages of far-flung cultures.  Closer to home, though, language is failing him.  He doesn’t know what to say to his wife, Mary, to keep her from leaving him, and he doesn’t recognize the deep feelings that his lab assistant, Emma, has for him.  Is love a universal language or just a well-intentioned dream that leaves us all at a loss for words? Suggested for ages 12 and up.

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Peter Pan

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wis.

$13-$25
Call 715.386.8409
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Presented by The Phipps Children's Theater
  • Musical
  • Kids

“Peter Pan,” adapted for the stage by Timothy Mason with music by Hiram Titus, based on the story by J.M. Barry, will be performed by The Phipps Children’s Theater February 10-26 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis.

The magic begins when “the boy who never grows up” flies through the Darlings’ nursery window in search of his lost shadow. Accompanied by his feisty sidekick, Tinker Bell, Peter teaches Wendy, John, and Michael to fly. Soon they’re off to the “second star to the right” and straight ahead to Neverland. Before they know it, they’re battling with swashbuckling pirates, led by Peter’s archenemy, Captain Hook -- whose time is nearly up against a tick-tocking crocodile.

Director John H. Potter, music director Alicia Naughton, and choreographer Christina Leines have staged “Shrek Jr.,” “Aladdin Jr.,” and “Alice in Wonderland” for The Phipps Children’s Theater. Aaron Preusse is the fight director and ZFX will create the flying effects.

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3 pm

Create A Play On The Bus

3:00 pm
Runs 30 minutes

  • Closing night

Art Shanty Projects' Vehicle of Expression
White Bear Lake County Park, 5050 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Free and open to the public

Presented by The Art Shanty Project's Vehicle of Expression
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

The whole Art Shanty Project experience is itself a performance, but within the Art Shanty community there is a play where the audience dictates the order and content of the performance. The audience can also perform each scene themselves or hand them off to our Actors On Call - Mike Hentges and David Schlosser. Scripts were written for the bus by Charles Campbell (Skewed Visions), Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney (the duo collectively known as Fire Drill), and Matthew A. Everett.

The Vehicle of Expression is an Art Shanty that’s actually a bus, devoted to the art of the written word - the brainchild of Valerie Borey. Every weekend, starting Sunday, February 5th, there are two performances a day for Create A Play On The Bus (3pm and 3:30pm), each Saturday and Sunday for the rest of the month. Earlier in the day on the Vehicle of Expression there are other writing experiences - poetry, prose, readings of all kinds - other artists involved in running the shanty are Christine Jaspers, Jaymee Kjelland, and Elizabeth Snowden.  We close the day with a play.

The audience are the sixteen passengers on the bus. In front of each passenger is a scene in a colorful numbered envelope. The bus driver/master of ceremonies asks a passenger to pick a number. The two passengers with that numbered envelope sitting in front of them pull out their scene.  They can choose to read it themselves or hand it off to the actors on call. Once the scene is done, another passenger is asked to pick a number, and another scene is read.  Once this happens five or six times, the performance is complete.  The passengers disembark, new scenes are placed in the envelopes, new passengers arrive, and the play creation begins anew.

Like the community of 20 Art Shanties out on the frozen White Bear Lake, all performances of Create A Play On The Bus are free and open to the public.  The Art Shanties are open 10am to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday in the month of February.  Come look around, then finish off your stay with a little play.

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Create A Play On The Bus

3:30 pm
Runs 30 minutes

  • Closing night

Art Shanty Projects' Vehicle of Expression
White Bear Lake County Park, 5050 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Free and open to the public

Presented by The Art Shanty Project's Vehicle of Expression
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

The whole Art Shanty Project experience is itself a performance, but within the Art Shanty community there is a play where the audience dictates the order and content of the performance. The audience can also perform each scene themselves or hand them off to our Actors On Call - Mike Hentges and David Schlosser. Scripts were written for the bus by Charles Campbell (Skewed Visions), Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney (the duo collectively known as Fire Drill), and Matthew A. Everett.

