Thursday, April 12, 2018

5 pm

WTF: The Women/Trans/Femme Playwriting Workshop

5:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Crane Studio
2303 Kennedy St NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$15-$30
Call 408-316-8123
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Presented by Raw Sugar in partnership with Theatre Unbound
  • Drama

New comedies from women-identified writers that challenge audiences to rethink their perspectives on gender, sexuality, privilege and community. The Festival includes three short plays that will be presented in rotation.

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7 pm

She Loves Me

7:00 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E. Main St. Anoka, MN 55303

$25-$34
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Musical

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock
Directed by Scott Ford

This Tony Award-winning musical is set in a 1930’s European perfumery, we meet two shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye-to-eye. What they don’t know is that they both responded to the same “lonely hearts” advertisement in the newspaper. They each live for the love letters they receive from each other, without knowing that the other is the one writing them.

Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance.

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Corduroy

7:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

March 6-May 13, 2018

Corduroy
Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Commissioned World Premiere
Best enjoyed by preschool+

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night watchman find him and return him to his shelf before he can find this important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? The tender, enduring story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action! Don’t miss it!

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White Rabbit Red Rabbit

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue

$12-15
Call 612-377-2285
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Presented by Arts Nest
  • Drama
  • Experimental

By Nassim Soleimanpour

An Aurora Nova Production, presented by The Arts’ Nest

‘I was born on Azar 19th, 1360 in Tehran. That’s Tehran, December 10th, 1981 in Christian years … ’ Imagine being 29 and forbidden to leave your country. Nassim Soleimanpour dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play from Iran. Forbidden to travel, he turns his isolation to his own advantage with a play that requires no director, no set and a different actor for every performance.

Performers
April 11th – Amber Bjork
April 12th – George Keller
April 13th – Levi Weinhagen

Dates:

Performing April 11th-13th at 7:30pm
Run time is between 50 and 70 minutes, with a conversation after
Tickets are $15, $12 with a Fringe Button and for under-30.

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Familiar

7:30 pm

McGuire Proscenium Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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

There’s something old, something new and something borrowed in this feisty, heart-warming play about a Zimbabwean-American family preparing for their daughter Tendi’s wedding. Marvelous and Donald have built their American dream in Minnesota, so when Tendi requests a traditional African blessing before marrying her white fiancé from Minnetonka and a surprise guest drops a bombshell, the rehearsal dinner can’t come soon enough. Family fireworks are interwoven with questions of cultural identity in this acclaimed play.

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Lend Me A Tenor

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

NorShor Theatre
211 East Superior Street, Duluth MN 55802

$25-$45
Call 2187337555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy

Lend Me a Tenor is a hilarious romp through the high-stakes, high-strung world of opera. In this comedy by Ken Ludwig, the Cleveland Opera House is hosting the famous Italian tenor, Tito Merelli, whose celebrity has guaranteed a sellout performance. But is the management of the Cleveland Opera House ready for all the madness that comes with their guest star?

  • Directed by Michael Kraklio
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre
  • Presenting Sponsor:  Republic Bank
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Age Against The Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$34
Call 612-332-6620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy

We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and most relevant material from recent (and not so recent) shows. From sock hops to death drops, "Age Against the Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits" will bring our funniest moments to the stage one more time, and show you why we’re the longest running (and best) satirical theatre in the world!

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

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

$15 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Matt and Christina Drayton are a progressive couple living in San Francisco. It is 1967 when their daughter Joanna arrives home unexpectedly with Dr. John Prentice, an African American doctor 11 years her senior. They’re in love and they want the Draytons’ blessing for their marriage – today. The Draytons have prided themselves on their liberal-mindedness, but now they are forced to put their values to the test. Based on the iconic film, this classic is a witty and insightful reflection on two families confronted by their prejudices.

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The Basset Table

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N Saint Paul MN 55104

$18-$22
Call 651-645-5506
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Presented by Persistent Theatre Productions
  • Comedy

The Basset Table by Susanna Centlivre, edited by Jane Milling, Broadview Press

"Strong women know how to play their cards." 

The gambling widow Lady Reveller and female scientist Valeria are not your typical 18th century women, these independent strong women must fight to keep doing what they love, in this progressive ahead of it's time restoration comedy, by one of the most prominent female playwrights of her time. 

“He that would gain my heart must learn the way not to control , but readily to obey."

Directed by Meggie Greivell

Stage Management by Sarah Wolf

Set and Property Design by Beth Anne Roe​

Costume Design by Rebecca Karstad

Lighting Design by Sarah Wolf

Movement Coach, Franklin Wagner

Dialect Coach, Meggie Greivell

​Featuring: Julie Ann Greif, Lana Bean, Alison Anderson, Bruce Abas, Kjer Whiting, Jody Bee, Tara Lucchino, Franklin Wagner, Don Larsson, Allison True, Amanda Thomm and Maureen Bourgeois. 

