Monday, March 13, 2017

5 pm

SAG-AFTRA Happy Hour Mixer

5:00 pm

Presented by SAG-AFTRA Twin Cities
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Join us at our NEW LOCATION!  Every second Monday of the month we're gathering at Bar Louie in Uptown for a happy hour mixer.  As always, Everyone is welcome!  SAG-AFTRA, Equity, pre-union, non-union, "member curious," stage managers, directors, producers, designers, our wonderful tech folks, your beautiful children! Stop by, grab a glass of something and find out about what's going on in town. Or just kick back and hang with your fellow peeps in the biz.

When: Every 2nd Monday of the Month -  5:00 to 7:00

Where: Bar Louie in Uptown 1348 Lagoon Ave. S. Minneapolis, 55408 (behind Lagoon Theater)

Cool swag for anyone attending for the first time!

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7 pm

The Theater of Public Policy

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl

$15/$12 in advance or with a Fringe button
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Danger Boat Productions
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Described as “What could become Minnesota's answer to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert,” The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2 for short) uses improv comedy to reframe hard, thinky stuff.


Using real on-stage conversations with newsmakers and big thinkers, T2P2 makes issues come alive through improv comedy theater. Each night:

  • The show’s host interviews a leading thinker on a big issue
  • Then a team of the Twin Cities’ most talented improvisers use the conversation as inspiration for longform improv comedy
  • In the second-half of the show, the guest answers questions from the audience
  • The show wraps up with more no-holds-barred unscripted comedy


No two performances are the same but the results are always surprise and delight. See a short video about how The Theater of Public Policy works at:


SEASON TICKETS: Make your Mondays smart: get a season pass to secure your seat for the entire run while saving money! Season passes are $70 for all 8 shows. Tickets must be picked up at least 5 minutes before show time or will be released to public. Purchase over the phone only. 

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Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Road St. Paul, MN 55106

Call (651) 772-2253
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Presented by Six Elements Theatre
  • Drama

Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

Written by Steve Schroer

Directed by Philip D. Henry


Accompanied by an implacable Seer, Childe Roland (so called because he is not yet a knight) enters the mystical, blighted land of the Elf King to save his sister, lost to that realm by ancient and impossible rules. Along the way he crosses paths with the residents of that place, and each encounter pulls him closer to his dark destiny and and the fateful climax against the wicked elf king.


Written by Steve Schroer of Hardcover Theater and based on the same material as Stephen King's Dark Tower series, Childe Rowlande to the Dark Tower Came is an exploration of the classic poem by Robert Browning illustrating one man's struggle with true morality.



Friday, March 10th, 7:30pm

Saturday, March 11th, 7:30pm

Monday, March 13th, 7:30pm (pay-what-you-can performance)

Friday, March 17th, 7:30pm (post show discussion)

Saturday, March 18th 7:30pm

Sunday, March 19th, 2:30pm (matinee performance)

Friday, March 24th, 7:30pm

Saturday, March 25th, 7:30pm

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The Red Shoes

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th St.

$12 - $18
Call 612-874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Produced in partnership with Joel Sass’ Oddfellows Collective. Conceived, written, designed and directed by Joel Sass. Featuring performer Kimberly Richardson. Including Noah Sommers Haas(performer and assistant director), Rick Miller(Performer), Ariane Mass(Performer), Sean Healey (sound), Michael Murnane (lighting), and Salima Seale (stage manager).

The Red Shoes takes its title from a classic Hans Christian Anderson story of a young girl and a pair of red shoes, and thrillingly re-imagines it as a retro-urban fairytale.

The heroine of this adventure is more of a mouse than a warrior, hiding in a tiny apartment in the middle of the Big City, fearful of venturing out, or of letting anyone (or anything) in. But she’s not alone.

Eventually a pair of haunted red shoes is delivered to her doorstep, and they propel our heroine 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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Goodbye Cruel World

Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$14-$41, sliding scale
Call 612-234-7135
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Presented by Theatre Pro Rata
  • Comedy

Penniless and jobless, Semyon makes an offhand remark about dying following a marital spat over leftovers. Soon half the town thinks he has announced his intent to end his life. As word spreads, an increasingly ridiculous series of powerbrokers urge him to commit the deed in the name of their own ignoble causes. Based on “The Suicide” by Nikolai Erdman–a satire banned by Stalin on the eve of its premiere and written by a man who would be exiled for writing it–this colloquial adaptation begs us to consider who is the highest bidder when a man has nothing to lose.

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