Sunday, April 30, 2017

1 pm

When We Dead Awaken

1:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama

Sculptor Arnold Rubek has it all: fame, fortune, a beautiful young wife. Yet his work has descended into mediocrity, and his life has sunk into a pit of boredom. A chance encounter with his muse—the model for his masterpiece and the only woman he ever loved—ignites in him the passions he has long stifled. Art and life play out their conflict as Rubek searches for the man he once was, the artist his muse once inspired. Subtitled "A Dramatic Epilogue," Ibsen's final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by Minnesota playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. 

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2 pm

Candy Box

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 South Washington Avenue Minneapolis, MN

$12-$24 for FULL DAY of performances.
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Presented by ARENA DANCES and The Southern Theater's ARTshare program
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is pleased to present Candy Box, an eclectic gathering of performances, workshops and public showings alongside ARENA’s full evening work, Picturing That Day, with some of Janczewski’s favorite dance makers.

FEATURED ARTISTS

ARENA DANCES     Robin Stiehm’s Dancing People Co.          SuperGroup

April 28-May 5 | Tuesday – Friday 7pm & 8:30pm 

April 29 and May 6 | Saturday 2pm, 3:30pm and 7pm, 8:30pm 

(ASL Interpretation Saturday April 29- 2pm, 3:30pm and 7pm shows)

April 30 | Sunday 2pm and 3:30pm

 

TICKETS $20 in advance for full day of performances ($24 at the door).

Students and Seniors $12 with ID.

ARTshare Members FREE (workshops additional)

www.southerntheater.org

 

HAPPY HOUR ARTISTS Work-in-progress showings 5:00 PM

Tamara Ober (4/27), Herb Johnson III (4/28), Jenson Dance (5/2), Kaleena Miller Dance (5/3), Erin Drummond & Sharon Picasso (5/4), Leslie Parker & Gabriel Mata (5/5).

SUGGESTED DONATION ENTRY

With ARENA’s 20 year history, I feel it is my duty to commit myself to developing and sharing the immense talent of the Twin Cities dance community. Making dance is a great labor of love. Sharing the work of other artists with ARENA audiences, extends the support of the dance community to the next generation of talented dance makers and connects us all to a wider audience.

 “ Mathew Janczewski’s choreography is beloved for its elegant construction, formal intelligence, and lush grace. In the most classical sense, his work is beautiful. “ – Star Tribune

All details @ arena-dances.org

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A Year with Frog and Toad

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

A Year with Frog and Toad
Best enjoyed by everyone
Based on Arnold Lobel’s Newbery and Caldecott Honor Books
Music by Robert Reale
Lyrics and book by Willie Reale
Original Direction by David Petrarca
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Choreography by Daniel Pelzig 

ASL/AD: June 2 at 7PM
ASL Only: June 4 at 5PM
Sensory Friendly: June 16 at 7PM

Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons. The amphibian odd couple celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them the best-est of friends while joined by a colorful cast of birds, mice, turtles, and that slo-o-ow snail with the mail. Nominated for three Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this unforgettable and tuneful musical is back on our stage after almost a decade! Don’t miss this exuberant story based on the treasured books by Arnold Lobel in a musical that soars like a kite and blossoms like spring. 

This production was commissioned and created by Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, MN.

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Happy Days

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave. White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$20-$25
Call 651-429-5674
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Happy Days, A New Musical

Heyyyyy! Happy Days are here again!

APRIL 20 – MAY 14, 2017

Directed by Justin Cervantes

A musical by Garry Marshall and Paul Williams based on the hit television series, Happy Days brings you back to 1959 Milwaukee complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin’ fun!

If you like “Grease” you will love “Happy Days!”
—New York Daily News

Tickets: $25 Regular / $23 Senior / $20 Student

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Hot Flashes

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Discovery Auditorium
214 First Ave. NE Buffalo MN 55313

$8-$15
Call (612) 404-0228
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Presented by Buffalo Community Theater
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

Delighting audiences of all genders throughout the United States and abroad Hot Flashes is a hilarious collection of sketches about the unique challenges and comical adventures of menopause.

