Saturday, May 19, 2018

10 am

WHOEVER YOU ARE

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

WHOEVER YOU ARE

Apr 20 – May 20, 2018

Book by Mem Fox
Illustrated by Leslie Staub
Adapted by Suzanne Maynard Miller. Music and lyrics by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs.

World Premiere!

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

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This spring we bring to life the poignantly inspiring story-poem by the popular, best-selling children’s author, Mem Fox. Every day, everywhere, all over the world, “Joys are the same, and love is the same, pain is the same, and blood is the same. Smiles are the same, and hearts are just the same.” Come with us as we soar to the heart of imagination with a world-premiere musical adaptation that weaves across cultures and generations to celebrate the bond that unites us all.

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is produced with permission of the author.

 

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11 am

A Wrinkle In Time

11:00 am

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

$13-$22
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Kids

By John Glore
Directed by Anne Byrd

In a new play by John Glore, adapted from the beloved 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, one of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murray, is back—braces, stubbornness, and all—to join forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace and more to battle malevolent forces so she can rescue her father, save humanity, and find herself.

For young people and adults alike, this enduring classic is filled with adventure, fantasy, and action, and leads to Meg proving, without question, that love CAN overcome evil.

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12 pm

Don't Hug Me, We're Family

12:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI

$68 including dinner off a menu, nonalcoholic beverage, tip, tax & handling fee, & show; MPR, $62.20 evenings only; noon lunch matinee, $46.
Call 715.386.2394 ext 332
Buy tickets online

Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Don’t Hug Me, We’re Family is the sixth in the Don’t Hug Me series of musical comedies. Gunner and Clara Johnson are owners of a little northwoods Minnesota bar called The Bunyan. Things are tight so, to make ends meet, they rent out a little radio station, KOLD Radio, in the bar for extra money. Gunner hosts a radio show called “Crappie Talk,” devoted entirely to ice fishing for crappies. Because of its narrow subject, Gunner has no listeners, and he loses his only advertiser Kanute’s Bait Mart and Deer Petting Farm. His wife Clara hosts "Book Beat." She has all the listeners and all the advertisers. This doesn’t sit well with Gunner, who has been competitive with Clara ever since she beat him in the County Fair fishing contest. Things get turned upside down when two fish-out-of-water Brooklyn Italians come to town and threaten the existence of the radio station, promoting Clara and firing Gunner. Gunner has his work cut out for him. He needs his radio station job, he needs his dignity, but most important, he needs Clara.

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1 pm

An Enemy of the People

1:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$15 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

An Enemy of the People follows Tom Stockmann, a geologist who discovers dangerous water pollution in the Springs, a highly anticipated resort that recently opened in his Norwegian town. In Tom’s mind, the path to a solution is clear: inform the public and close the resort to prevent a crisis. But gradually, he comes under fire – from his brother (the town’s mayor), to the press, to his neighbors and his own family – for wanting to publicize a problem that threatens to destroy the town’s economy and reputation. With ripped-from-the-headlines relevance, this high-intensity drama is a powerful investigation of ambition, integrity and the price we pay for truth.

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WHOEVER YOU ARE

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

WHOEVER YOU ARE

Apr 20 – May 20, 2018

Book by Mem Fox
Illustrated by Leslie Staub
Adapted by Suzanne Maynard Miller. Music and lyrics by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs.

World Premiere!

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS

This spring we bring to life the poignantly inspiring story-poem by the popular, best-selling children’s author, Mem Fox. Every day, everywhere, all over the world, “Joys are the same, and love is the same, pain is the same, and blood is the same. Smiles are the same, and hearts are just the same.” Come with us as we soar to the heart of imagination with a world-premiere musical adaptation that weaves across cultures and generations to celebrate the bond that unites us all.

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is produced with permission of the author.

 

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CRENSHAW

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Kids

CRENSHAW

Apr 27 – May 19, 2018

Based on the book by Katherine Applegate
Originally published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing.

World Premiere Exclusive!

Age Recommendation: Ages 8 and Up

BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS 

This magically engaging story, proving that family, friendship and resilience are found in the heart of the imagination, will grace our Hopkins Jaycees Studio in May. Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, he’s outspoken, and…he’s imaginary. This unforgettable creature comes into 10 year old Jackson’s life to help him and his family as they fall on hard times and may have to live in their minivan…again. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? This world premiere adaptation, based on the touching book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, confirms that friends matter—whether real or imaginary.

