Wednesday, February 28, 2018

10 am

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

10:00 am
Runs 110 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 VICTORIA ST N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Drama
  • Kids

A full-length drama by Ed Shockley, adapted from the novel by Mildred D. Taylor.

Ten year old Cassie Logan knows a few things about life. She knows that her family is filled with love and strength and that the land they own will help them stand tall. Based on the Newberry-Award winning novel by Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry tells the story of a young girl growing up in 1933 Mississippi, and discovering that the world was not what she expected.

Recommended for grades 3 and up.

Run Time: 110 minutes with intermission

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1 pm

Driving Miss Daisy

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ives Auditorium, Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr, Bloomington, MN 55437

$23-$28
Call 952-948-6506
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Presented by Happy For That Theatre
  • Drama

Set in mid-century Atlanta, the play, Driving Miss Daisy, tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about being forced to rely on a black man to get from one place to the next. Gradually, however, Hoke wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play, the two develop a deep-rooted affection.

This Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece is a delicate depiction of simmering racial tensions, the inevitable passage of time, and the universal experience of aging. Playwright Alfred Uhry creates two outsiders who come to a mutual respect, each one grounded in their staunch independence, unbending strength, and stubborn integrity. In 1988, Driving Miss Daisy won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Best Off-Broadway Play. The play was then produced as a Hollywood movie starring Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman and Dan Akroyd. In 1990, the movie version won 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Makeup. Don’t miss this LIVE performance of a timeless masterpiece with Mary Kay Fortier-Spalding as Daisy, Eric Wood as Hoke, and Dann Peterson as Boolie!

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Indecent

1:00 pm

Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

 

Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s The God of Vengeance – a play that follows a Jewish brothel owner and the lesbian romance between his daughter and a prostitute – Indecent charts the journey of a drama upheld as a groundbreaking piece of Jewish literature by some, and an act of obscenity by others. An ensemble of seven actors and three musicians portrays more than 40 roles to shed light on one of the most fascinating scandals in theater history. 

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7 pm

Seven

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

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

$13
Call 507-433-0595
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Presented by Riverland Theatre
  • Drama

By Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz
Directed by Susan V. Hansen

Seven is a groundbreaking work of documentary theatre that captures the remarkable lives of a diverse and courageous group of women fighting for women's and children's rights around the world. A collaboration by seven award-winning female playwrights, the play is based on personal interviews with seven women who have triumphed over enormous obstacles to bring about major changes in their home countries. In an era when women's rights are at the forefront of our national conversation, Seven is a commanding reminder of the transformative power of women's leadership in our world.
Rated PG-13.

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The Royale

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $28
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama

The Royale
by Marco Ramirez

directed by Austene Van

Yellow Tree Theatre

February 2 – March 4
Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it’s 1905 and, in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who quickly became the most famous black man in the world. But at the height of the Jim Crow era, victory for a black man over a white man posed untold dangers and Jay quickly finds himself fighting for more than just a title. Written by award-winning American writer Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black), Yellow Tree is thrilled to host the regional premiere of this extraordinary new play! “Original and graceful, The Royale packs a punch!”–The New York Times

Featuring: David Murray, James Craven, Santino Craven, Tamala Lacy and Charles Fraser

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Indecent

7:30 pm

Wurtele Thrust Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

 

Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s The God of Vengeance – a play that follows a Jewish brothel owner and the lesbian romance between his daughter and a prostitute – Indecent charts the journey of a drama upheld as a groundbreaking piece of Jewish literature by some, and an act of obscenity by others. An ensemble of seven actors and three musicians portrays more than 40 roles to shed light on one of the most fascinating scandals in theater history. 

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A Cat Named Figment (New Play Reading)

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The White Page
3400 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407

$10 suggested donation
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Presented by The Playwright Cabal
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Two women journey into the underworld between the walls to try and save their partner from his demons.

Written by Rachel Teagle
Directed by Daisuke Kawachi
Featuring: Stephanie Bertumen, Megan Burns, Pedro Juan Fonseca, Gabriel Murphy, Hope Nordquist, Victoria Pyan

This is the second of the Playwright Cabal's 2018 New Play Reading Series, running January through May. Doors open at 7 PM for light refreshments and exploring The White Page Gallery. Reading starts at 7:30.

$10 suggested donation at the door, cash only. Door donations go to support the space and compensate the actors. (There is an ATM across the street!)

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21 Extremely Bad Breakups

7:30 pm
Runs 90 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
  • Comedy

Why can’t you get it together, find someone nice, and just be happy with them, dammit?!

Imagine the worst breakup ever.

No: even worse than that.

Revel in the absurd fears, tender hopes, and unrealized fantasies that make us act like idiots. This charming new show about love and its many catastrophes is probably appropriate for a date. Or not. It depends on the date.

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Assassins

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Ritz Theater
345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$29 - $53
Call 612-339-3003
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Presented by Theater Latte Da
  • Musical

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Jason Hansen

A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Stephen Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligent lyrics and stunning music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it. The musical provides a glimpse into the psychology of America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins has been called “the most controversial musical ever written.”

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