The material ranges from funny and insightful, wildly hilarious and poignant to broadly comic and poetic.  It breaks new ground in presenting issues about menopause and aging which were once taboo, and also provides the fun of well-crafted scenes.  Full of heart and humor.

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Festival Theatre Presents The Real Inspector Hound

2:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

St. Croix Festival Theatre
Franklin Square Black Box, 125 N. Washington St., St. Croix Falls, WI

$13.50-$26
Call 715-483-3387
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Presented by Festival Theatre
  • Comedy

Featuring wonderful cast of professional and community actors, The Real Inspector Hound is a hilarious spoof of the mystery genre. Written as a satire of Agatha Christie's famous and much-produced play The Mousetrap, Hound follows two theatre critics as they get swept up in the action of a classic whodunnit with murderous consequences...and plenty of laughs! Directed by Rachel Kuhnle.

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Lone Star Spirits

2:00 pm
Runs 90 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
  • Comedy

by Josh Tobiessen
directed by Sarah Rasmussen
featuring Terry Hempleman, John Catron, Christian Bardin, Nate Cheeseman, and Thallis Santesteban

APRIL 8 - MAY 7

Previews April 5-7

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m.

New York Times Critics' Pick

When Marley brings her new fiancé to her childhood home in small-town Texas, she finds herself stranded in the past. Hoping for a quick visit to her estranged father’s liquor store, she’s soon forced to deal with her football hero ex-boyfriend, a single mom insistent on a girls' night out, and the ghost of the town’s bear-wrestling pioneer founder.

 

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Candy Box

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The Southern Theater
The Southern Theater 1420 S. Washington Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454

$0-$24
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by ARENA Dances
  • Dance

Candy Box, presented by Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is an eclectic gathering of performances, workshops and public showings with some of Janczewski’s favorite dance makers, alongside ARENA’s full-evening work, Picturing That Day.

"With ARENA’s 20-year history, I feel it is my duty to commit myself to developing and sharing the immense talent of the Twin Cities dance community. Making dance is a great labor of love. Sharing the work of other artists with ARENA audiences, extends the support of the dance community to the next generation of talented dance makers and connects us all. During ARENA’s ARTshare residency, ARENA is proud to present the works of SuperGroup, and Robin Stiehm’s Dancing People Company." Mathew Janczewski, ARENA Dances artistic director.

ARENA DANCES will perform Picturing That Day, an unassuming quintet that is a sensory experience inspired by cruise ship entertainment, with artwork of Jim Hodges, and the music of George Gershwin and Irving Berlin.

“Mathew Janczewski’s choreography is beloved for its elegant construction, formal intelligence, and lush grace. In the most classical sense, his work is beautiful.” – Star Tribune

Robin Stiehm’s Dancing People Company will be performing four dances which are a small representation of the many pieces Robin has created in almost 30 years of choreographing. The common thread through these four pieces is a yearning, or perhaps a struggle, through which the dancers find a resolve and a greater connection to each other. Illustrating the beauty and poignancy of human connection has always been a driving force in Robin’s work. Her language embraces clear structure and utilizes a rare musicality. Join Robin Stiehm in a special workshop class on Tuesday, May 2 from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

(untitled) expands SuperGroup’s research into duplicitous action. Combining a simple, clear movement structure with an absurd, realistic living room drama, SuperGroup asks how we keep being with each other and how we make meaning in the in-between spaces: between body and words, between present and future, between cognitive and somatic, between us and you and us and us and you and you. Join SuperGroup for a workshop on Wednesday, May 3 from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

General Admission: $20 in advance ($24 at the door)
Student (with ID): $12
ARTshare Members:  FREE

Bundle Pricing: buy a bundle and get 2 tickets for the price of one (2:00 PM AND 3:30 PM or 7:00 PM AND 8:30 PM)
TUESDAY ONLY (5/2 ONLY): Pick Your Price $5; $10; $15; $20; $24

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Sweet Land The Musical

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

$15-$52
Call 6512924323
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Presented by History Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Book by Perrin Post
Lyrics & Book by Laurie Flanigan-Hegge
Music by Dina Maccabee
From the film Sweet Land by Ali Selim and the short story “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” by Will Weaver
Directed by Perrin Post
Choreography by Joe Chvala
Musical Arrangements by Robert Elhai
Musical Direction by Jason Hansen

April 29–May 28, 2017

A poignant, lyrical celebration of land, love, and the American immigrant experience.