Copyright © 2015 by Katherine Applegate. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, inc.

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Under This Roof by Barbara Kingsley

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Guthrie Theater Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

$9
Call 612-377-2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Guthrie Theater/ Full Circle Theater Company
  • Drama

The Guthrie Theater Presents a Full Circle Theater Company production of UNDER THIS ROOF by Barbara Kingsley

World Premiere directed by James A. Williams in The Dowling Studio

May 4 - 20, 2018 

Tickets: $9 | https://www.guthrietheater.org/  or by phone: 612.377.2224

“This is a love story.  It’s about mature love, marriage, romantic love, and familial love,” says director James Williams.  Set in the late 1940s against the backdrop of post-WWII recovery in America, this four- character, two-act play takes place in the segregated black neighborhood of Central Cleveland, where characters Mamie and Raymond Warren reside.  Mamie desperately needs household help after her husband has a serious accident. On the recommendation of a friend, Mamie hires a down-on-her-luck woman named Bessie, whose arrival brings surprises and new challenges. In this setting, Under this Roof explores themes of mature love, family, disability, and race on an ever-shifting axis, with often-unexpected comic, painful, and heartfelt results.

ARTISTS:
Director: James A. Williams
Assistant Director: Roxane Battle

Cast Members:  Yolande Bruce, Brian A. Grandison, Laura Esping,  and Nathan R. Stenberg

Dramaturg:  Stephanie Lein Walseth
Production Disability Consultant:  MacGregor Arney

Designers: Katharine Horowitz, sound; Tom Barrett, lighting; Michael Burden, set and props; Amber Brown, costumes

Performance Dates:
May 4        Friday            PREVIEW PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 5        Saturday       OPENING PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.  
May 6        Sunday           PERFORMANCE 7:00 p.m.

May 9 Wednesday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 10 Thursday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 11 Friday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 12 Saturday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.  
May 13 Sunday   PERFORMANCE 7:00 p.m.

May 16 Wednesday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 17 Thursday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m. **ASL Interpreted, Audio Described, Open Captioned
May 18 Friday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 19 Saturday 2 PERFORMANCES 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.  
May 20 Sunday   FINAL PERFORMANCE 1:00 p.m.

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

1:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

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

$15 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

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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Disney's Newsies

1:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

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

$51 - $91
Call 952-934-1525
Buy tickets online

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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2 pm

A Wrinkle In Time

2:00 pm

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

$13-$22
Call 763-422-1838
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Kids

By John Glore
Directed by Anne Byrd

In a new play by John Glore, adapted from the beloved 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, one of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murray, is back—braces, stubbornness, and all—to join forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace and more to battle malevolent forces so she can rescue her father, save humanity, and find herself.

For young people and adults alike, this enduring classic is filled with adventure, fantasy, and action, and leads to Meg proving, without question, that love CAN overcome evil.

Read more

Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

2:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company in Partnership with The Old Vic (London)
  • Musical
  • Kids

April 17-June 10, 2018

Children’s Theatre Company in partnership with The Old Vic Present
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax 
Based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Adapted for the stage by David Greig
Music and lyrics by Charlie Fink
Directed by Max Webster 
Choreographer Drew McOnie
A U.S. Premiere by Children’s Theatre Company 
Best enjoyed by everyone

The silky soft tufts of the Truffula trees, are the perfect stuffs to knit the perfect Thneeds. But the first chop, chop of the perilous ax, begins the powerful tale of The Lorax. When the last tree of the forest falls, was it worth losing paradise for nothing at all? The most beloved environmental tale of all time, The Lorax will have you singing in Seussian rhymes!

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Into The Woods

2:00 pm

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

$25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student
Call 6514295674
Buy tickets online

Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Musical

Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale musical masterpiece combines some of your favorite tales: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and others and explores what happens AFTER they live happily ever after.

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3 pm

Twelfth Night

3:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Schaar's Bluff at Spring Lake Park Reserve in Hastings MN
Schaar's Bluff at Spring Lake Park Reserve 8500 127th St E Hastings, MN 55033

Sliding scale $11 - $41
Buy tickets online

Presented by (lumin)theater lab
  • Comedy

Shipwrecked on the shores of a strange land, clever Viola assumes the guise of a messenger for Duke Orsino and finds herself the center of a fiery love triangle that pushes the boundaries of identity, passion and class. This fearless heroine matches wits with love-sick Orsino, loveless Malvolio and lovelorn Olivia.

