Monday, August 7, 2017

5 pm

Mine/Field

5:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

Ritz Mainstage
345 14th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN

Day passes starting at $16!
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Presented by Glade Dance Collective
  • Dance

Privacy. Convenience. Security. Which will you give up? When does the private become public? Dancers solicit data from the audience to explore secrecy, identity, and trust in the internet age.

Collectively choreographed by the D.C.-based company, Mine/Field features "exquisite geometry" (DC Metro Theater Arts) and is a "breath of fresh air on an often stale topic" (DC Theatre Scene). 

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Part of Minnesota Fringe Festival, August 3-13, 2017
Day passes starting at $16!
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7 pm

Serpentine

7:00 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Strike Theater
824 18th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN

Festival day passes are $16 on weekdays, $22 on weekends.
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Presented by Maximum Verbosity
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

"Copulation of serpents determined my destiny. Boyish, unmanly, I ventured, adventured my way into forests primeval; glanced down in the dirt, in the dirt-trodden path, where I witnessed the scaly sinews of snakes intertwining in love..."

from "Serpentine"

A new expressionistic verse tragedy, in which a young boy slaughters a pair of copulating snakes, and is cursed to spend his life as a double-gendered voyeur -- a prophet, both male and female, whose visions of the future are ridiculed by their subjects.

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Thor: Jurassic Park

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Day passes start at $16
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Presented by Access World Productions
  • Comedy

Hawkeye has come out of the closet and taken a job at Jurassic Park. After a tragic accident, he asks Thor and his Avenger buddies to endorse the park as safe. Hilarity ensues as the T-Rex and raptors escape.

For ages 12 +. 

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Wellstone: A Minnesotan Musical

7:00 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Rarig Center - Thrust
330 21st Ave S Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Presented by Albino Squirrel
  • Drama
  • Musical

Presented as a part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival. 

United States Senator from Minnesota, Paul Wellstone is in for the fight of his life. Eleven years after his first election in 1990, where he promised he would only serve two terms in office, the country's political landscape is shocked by the events of 9/11, and the various political establishments seek to politicize the event for their own gains. Complicating matters is his increasingly distant relationship with his wife and family, battling not only his brother's mental illness but his own physical illness, and insecurities over his legacy and contributions to the world.

Join us for a musical retrospective in the style of RENT, Hamilton and Next to Normal, reflecting on the life and times of Paul, often referred to as the "conscience of the Senate" for his steadfast belief in honesty, hope and fairness for all. Featuring five original musical numbers from the team that brought you "A Mariokart Named Desire," Fringe Festival's Audience Choice winner of 2016 for Strike Theatre, and one-half of the team that brought you "Pocahontas (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mouse)," chosen for Freshwater Theatre's fourth annual Fringe Festival remount in 2015. 

DISCLAIMER: This play is a fictionalized account of the life of Paul Wellstone. While great care has been given to ensure respect towards Paul and his family, some artistic license has been taken with the events and people portrayed in the show.

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Swoopstake

7:00 pm
Runs 50 minutes

HUGE Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by (lumin)theater lab
  • Comedy

What could go wrong when Hamlet castmates discover that Ophelia is still under the spell of a stage hypnotist she saw last night? Betrayal of trust? Sexual opportunism? Criminal activity?

Swoopstake premieres at the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

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Underneath the Lintel

The Playwrights' Center
2301 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

$15 for Single Tickets or $30 for a Three-Show Pass (Please call for the Pass)
Call 612-339-3003
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Presented by Theater Latté Da
  • Musical

By Glen Berger
Music by Frank London

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Dan Chouinard

A Dutch librarian embarks on a quest to find out who anonymously returned a library book; a travel guide that is 113 years overdue. A clue scribbled in the margin of the book and an unclaimed dry-cleaning ticket then take her on a mysterious adventure that spans the globe and the ages. The librarian, who has never left her native town of Hoofdrop, grows determined to track down the offender. As she travels around the world on her obsessive search, she finds herself on a journey that not only unlocks ancient mysteries, but also moves her to new revelations about her place in the universe. Glen Berger's celebrated play is reimagined with original music by Frank London.

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The Elephant Man

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$35
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama

Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” In 19th-century England, John Merrick is born with a genetic condition that leaves him horribly disfigured. First viewed as a carnival sideshow freak, he is ultimately embraced by the highest levels of English society. As Merrick struggles to understand what it means to be human, he imparts on others a lesson about dignity and ultimately proves that true beauty lies in the eye – and the soul – of the beholder.

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The Elephant Man

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama

Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” In 19th-century England, John Merrick is born with a genetic condition that leaves him horribly disfigured. First viewed as a carnival sideshow freak, he is ultimately embraced by the highest levels of English society. As Merrick struggles to understand what it means to be human, he imparts on others a lesson about dignity and ultimately proves that true beauty lies in the eye – and the soul – of the beholder.

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8 pm

Subpar Heroes

8:30 pm
Runs 50 minutes

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

Day passes start at $16
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Presented by Renegade Theater Company
  • Comedy

When a passing comet lightly irradiates some donuts, a group of friends gain trivial, insignificant powers. As evolution takes a tiny, pointless leap forward, these heroes will rise up to save their town.

Presented as part of the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

 

 

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Spec

8:30 pm
Runs 55 minutes

Mixed Blood
1501 S 4th St., Mpls, MN

Fringe day passes $16 weekdays, $22 weekends

Presented by Ben San Del Presents
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

Stoner robots, suicidal ghosts, and disapproving gargoyles—a four-time Fringe encore winner performs original stories on these and other near-future/supernatural speculations.

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