1920. Inge Altenberg journeys to America to marry a bachelor farmer, sight unseen. But in the wake of WWI, Inge’s German heritage turns her new neighbors against the match. Under cathedral skies, the determined young immigrant and her stoic farmer fight for their lives, facing their own misgivings and the harshness of an unforgiving land. A lyrical celebration of hard-won independence and a reflection of generations past, Sweet Land reminds us of who we are - and where we came from.

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GIRL Shakes Loose

2:00 pm

Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

$40
Call 651.224.3180
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Presented by Penumbra Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Zakiyyah Alexander and Imani Uzuri’s
GIRL SHAKES LOOSE
Directed by May Adrales

Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules, finishing college and then graduate school. She is perfectly poised for success, but something is in her way. Floundering in love, life, and career, GIRL goes on a journey to discover what she’s missing, but wherever she goes, there she is. Eventually, GIRL learns that what she’s seeking is herself: powerful, grounded, and so much stronger than she thought. A groundbreaking new musical by Zakiyyah Alexander and Imani Uzuri, GIRL Shakes Loose is the soulful story of one woman’s search for herself. Featuring the lush poetry of Sonia Sanchez and a stirring original score, you won’t want to miss this world premiere. Brimming with hope, humor, and headstrong passion, you’ll cheer GIRL on, remembering your own journey along the way.

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The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

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

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

Four Watsons: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning “Jeopardy” champ; amiable techno-dweeb just looking for love. This brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute is dedicated to the people – and machines – upon which we depend. An area premiere by Madeleine George, this 2014 Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama is directed by Leah Cooper.

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110 In The Shade

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Theatre In The Round
245 Cedar Avenue Minneapolis MN 55454-1054

Presented by Theatre In The Round
  • Musical

This simple, poignant musicalfeatures a lively score from the creators of The Fantasticks. Lizzie Curry struggles alongside her father and brothers to keep their cattle ranch going in the drought-stricken southwest in the 1930s. Then Bill Starbuck strides into town, promising to bring rain, and turns the town - and Lizzie's world - upside down.

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Vietgone

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St Minneapolis, MN 55454

$0-$25
Call 612-338-6131
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Presented by Mixed Blood Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen’s sexy and hilarious VIETGONE!

A brilliant mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop.

Mixed Blood Theatre is proud to announce the final show in its 2016/2017 Season, VIETGONE. In VIETGONE, award winning pioneer of “geek theater” Qui Nguyen brilliantly chronicles the love story of his parents meeting in an Arkansas refugee center after fleeing Vietnam during the fall of Saigon in 1975. The playwright’s journey to understand his parents’ immigrant love story in the wake of war and loss is marked by wit, unrepeatable curses, and a comic book sensibility that ultimately packs an unexpected emotional punch. It’s is a buddy story, a proto-feminist tale, an all-American romance, and a motorcycle road trip adventure that 40 years later revisits how we think about the Vietnam War and its heroes and victims.

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Happy Days

2:00 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Avenue White Bear Lake, MN 55110-2837

$14 - $25
Call 651-429-5674
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Presented by Lakeshore Players
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Happy Days is set to take the stage at Lakeshore Players starting April 20th. This delightful musical, based on the hugely popular TV series and written by series creator Garry Marshall, re-introduces us to that wonderful cast of characters, Richie Cunningham and his family (Howard, Marion and Joanie), Potsy, Ralph Malph, Chachi, Pinky Tuscadero, and , of course, Fonzie.