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5 pm

Age Against The Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits

5:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$34
Call 612-332-6620
Buy tickets online

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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Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company in Partnership with The Old Vic (London)
  • Musical
  • Kids

April 17-June 10, 2018

Children’s Theatre Company in partnership with The Old Vic Present
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax 
Based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Adapted for the stage by David Greig
Music and lyrics by Charlie Fink
Directed by Max Webster 
Choreographer Drew McOnie
A U.S. Premiere by Children’s Theatre Company 
Best enjoyed by everyone

The silky soft tufts of the Truffula trees, are the perfect stuffs to knit the perfect Thneeds. But the first chop, chop of the perilous ax, begins the powerful tale of The Lorax. When the last tree of the forest falls, was it worth losing paradise for nothing at all? The most beloved environmental tale of all time, The Lorax will have you singing in Seussian rhymes!

Read more

Age Against The Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits

5:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$34
Call 612-332-6620
Buy tickets online

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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7 pm

The Room with Closets

7:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

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

$12 to $24
Call (612) 326-1811
Buy tickets online

Presented by Sparkle Theatricals
  • Dance
  • Storytelling

You are a citizen of nowhere in a universe of closets. Journey between Argentina and the United States in this new, dance-theatre tale of a life divided. Experience joyous flights of fantasy and grim political reality. Arrive at a deeper understanding of life, love, human nature, and finding a place to belong when home won't let you stay. 

Devised in Collaboration with The Ensemble.

Directed by Jon Ferguson.

Choreography by Alejandra Iannone.

ASL Interpretation services will be available at the Monday, May 21 performance. This performance includes gunshots, physical violence, and mentions of sexual violence.

 

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CRENSHAW

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Kids

CRENSHAW

Apr 27 – May 19, 2018

Based on the book by Katherine Applegate
Originally published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing.

World Premiere Exclusive!

Age Recommendation: Ages 8 and Up

BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS 

This magically engaging story, proving that family, friendship and resilience are found in the heart of the imagination, will grace our Hopkins Jaycees Studio in May. Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, he’s outspoken, and…he’s imaginary. This unforgettable creature comes into 10 year old Jackson’s life to help him and his family as they fall on hard times and may have to live in their minivan…again. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? This world premiere adaptation, based on the touching book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, confirms that friends matter—whether real or imaginary.

Copyright © 2015 by Katherine Applegate. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, inc.

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ReClaim May: “How It’s Gon’ Be” by JuCoby Johnson

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

CFPA Mpls
3754 Pleasant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Presented by CFPA Mpls
  • Drama
  • Comedy

How It’s Gon’ Be

A new play by JuCoby Johnson

Read by:

Charla Marie Bailey, Malik Ceesay, Kiara Jackson, Ashe Jafaaru, Darrick Mosley, Mikell Sapp, James Austin Williams

Free admission. Free snacks. Free parking available across the street in the Lake Country School lot.

What’s the play about?
Parents make all kinds of hard trade-offs while raising their children. When you’re a young black man growing up near the Florida-Georgia line, and the child of an active-duty serviceman, your parents are faced with a very specific set of trade-offs. How do you, as a young person, see and understand those choices? How do you as a parent keep your children safe, equip them to live successfully in our conflicted world, and build an emotionally close relationship? JuCoby Johnson has written a heartfelt, funny, and incisive memory play, illuminating the roles of parent and child, interrogating his own teenage choices and friendships, and deconstructing whether the compromises his parents and family made were worth it. He celebrates the community that raised him, and all of the ways in which it shaped him for the better, while he challenges familiar assumptions and tropes, questioning whether there might be other ways to build a family and community.

CFPA Mpls’s ReClaim series is an assembly space to connect all kinds of audiences, artists, experiences, and stories. Our events explore the vitality of American identity, and the ways in which creative works reflect our lived experience (or not). Our events grapple with the stories we hear and see, the stories we make and tell, and the ways in which we are (or are not) changed by creative ​representations of our experiences. We assemble for lively questions, dynamic conversation, and to encourage new ways of understanding each other’s lives.

 

CFPA Mpls produces art events on the Third Saturday of every month. All events are free and open to the public.

We support artists who engage fiercely with the complex and contradictory nature of the human experience. We support audiences who yearn for greater personal engagement between works of art and the daily life of our community. With a focus on artists that reckon with social justice on a human scale, the post-presentation discussions are facilitated by skilled leaders in the creation of art and the seeking of justice.

For more information on the artists and on the series, visit www.cfpampls.com and click on “ReClaim Series.”