The Vehicle of Expression is an Art Shanty that’s actually a bus, devoted to the art of the written word - the brainchild of Valerie Borey. Every weekend, starting Sunday, February 5th, there are two performances a day for Create A Play On The Bus (3pm and 3:30pm), each Saturday and Sunday for the rest of the month. Earlier in the day on the Vehicle of Expression there are other writing experiences - poetry, prose, readings of all kinds - other artists involved in running the shanty are Christine Jaspers, Jaymee Kjelland, and Elizabeth Snowden.  We close the day with a play.

The audience are the sixteen passengers on the bus. In front of each passenger is a scene in a colorful numbered envelope. The bus driver/master of ceremonies asks a passenger to pick a number. The two passengers with that numbered envelope sitting in front of them pull out their scene.  They can choose to read it themselves or hand it off to the actors on call. Once the scene is done, another passenger is asked to pick a number, and another scene is read.  Once this happens five or six times, the performance is complete.  The passengers disembark, new scenes are placed in the envelopes, new passengers arrive, and the play creation begins anew.

Like the community of 20 Art Shanties out on the frozen White Bear Lake, all performances of Create A Play On The Bus are free and open to the public.  The Art Shanties are open 10am to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday in the month of February.  Come look around, then finish off your stay with a little play.

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4 pm

Fiddler on the Roof at Open Book

4:00 pm
Runs 145 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$10 - $30
Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Musical

A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band!

Directed by Michelle Hensley

Featuring Steven Epp as Tevye and Joy Dolo, Tyson Forbes, Sheena Janson, Elise Langer, Thomasina Petrus, Kory LaQuess Pullam, Eric Sharp and Dennis Spears

Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30pm.  Sunday shows at 4pm.

We are also at Augsburg College, Feb 16-19 and MN Opera Center Mar 9-12.

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5 pm

Dr. Seuss'sThe Sneetches The Musical

5:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Best enjoyed by everyone
Based on the book The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
Produced by permission of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
Book and Lyrics by Philip Dawkins 
Music by David Mallamud 
Directed by Peter C. Brosius 
Choreographed Michael Matthew Ferrell 

ASL/AD: March 17 at 7PM
ASL Only: March 19 at 5PM
Sensory Friendly: March 24 at 7PM

On Sneetch Beach, there’s a line in the sand—Star Bellies on one side, Plain Bellies on the other.  That’s the way it is, was, and will be.  At least until the sneaky and greedy Sylvester Monkey McBean comes to town with his Star On machine.  Suddenly, the difference between the haves and the have nots—those with stars and those without—isn’t so clear. What will the Sneetches do now? In this rousing and inventive musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss's powerful parable about the surface things that divide us, it will take a courageous friendship between an unlikely pair of Sneetches to find the answers. 

This work is supported by a Theatre Commissioning and Production Initiative grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. 

This production was commissioned, developed, and originally produced through Children’s Theatre Company’s Threshold new play development lab in Minneapolis, MN.

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7 pm

Anna in the Tropics

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408

$35-$45
Call (612) 822-7063
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Jungle Theater
  • Drama

FEBRUARY 11 - MARCH 12
Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m.

(Previews Feb. 8-10, 7:30 p.m.)

by Nilo Cruz
directed by Larissa Kokernot
featuring Adlyn Carreras, Cristina Florencia Castro, Juan Rivera Lebron, Nora Montañez, Rich Remedios, Al Clemente Saks, and Dario Tangelson

Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Florida, 1929: a Cuban-American family eagerly awaits the arrival of a new lector to read aloud to their cigar factory workers. When he introduces them to the classic Anna Karenina, a hot and humid Tampa factory starts to mirror the scandalous Russian aristocracy of Tolstoy’s classic. Love, revenge, passion, and tragedy abound in this award-winning drama.

[CRUZ] HAS TURNED OUT MANY WONDERFUL PLAYS — BUT NONE MORE SHIMMERINGLY BEAUTIFUL.

— Miami Herald

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