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Stone Soup

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Stone Soup

Apr 21 – May 21, 2017  •  ALL AGES  •  World Premiere

Script & Lyrics by Jeannine Coulombe, Music & Lyrics by Michael Gruber

An original musical adaptation based on the European folktale.

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Stone Soup - Apr 21 - May 21, 2017

 

The classic folktale of the feared strangers who inspire a whole community through the use of one little stone charms its way onto our main stage this spring in a world premiere musical. When war-weary foreigners arrive in the village square, fear and suspicion reign. But as the outsiders start to make soup out of a stone, each of the locals is prompted to contribute to the ever-growing, communal meal. Come share this ageless story with us as it serves up a delightfully poignant reminder that community is built one ingredient at a time.

MUSICAL   |   RUNNING TIME: TBA

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

  • Sunday, April 23 at 2 pm – Pay What You Can performance
  • Saturday, April 29 at 1 pm Captioned performance
  • Saturday, May 6 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
  • Wednesday, May 10 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
  • Saturday, May 13 at 1 pm – ASL & Audio Described performance

 

This production is sponsored byStages Theatre Company's 2017/2018 Season Sponsor JERRY'S FOODS

Illustrations © 1998 by Susan Gaber. Published 1998 by August House LittleFolk. Used by permission of August House LittleFolk. All rights reserved.

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In an effort to build a feast for the whole community, we invite you to bring a non-perishable food or non food item for our community to the performance of Stone Soup you are attending.

 

All donations will be collected in the theatre during the performance. In addition, monetary donations for ICA can be made at the Box Office.

ALL DONATIONS BENEFIT OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED THROUGH ICA FOOD SHELF! ICA Food Shelf provides food, job coach support, and resources to our neighbords in need in Hopkins, Excelsior, Minnetonka, Deephaven, Greenwood, Shorewood and Woodland.

FOOD & NON-FOOD ITEMS NEEDED

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Beauty and the Beast

2:00 pm

St Matthew Lutheran Church
4101 Washington Ave NE Columbia Heights, MN 55421

$10-$20 (with dinner)
Call 763-788-9427

Presented by St Matthew Lutheran Church
  • Musical
  • Kids

A tale as old as time, come see this Disney classic brought to life on stage as Belle the girl who wants so much more than her provincial life journeys to the Beast's castle to find her father and comes to find that beauty is found within.  Featuring the beloved movie songs like "Belle," "Be Our Guest," "Gaston," "Something There," "Beauty and the Beast," and also wonderful new songs written for the Broadway production "Home," "If I Can't Love Her," "Me," and "Change in Me," and more!

Bring the whole family, and escape into the magic! 

Call 763-788-9427 or email [email protected] for tickets

Saturday performances have a dinner/show combo for $20 call/email for more details

Featuring

Anissa Lubbers: Belle

James Ehlenz: Beast

Anthony Tallarico: Gaston

Aaron Lapacz: Lumiere

Gary Peterson: Cogsworth

Marsha Chizek: Mrs Potts

Ben Hugo: Lefou

David Chizek: Maurice

Anna Peterson: Babette

Teresa Bolwerk: Madame Grande De La Bouche

Helena Lubbers: Chip

Robert Bolwerk: Monsieur D'Arque

Cecilia Hanson: Silly Girl

Christine Pietz: Silly Girl

Erin Blasé: Silly Girl

Vanessa Horrocks Powers: Director

Renee Chizek: Assistant Director

Carol Blasé: Music Director

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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids

Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo.

 

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The super-hero squirrel, Ulysses and the self-proclaimed cynic Flora Belle Buckman land in our Hopkins Jaycees Studio this spring in an inspiring story of being born anew. When Flora saves Ulysses after he is sucked up through a vacuum cleaner, neither could predict the changes that will ensue. This eccentric, endearing saga about the possibilities of hope and the promises of a capacious heart is a world premiere adaptation based on the #1 New York Times best-selling author, Kate DiCamillo’s 2014 Newbery Medal winner.