Please RSVP on our Facebook page!

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Home Not-So-Sweet Homeless

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
5011 S. 31st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55417

$10 suggested donaton
Call 612-724-4539
Buy tickets online

Presented by Classics Lost'n'Found Theater Company
  • Drama

Classics Lost ‘n’ Found Theater Company is pleased to announce the world premiere of “Home, Not So Sweet Homeless” by Noreen K. Brandt. The proceeds for this production will be donated to Beacon Housing and Families Moving Forward, both church-affiliated homeless support groups.

Subtitled “A Fable of Our Time,” the production is directed by Frank Blomgren, “Home, Not So Sweet Homeless” will play four performances, Friday, May 11 and May 18 and Saturday, May 12 and 19 at 7 pm. The production will be performed at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church. 5011 S. 31st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55417.

“Home, Not-So-Sweet Homeless” examines how these people manage to survive while attempting to jump through the hoops that society has created to help them. The play offers neither answers nor resolutions but attempts to address a system that’s been broken since the Reagan Administration.

Noreen K. Brandt, an East Nokomis resident, has had plays performed throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. A long-time VA Hospital employee (now retired), her inspiration for this play was seeing the sheer volume of homeless veterans increase in the past ten years, despite augmented government funding.  Her hope in producing this play is that audiences will see "the homeless" not as a problem, statistic or as faceless people to be ignored, but as real people in bad circumstances who need our help and compassion. Classics Lost ‘n’ Found Theater Company is requesting a suggested donation of $10 for this benefit production. For further information, contact Noreen Brandt at 612-724-4539.

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Twelfth Night

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Schaar's Bluff at Spring Lake Park Reserve in Hastings MN
Schaar's Bluff at Spring Lake Park Reserve 8500 127th St E Hastings, MN 55033

Sliding scale $11 - $41
Buy tickets online

Presented by (lumin)theater lab
  • Comedy

Shipwrecked on the shores of a strange land, clever Viola assumes the guise of a messenger for Duke Orsino and finds herself the center of a fiery love triangle that pushes the boundaries of identity, passion and class. This fearless heroine matches wits with love-sick Orsino, loveless Malvolio and lovelorn Olivia.

Read more

Under This Roof by Barbara Kingsley

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Guthrie Theater Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

$9
Call 612-377-2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Guthrie Theater/ Full Circle Theater Company
  • Drama

The Guthrie Theater Presents a Full Circle Theater Company production of UNDER THIS ROOF by Barbara Kingsley

World Premiere directed by James A. Williams in The Dowling Studio

May 4 - 20, 2018 

Tickets: $9 | https://www.guthrietheater.org/  or by phone: 612.377.2224

“This is a love story.  It’s about mature love, marriage, romantic love, and familial love,” says director James Williams.  Set in the late 1940s against the backdrop of post-WWII recovery in America, this four- character, two-act play takes place in the segregated black neighborhood of Central Cleveland, where characters Mamie and Raymond Warren reside.  Mamie desperately needs household help after her husband has a serious accident. On the recommendation of a friend, Mamie hires a down-on-her-luck woman named Bessie, whose arrival brings surprises and new challenges. In this setting, Under this Roof explores themes of mature love, family, disability, and race on an ever-shifting axis, with often-unexpected comic, painful, and heartfelt results.

ARTISTS:
Director: James A. Williams
Assistant Director: Roxane Battle

Cast Members:  Yolande Bruce, Brian A. Grandison, Laura Esping,  and Nathan R. Stenberg

Dramaturg:  Stephanie Lein Walseth
Production Disability Consultant:  MacGregor Arney

Designers: Katharine Horowitz, sound; Tom Barrett, lighting; Michael Burden, set and props; Amber Brown, costumes

Performance Dates:
May 4        Friday            PREVIEW PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 5        Saturday       OPENING PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.  
May 6        Sunday           PERFORMANCE 7:00 p.m.

May 9 Wednesday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 10 Thursday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 11 Friday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 12 Saturday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.  
May 13 Sunday   PERFORMANCE 7:00 p.m.

May 16 Wednesday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 17 Thursday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m. **ASL Interpreted, Audio Described, Open Captioned
May 18 Friday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 19 Saturday 2 PERFORMANCES 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.  
May 20 Sunday   FINAL PERFORMANCE 1:00 p.m.

