Monday, April 24, 2017

7 pm

While You Were Out

Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St Mpls, MN 55403

PWYC - $25
Call 612-870-0309
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Presented by Red Eye Theater
  • Drama

Conceived by Andrew Dolan & Hayley Finn | Written by Hayley Finn

Here’s your chance to get inside the head of a character like you’ve never experienced before! Two simultaneous stories. One stage. 70 sets of headphones. A play about loss, family secrets and the things you can’t control.

WHILE YOU WERE OUT follows a woman who lost her mother at a young age as she figures out how to cope with her mother’s absence, stay connected to her past, and carve her own path.

Twenty years after her mother’s death, Bea hungers for more information about the woman her mother was from the adults who knew her best, but her dad’s gift to Bea of her mother’s journal presents the possibility of finding out more about her mom than she bargained for. Fast-forward 30 years, Bea finds sharp-edged memories of her mother harder to conjure, but still feels her mother’s presence in unexpected ways. 

The audience, divided into two groups, hears one or the other of the stories through a personal headset, picking up clues about the concurrent tale along the way as the two stories overlap and intersect. This is the second headset-drama created by Hayley and Andrew, who first experimented with the form in PRIVATE PARTY, developed as part of Red Eye's 2015 new works festival.

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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: http://t2p2.net/videos/

 

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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Prometheus Bound

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

Aechylus’ Prometheus Bound

Translated By Bryan Doerries

Directed by Denzel Belin

The play tells the story of how Prometheus came to be incarcerated, and how — through continued disobedience — he becomes the most iconic prisoner of all time.

The word marturos in ancient Greek means “witness.” A martyr is a witness. Prometheus was a god who broke the law. For this crime, he was locked away in solitary confinement, a punishment to which the United States is currently consigning approximately twenty-five thousand of the more than two million American citizens who now live behind bars, one of the few first-world countries still deploying this outmoded, dehumanizing punishment for long durations and on such a large scale. It’s as if Aeschylus, too, was saying: This is how it works.

Prometheus Bound is the story of how martyrs are made.

Cast:

Shahd Elkhier as Prometheus
Damon C Mentzer as Oceanus
Emily Rose Duea as Io
Janay D. Henry as Hephaetus
Missy Watson as Kratos
Yvonne Freese as Bia
Ronald R Giroux as Hermes
Fernanda Badeo and Kendra Yarke as Chorus
Director: Denzel Belin
Assistant Director: Ashley Hovell
Stage Manager: Martin Sheeks

 

 

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The Secret Garden

Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431

$12 - $41
Call 952-563-8575
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Presented by Artistry
  • Drama
  • Musical

April 15 - May 14, 2017

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon

Directed by Lisa Channer

"A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the best surprise is that this show is the most adult new musical of the season." – USA Today

Based on the beloved children's book, The Secret Garden is a musical telling of a classic Victorian story. Eleven year-old orphan Mary Lennox is taken to live at the estate of her reclusive uncle Archibald. A deep melancholy pervades the house and its overgrown grounds, but Mary's youthful spirit leads her to find beauty and joy in the place. An enthralling show for adults and a perfect introduction to "grown-up" theater for children, The Secret Garden is a story of spring, renewal, and the happiness a young girl can nurture when she is determined to make things grow.

Cast:
Ben Johnson - Archibald Craven 
Jennifer Eckes - Lily 
Taras Wybaczynsky, Jr. - Neville Craven 
Caitlyn Carroll - Mary 
Kate Regan - Mary Understudy 
Gavin Nienaber - Colin 
David Beukema - Ben 
Gracie Anderson - Martha 
Seth Tychon - Dickon 
Diana Wilde - Mrs. Medlock 
Deidre Cochran - Ayah / Chorus 
Kelly Matthews - Chorus / Claire Holmes 
Hazen Markoe - Chorus/ Lieutenant Wright / Major Shelly 
Corey de Danann - Chorus / Mrs. Shelly 
Eric Sargent - Chorus / Albert 
Siri Hammond - Chorus / Rose 
Daniel Vinitsky - Chorus / Major Holmes 
TBA - Chorus / Fakir 
Cassandra Utt - Alice / Mrs. Winthrop

Fast Facts:

Runs Saturday, April 15th through Sunday, May 14th 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 The Secret Garden on Friday, April 14th at 7:30pm and a **Pay What You Can performance on Monday, April 24th at 7:30pm.

*Ticketed Preview (Friday, April 14th): 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. Schneider Theater tickets cost $12. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.

**Pay What You Can (Monday, April 24th): 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. 

Talk Back with cast and crew after the performance on Sunday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 30th.

Audio Description performance on Sunday, May 7th at 2:00pm.

Sign Language Interpreted performance on Thursday, May 11th at 7:30pm. 

Ticket Info:
Box Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Box Office Phone: 952-563-8575
Adults: $41
Seniors (62+): $36
Next Generations (30 and Under): $12
($3 off Adult & Senior tickets for Wednesday/Thursday performances)

At the Schneider Theater...

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

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8 pm

The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404

$15-$20
Call 651-243-0250
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Presented by Loudmouth Collective
  • Drama

Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s final days. The Testament of Mary provides a stunning glimpse into the heart and mind of a grieving mother as she’s left with the question: was it worth it?

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