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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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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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Savannah Sipping Society

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ole Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior MN

$25-$35
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique single Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends

Wednesday 1:30p; Thu-Sun 7:30p; 

 

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One Man, Two Guvnors

2:00 pm
Runs 165 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 5th Ave SE Osseo, MN 55369

$20-$25
Call 763-493-8733
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  • Comedy

Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique laugh-out-loud mix of satire, schtick and stupendous physical comedy. In the heart of 1960's England, charming and doltish Francis, fired from his pop band, unexpectedly finds himself with two new jobs and two new bosses, who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. Mistaken identities, outrageous farce, love triangles and inspired lunacy enusue! This splendidly silly new play has been hailed as "comic perfection!" Featuring Four Humor's Jason Ballweber (a.k.a. "Ham" from A Hunting Shack Christmas)!

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Edison High School Auditorium
700 22nd Avenue NE Minneapolis, MN 55412

$15-$20
Call 612-724-8373

Presented by Morris Park Players
  • Musical

The Morris Park Players Presents  

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Lyrics by Tim Rice

Directed by Benjamin Wagner

Music Director Blake Brauer

April 21, 28, May 5 & 6 - 7:30pm 

April 22, 29, 30, May 7 -  2:00pm

 

 

 

 

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"Le Petit Moulin"

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$26-$50
Call 8775087890
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Presented by COLLIDE Theatrical
  • Musical
  • Dance

COLLIDE THEATRICAL PRESENTS:

    LE PETIT MOULIN

April 21-May 7, 2017 at The Ritz Theater

For Tickets: www.collidetheatrical.org

Inspired by the infamous cabaret club, The Moulin Rouge, COLLIDE presents an original jazz dance musical, Le Petit Moulin April 20-May 7 at The Ritz Theater.

At the tail end of WW1 the Parisian nightclub, Le Petit Moulin is struggling to stay afloat. Join us in the journey of two sisters and a remarkable group of women as their passion for dance and fight for survival sparks the birth of one of the most famous cabaret clubs in history. Featuring bold choreography and incredible talent, Le Petit Moulin fuses dance, theater and live music into an unforgettable experience.  Our family-friendly production features ten professional dancers, two vocalists, and a live band playing familiar pop hits and classic favorites in a jazz dance musical like you’ve never seen before.

Starring Andrea Mislan (International Tour of “Chicago”, Cirque Du Soleil), Heather Brockman (Ballet of the Dolls), Michael Hanna (The Guthrie Theater) and Katie Gearty (Lead vocalist H&B), with choreography by Regina Peluso, direction by Joshua Campbell, music direction and arrangements by Doug Rohde.

Admission:                           $50 VIP, $34.00 General Admission, $26.00 Student/Seniors.

Performances Times:        Thurs, Fri, Sat 7:30 and Sat & Sun 2pm.

Dates:                                     April 20-24, April 27-30 and May 4-7 2017.

Location:                               The Ritz Theater-345 13th Ave NE Mpls 55413

Full Cast:                               Rebecca Abroe, Heather Brockman, Katie Gearty, Michael Hanna, Mackenzie Lewis, Jennifer Mack, Cameron Melincke, Andrea Mislan, Sean O’Hea, Nicole Riebe, Doug Rohde, Dave Selner, Nicole Zwolski.

Photos:                                  Dan Norman, featuring Andrea Mislan

Tickets:                                 Visit www.collidetheatrical.org or call 877-508-7890.

 

COLLIDE Theatrical is a non-profit dance company who’s mission is to create original, Broadway-style jazz dance musicals in an effort to engage, entertain, and inspire audiences. 

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Seussical

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Frank W. Bridges Theatre
1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912

$16
Call 507-433-0595
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Presented by Riverland Community College Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Seussical lovingly brings our favorite Dr. Seuss characters to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie La Bird, and a little boy with a big imagination: Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Dr. Seuss fans both young and old alike will be entranced by this fantastical, magical musical extravaganza.  Appropriate for all ages.