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Minnesota Opera's Thaïs

7:30 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St., St. Paul, MN 55102

$25 - $200, subject to change
Call 612-333-6669
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Drama

A devout monk seeks to convert Thaïs, a ravishingly beautiful courtesan, but realizes too late that his pious obsession is rooted in lust, not religion. Minnesota Opera produces Massenet’s sensual and melodic creation for the first time with Minnesota-born soprano Kelly Kaduce (Rusalka, Tosca, The Shining) in the glamorous title role. Set in the deserts and oases of fourth-century Egypt, this searing drama explores the conflict between the passion of the flesh and the salvation of the soul.

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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
Buy tickets online

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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Q-Stage: New Works Series SET "A"

7:30 pm

  • Closing night

The Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55408

$5-$25
Call 612.227.1188
Buy tickets online

Presented by 20% Theatre Company
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

20% Theatre Company Twin Cities presents Q-STAGE: an experimental series dedicated to providing a stage for queer artists and performance-makers to showcase new work. 

SET "A" FEATURES:

"NOCHE BOMBA" 
Directed & Choreographed by Pedro Pablo Lander
Featuring Beliza Torres Narváez, Genevieve D. Johnson, Kim Schneider, Lelis Brito, Pedro Pablo Lander, Sharon Picasso, and Tim Rehborg

Noche Bomba is an exploration of forms and gender. Movement; expression; drag; social dance. Gender as fiction, socially constructed; gender as reality, its actual implications. Interweaving forms to construct imagery. The journey of Pedro Pablo Lander's Latinx gender evolution, navigating through the deeply rooted Venezuelan and latinx machismo, tightly bound to their identity development.

--AND--

"DEMONS IN AMERICA"
Written & Performed by Marcel Michelle-Mobama 

What is the line between education and inculcation? What is the relationship between media consumption and self-harm? How far will we go to protect ourselves? Why is it so hard for us to name the evil we named so long ago? There are indeed demons in America. 

After spending months immersed in alt-right (nee Nazi) literature, Marcel will use movement, music, and text in an attempt to return to the land of the left. She is armed with new knowledge, covered in scars (camouflage. armor. something.), and she is going out. 
_____________

Both pieces perform each night! 

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 17-19 at 7:30pm
DEAF/ASL INTERPRETED May 18 by Hunta Williams & Nella Titus!

VENUE: 
The Phoenix Theater, 2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

TICKETS: $5-$25 Sliding Scale
RESERVE or BUY ONLINE: 
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3375715

Seating is GENERAL ADMISSION - choose your own. What you pay for tickets has nothing to do with where you sit.

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Marisol

Marisol by José Rivera

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th. St.

18-40
Call 1-800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents Marisol by José Rivera, performing May 4 - 19, 7:30pm at SpringHouse Ministry Center in Minneapolis.

Winner of the 1993 Obie Award, Marisol is an apocalyptic urban fantasy which urges society to "wake up" and somehow find a way to recover the long-lost and much-needed compassion for our fellow man, as this is the only way to save our world. Angelic warfare, mental illness, and the disintegration of modern society are the themes as we follow Marisol Perez, a young Puerto Rican woman, through a disturbing and disorienting world that pushes the boundaries of conventional theology, biological sex, personal relationships, and the pathology of fear and paranoia.

Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this apocalyptic urban fantasy in the Twin Cities. Combining actor-driven movement and the black box-style seating of SpringHouse Ministry Center, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Marisol is another can’t-miss experience.

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at www.theatrecoupdetat.com or call 1-800-838-3006. SpringHouse Ministry Center is located at 610 W 28th St.

Marisol preview (pay-what-you-can):

Thursday, May 3, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Marisol performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

May 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19 (Monday, May 7 is a pay-what-you-can performance)

Cast

MARISOL - Sabrina Diehl, ANGEL - Dana Lee Thompson,  JUNE - Kelly Nelson, LENNY - Craig James Hostetler, Woman in Furs - AnaSofía Villanueva, MAN WITH GOLF CLUB/SCAR TISSUE - Nikhil Pandey, MAN WITH ICE CREAM - Pedro Juan Fonseca

Crew

DIRECTOR - Ricardo Vázquez, STAGE MANAGER - AnaSofía Villanueva, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Chelsea Wren Hanvy, SOUND DESIGNER - Forest Godfrey

The show will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Free street parking is available.