 

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FIVE POINTS

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$29 - $49
Call 612-339-3003
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Presented by Theater Latte Da
  • Musical
  • Dance

FIVE POINTS

WORLD PREMIERE
April 4 – May 6, 2018
Ritz Theater

Book by Harrison David Rivers  
Music by Ethan D. Pakchar & Douglas Lyons
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Denise Prosek
Choreography by Kelli Foster Warder

Featuring: Ben Bakken, Dieter Bierbrauer, Shinah Brashears, Ivory Doublette, Daniel Greco, John Jamison, Lamar Jefferson, Ann Michels, Thomasina Petrus, T. Mychael Rambo, Matt Riehle, Kendall Anne Thompson, Evan Tyler Wilson, and Alejandro Vega

New York City. 1863. Set amidst the tumult of the Civil War, Five Points chronicles the journeys of Willie Lane, a young African American performer at the famed Almack’s Dance Hall, and John Diamond, an Irish immigrant and former jig champion. Inspired by the confluence of African American and Irish cultures, and the birth of American tap dance, Five Points tells the story of two men who risk everything for the chance to be a part of the American Dream.

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GUYS and DOLLS

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Fran Loesser's celebrated Musical Comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway.  Guys & Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy for all ages!

Set in a mythical New York City, Guys & Dolls tells the tall of one Nathan Detroit, a guy who needs a venue for his "permanently established floating craps game." His best venue falls through and he needs money to underwrite an alternative option.  He turns to Sky Masterson, a high roller who will be on anything if the stakes are high enough.  Desperate for a sure thing, Nathan bets Sky he can't get a date with Sarah Brown, the earnest proprietor of the Save-a-Soul mission.  

Things don't go as planned and, along the way, you are treated to some of the most memorable Broadway tunes: Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, Sue Me, A Bushel and a Peck... and more.

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The Skriker

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Crane Theatre
2303 Kennedy St. NE Minneapolis MN 55413

$18-$20
Call 800-838-3006
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Presented by Fortune's Fool Theatre
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Fortune's Fool presents the regional premiere of a seldom-seen masterpiece by Caryl Churchill (Cloud 9, Top Girls). 

"Whatever you do, don't open the do don't open the door." Mankind is destroying the Earth. The Skriker, a malevolent shape-shifting fairy and death portent, leaves her underworld realm in search of revenge. In London, she finds two teenaged girls: Josie, who has murdered her young child, and Lily, who is pregnant. Speaking in riddles, changing her shape at every encounter, alternately promising glorious wishes and threatening physical harm, she seeks ownership of their souls by any means necessary. A wild chorus of dancing, pounding, singing spirits serves the Skriker in her pursuit.

Directed by Ben Layne, choreographed by Josiah Thompson, original music by Keith Hovis.

Cast: Megan Anderson, Brynn Berryhill, Mary Davis, Gabrielle Dominique, Leah Eckardt, Gail Estelle, Sheree Froelich, Keith Hovis, Stephanie Johnson, Nicole Laurenne, Ariel Leaf, Nissa Nordland, Michael Quadrozzi, Heather Jo Raiter, Haley Sisler, Josiah Thompson, and David Wasserman.

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"Isla Tuliro"

7:30 pm

The Southern
1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

$18 Pre-sale (+ service fee) $22 At the door $15 Group Sale (sale of 10+ tickets) $12 Senior/Students
Call 1-800-838-3006
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Presented by Teatro del Pueblo & Pangea World Theater
  • Drama

Written by Marlina Gonzalez
Directed by Meena Natarajan and Marlina Gonzalez
Co-presented by Pangea World Theater and Teatro del Pueblo
April 6 - 22, 2018

Community Producer: Cultural Society of Filipino Americans (CSFA)
Community Sponsor: Fil-Minnesotan Association (FMA)

The idyllic life of the KAYUMANGGIs, brown-skinned islanders who live by Dagat Payapa (Ocean of Peace) is disrupted by the sudden arrival of mythical creatures from the ocean and from the sky, speaking strange languages, claiming the islands as their own and making up rules on how the islanders should live. In Tagalog, English and Spanish (subtitles provided).

Featuring Lita Malicsi, Mar Alojado, Mary Ann Prado, Maryanne Quiroz,Atquetzali Quiroz, Maia Hernandez, Lyra Hernandez, Tinne Rosenmeier, Kaysone Syonesa, Marcos Lopez, Zachary Kulzer, and the CSFA Dancersy.

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

SHOW TIMES
April 6 - 22, 2018
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm • Sundays at 2:00pm
No performance Sunday, April 8th

TICKETS
$18 Pre-sale (+ service fee)
$22 At the door
$15 Group Sale (sale of 10+ tickets)
$12 Senior/Students

TICKET RESERVATIONS
Call 1-800-838-3006 or visit https://islatuliro.brownpapertickets.com/

Thank you to our Community Partners: Filipinx for Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice in Minnesota (FIRM), Filipino American Women’s Network (FAWN), Philippine Study Group of MN (PSGM) and Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center.

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Silent Sky

7:30 pm
Runs 120 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 Company
  • Drama

With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope, Henrietta and her coworkers at the Harvard Observatory made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe that are still vital today, over a century later. If you liked the movie Hidden Figures, you won’t want to miss this “luminously beautiful play” that will change how you look at both the heavens and the earth.

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8 pm

Disney's Newsies

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, Minnesota

$51 - $91
Call 952-934-1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly and his friends live day-by-day selling newspapers for pennies. When a publishing giant raises the price the Newsies pay - the Newsies declare a strike against all the publishing giants. Through courage, determination, and friendship the Newsies are ready to take a stand and seize the day!

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