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Little Orphan Fannie Get Your Gun When yoU're-in-Town

2:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Bethel University Theatre
3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112

$6-$10
Call 651.638.6333
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Presented by Bethel University Theatre Arts Department
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Written and directed by Brent Adams.

In Little Orph’n Fannie Get Your Gun When You’re-in-Town, curly-haired Annie the orphan—now older and carrying a six-shooter to perform in Bison Bob’s Wild West Show and Gun Emporium—is still trying to find her parents. Will the local Pistolville Police and others help or stop her in her quest for true happiness? One thing’s sure-shootin’: this musical satire on America’s gun culture is bound to trigger laughter.

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3 pm

Redemption

3:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$12 - $15
Call 612-548-1380
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Presented by nimbus
  • Drama

Offenders. Shawn and Sandra have a little gate cash, an overworked case officer, and the weight of their turbulent pasts. The system says their debt is paid, but the eyes of a daughter, of former friends, of passers by, say the ledger is still in the red.

nimbus’ Mitchell Frazier and Josh Cragun examine the stories of two Twin Cities lives facing the uphill battle of reentry. Of hopes buffeted by written and unwritten rules, haunting memories and rooted resentments, mistakes that continue to ripple outward even after years locked away from society. When the system, the stigmas, and even the good intentions of others conspire to hold them back, what will these “offenders” do to restore their self worth, renew relationships, and find forgiveness in a landscape of fear, mistrust and doubt?

Featuring Ernest Briggs, Ashe Jaafaru, Calli Kunz, William PanKratz, Julie Phillips, Dana Lee Thompson, David Tufford, and Richard D. Woods

Designed by Brent Anderson, Caitlin Hammel, Brian Hesser, David Lewis-Frazier, Jenny Moeller, and Barb Portinga

Saturday, April 29- 8:00 pm Opening Night Gala
Sunday, April 30 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, May 4 - 7:30 pm 
Friday, May 5 - 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 6 - 8:00 pm 
Sunday, May 7 - 3:00 pm 
Monday, May 8 - 7:30 pm Pay-what-you-can
Thursday, May 11 - 7:30 pm 
Friday, May 12 - 8:00 pm 
Saturday, May 13 - 8:00 pm Audio Described
Sunday, May 14 - 3:00 pm

Tickets:
https://nimbustheatre.com/discover/production/redemption

Redemption runs two hours with one intermission

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The Great Divide: Plays for a Broken Nation

3:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Closing night

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S MPLS, MN, 55407

$5 - $25
Call 612-825-0459
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Presented by Pillsbury House Theatre
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is ‘whitelash’ real, or just another piece of ‘fake news’? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by local writers responding to the deeply partisan split on the direction of our country. In polarizing times of national upheaval and civil unrest, how do we deal with competing truths? Where does the election leave us, as individuals, as communities, as a country? The Great Divide is a personal, powerful and visceral response to the partisan animosity that has become our post-election reality.

Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/27105
Facebook Event: http://bit.ly/2mNshdu

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Candy Box

3:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 South Washington Avenue Minneapolis, MN

$12-$24 for FULL DAY of performances.
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Presented by ARENA DANCES and The Southern Theater's ARTshare program
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is pleased to present Candy Box, an eclectic gathering of performances, workshops and public showings alongside ARENA’s full evening work, Picturing That Day, with some of Janczewski’s favorite dance makers.

FEATURED ARTISTS

ARENA DANCES     Robin Stiehm’s Dancing People Co.          SuperGroup

April 28-May 5 | Tuesday – Friday 7pm & 8:30pm 

April 29 and May 6 | Saturday 2pm, 3:30pm and 7pm, 8:30pm 

(ASL Interpretation Saturday April 29- 2pm, 3:30pm and 7pm shows)

April 30 | Sunday 2pm and 3:30pm

 

TICKETS $20 in advance for full day of performances ($24 at the door).

Students and Seniors $12 with ID.

ARTshare Members FREE (workshops additional)

www.southerntheater.org

 

HAPPY HOUR ARTISTS Work-in-progress showings 5:00 PM

Tamara Ober (4/27), Herb Johnson III (4/28), Jenson Dance (5/2), Kaleena Miller Dance (5/3), Erin Drummond & Sharon Picasso (5/4), Leslie Parker & Gabriel Mata (5/5).

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With ARENA’s 20 year history, I feel it is my duty to commit myself to developing and sharing the immense talent of the Twin Cities dance community. Making dance is a great labor of love. Sharing the work of other artists with ARENA audiences, extends the support of the dance community to the next generation of talented dance makers and connects us all to a wider audience.

 “ Mathew Janczewski’s choreography is beloved for its elegant construction, formal intelligence, and lush grace. In the most classical sense, his work is beautiful. “ – Star Tribune

All details @ arena-dances.org

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Candy Box

3:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The Southern Theater
The Southern Theater 1420 S. Washington Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454

$0-$24
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by ARENA Dances
  • Dance

Candy Box, presented by Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is an eclectic gathering of performances, workshops and public showings with some of Janczewski’s favorite dance makers, alongside ARENA’s full-evening work, Picturing That Day.

"With ARENA’s 20-year history, I feel it is my duty to commit myself to developing and sharing the immense talent of the Twin Cities dance community. Making dance is a great labor of love. Sharing the work of other artists with ARENA audiences, extends the support of the dance community to the next generation of talented dance makers and connects us all. During ARENA’s ARTshare residency, ARENA is proud to present the works of SuperGroup, and Robin Stiehm’s Dancing People Company." Mathew Janczewski, ARENA Dances artistic director.

ARENA DANCES will perform Picturing That Day, an unassuming quintet that is a sensory experience inspired by cruise ship entertainment, with artwork of Jim Hodges, and the music of George Gershwin and Irving Berlin.

“Mathew Janczewski’s choreography is beloved for its elegant construction, formal intelligence, and lush grace. In the most classical sense, his work is beautiful.” – Star Tribune

Robin Stiehm’s Dancing People Company will be performing four dances which are a small representation of the many pieces Robin has created in almost 30 years of choreographing. The common thread through these four pieces is a yearning, or perhaps a struggle, through which the dancers find a resolve and a greater connection to each other. Illustrating the beauty and poignancy of human connection has always been a driving force in Robin’s work. Her language embraces clear structure and utilizes a rare musicality. Join Robin Stiehm in a special workshop class on Tuesday, May 2 from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

(untitled) expands SuperGroup’s research into duplicitous action. Combining a simple, clear movement structure with an absurd, realistic living room drama, SuperGroup asks how we keep being with each other and how we make meaning in the in-between spaces: between body and words, between present and future, between cognitive and somatic, between us and you and us and us and you and you. Join SuperGroup for a workshop on Wednesday, May 3 from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

General Admission: $20 in advance ($24 at the door)
Student (with ID): $12
ARTshare Members:  FREE

Bundle Pricing: buy a bundle and get 2 tickets for the price of one (2:00 PM AND 3:30 PM or 7:00 PM AND 8:30 PM)
TUESDAY ONLY (5/2 ONLY): Pick Your Price $5; $10; $15; $20; $24

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4 pm

Stone Soup

4:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Stone Soup

Apr 21 – May 21, 2017  •  ALL AGES  •  World Premiere

Script & Lyrics by Jeannine Coulombe, Music & Lyrics by Michael Gruber

An original musical adaptation based on the European folktale.

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Stone Soup - Apr 21 - May 21, 2017

 

The classic folktale of the feared strangers who inspire a whole community through the use of one little stone charms its way onto our main stage this spring in a world premiere musical. When war-weary foreigners arrive in the village square, fear and suspicion reign. But as the outsiders start to make soup out of a stone, each of the locals is prompted to contribute to the ever-growing, communal meal. Come share this ageless story with us as it serves up a delightfully poignant reminder that community is built one ingredient at a time.

MUSICAL   |   RUNNING TIME: TBA

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

  • Sunday, April 23 at 2 pm – Pay What You Can performance
  • Saturday, April 29 at 1 pm Captioned performance
  • Saturday, May 6 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
  • Wednesday, May 10 at 10 am – Sensory-Friendly performance
  • Saturday, May 13 at 1 pm – ASL & Audio Described performance

 

This production is sponsored byStages Theatre Company's 2017/2018 Season Sponsor JERRY'S FOODS

Illustrations © 1998 by Susan Gaber. Published 1998 by August House LittleFolk. Used by permission of August House LittleFolk. All rights reserved.

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In an effort to build a feast for the whole community, we invite you to bring a non-perishable food or non food item for our community to the performance of Stone Soup you are attending.

 

All donations will be collected in the theatre during the performance. In addition, monetary donations for ICA can be made at the Box Office.

ALL DONATIONS BENEFIT OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED THROUGH ICA FOOD SHELF! ICA Food Shelf provides food, job coach support, and resources to our neighbords in need in Hopkins, Excelsior, Minnetonka, Deephaven, Greenwood, Shorewood and Woodland.

FOOD & NON-FOOD ITEMS NEEDED

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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

4:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet Hopkins,MN 55343

$12-$16
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Kids

Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo.

 

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The super-hero squirrel, Ulysses and the self-proclaimed cynic Flora Belle Buckman land in our Hopkins Jaycees Studio this spring in an inspiring story of being born anew. When Flora saves Ulysses after he is sucked up through a vacuum cleaner, neither could predict the changes that will ensue. This eccentric, endearing saga about the possibilities of hope and the promises of a capacious heart is a world premiere adaptation based on the #1 New York Times best-selling author, Kate DiCamillo’s 2014 Newbery Medal winner.

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5 pm

A Year with Frog and Toad

5:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

A Year with Frog and Toad
Best enjoyed by everyone
Based on Arnold Lobel’s Newbery and Caldecott Honor Books
Music by Robert Reale
Lyrics and book by Willie Reale
Original Direction by David Petrarca
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Choreography by Daniel Pelzig 

ASL/AD: June 2 at 7PM
ASL Only: June 4 at 5PM
Sensory Friendly: June 16 at 7PM

Waking from hibernation in the spring, the perky Frog and the worrywart Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons through four, fun-filled seasons. The amphibian odd couple celebrate and rejoice in their differences that make them the best-est of friends while joined by a colorful cast of birds, mice, turtles, and that slo-o-ow snail with the mail. Nominated for three Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this unforgettable and tuneful musical is back on our stage after almost a decade! Don’t miss this exuberant story based on the treasured books by Arnold Lobel in a musical that soars like a kite and blossoms like spring. 

This production was commissioned and created by Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, MN.

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6 pm

Grease

6:30 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$65 - $89
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

After a decade, the #1 best-seller in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ history returns to the Main Stage!

Join Sandy, Danny and the rest of the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies for an affectionate satire of high school life in the 1950's.  Don't miss the unforgettable tunes like: “Summer Nights,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” AND added songs made popular in the beloved film: “Grease (Is The Word),” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One That I Want.”  It’s a high-octane rock ‘n’ roll party packed with explosive energy!

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7 pm

While You Were Out

7:00 pm

  • Closing night

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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Lone Star Spirits

7:30 pm
Runs 90 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
  • Comedy

by Josh Tobiessen
directed by Sarah Rasmussen
featuring Terry Hempleman, John Catron, Christian Bardin, Nate Cheeseman, and Thallis Santesteban

APRIL 8 - MAY 7

Previews April 5-7

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m.

New York Times Critics' Pick

When Marley brings her new fiancé to her childhood home in small-town Texas, she finds herself stranded in the past. Hoping for a quick visit to her estranged father’s liquor store, she’s soon forced to deal with her football hero ex-boyfriend, a single mom insistent on a girls' night out, and the ghost of the town’s bear-wrestling pioneer founder.

 

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8 pm

The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín

8:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Closing night

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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