 

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Ganador del Obie Award de 1993, Marisol es una fantasía apocalíptica urbana que urge a la sociedad, a que de algún modo, “despierte,” y encuentre una manera de recuperar la compasión hacia el prójimo que ha sido perdida, la cual es muy necesaria para salvar a nuestro mundo. Guerra angelical, enfermedad mental, y la desintegración de la sociedad moderna son los temas que siguen a Marisol Pérez--una joven Puertorriqueña-- por un mundo inquietante y desorientador, que arroja los límites de la convencionalidad respecto a la teología, sexo biológico, relaciones personales, y la patología del miedo y la paranoia.

Ganadora en dos ocasiones del Ivey Award, Theatre Coup d’Etat está orgullosa de presentar esta fantasía urbana apocalíptica en las Ciudades Gemelas. Combinando movimiento impulsado por los actores, y el estilo “black-box” que brinda el SpingHouse Ministry Center, la interpretación por Theatre Coup d’Etat de Marisol es otra experiencia que no te puedes perder.

Precios de entrada se cobran por sliding scale or precio variable de $18-$40. Boletos disponibles por www.theatrecoupdetat.com , o llame al 1-800-838-3006. SpringHouse Ministry Center se ubica en 610 W 28th St.

Marisol función de prevista (pague-lo-que-pueda): Jueves​, 3 de Mayo, función a las 7:30 pm (puertas abren a las 7:00pm)

Marisol  funciones (sliding scale): $18-$40 Jueves, Viernes, Sábado, y Lunes, funciones a las 7:30 pm ​(Puertas abren a las 7:00PM)  4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19 (El Lunes, 7 de Mayo la función será pague-lo-que-pueda.)

Elenco

MARISOL - Sabrina Diehl, ANGEL - Dana Lee Thompson, JUNE - Kelly Nelson, LENNY - Craig James Hostetler, LA MUJER DE LAS PIELES - AnaSofía Villanueva, EL HOMBRE CON PALO DE GOLF O CICATRICES - Nikhil Pandey, EL HOMBRE CON EL HELADO - Pedro Juan Fonseca

Equipo

DIRECCIÓN - Ricardo Vázquez, ADMINISTRACION DEL ESCENARIO - AnaSofía Villanueva, DISEÑO DE ILUMINACIÓN - Mark Kieffer, DISEÑO DE VESTUARIO - Chelsea Wren Hanvy, DISEÑO DE SONIDO - Forest Godfrey

La función durará aproximadamente 2 horas con una intermission de 10 minutos

Estacionamiento gratuito está disponible

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An Enemy of the People

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

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

An Enemy of the People follows Tom Stockmann, a geologist who discovers dangerous water pollution in the Springs, a highly anticipated resort that recently opened in his Norwegian town. In Tom’s mind, the path to a solution is clear: inform the public and close the resort to prevent a crisis. But gradually, he comes under fire – from his brother (the town’s mayor), to the press, to his neighbors and his own family – for wanting to publicize a problem that threatens to destroy the town’s economy and reputation. With ripped-from-the-headlines relevance, this high-intensity drama is a powerful investigation of ambition, integrity and the price we pay for truth.

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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 Good Person of Szechwan

The Good Person of Szechwan at St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis
2742 15th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407

$10-$30
Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same time.

Directed by Michelle Hensley

Featuring Christina Baldwin, Sun Mee Chomet, Joy Dolo, Tyson Forbes, Elise Langer, Harry Waters Jr, Karen Wiese-Thompson and Max Wojtanowicz

We're at St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis May 3-6, 17-20, and May 24-27. (At Open Book May 10-13 and May 31-June 3.)

Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30pm. Sunday shows at 4pm (except May 6th at 6pm.)

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The Metromaniacs

7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis MN 55454

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
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Presented by Theatre in the Round
  • Comedy

In aristocratic Paris, poets are the rock stars of the day, and young people have gone métromanie (“crazy for poetry”). And Damis has developed a particularly severe case – he’s fallen in love with the work of a mysterious poetess, not knowing that his idol is actually a middle-aged gentleman writing under a pen name. Plot twists, complications, and mistaken identities – all in rhymed verse – tumble to a happy ending in this new telling of a 1738 French farce. “…the language is golden…almost criminally enjoyable…”  –Washington Post

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Hairspray Jr

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
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Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Hairspray Jr.

Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan

Music by Marc Shaiman

Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

May 4 – 20, 2018

Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is set in 1962, where a lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy uses her newfound status to learn more about civil rights and to do what she can to help move integration forward in her community.

Themes: Civil rights, body size acceptance, segregation in U.S. history, personal courage, value of the arts

Recommended for grades 4 and up

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The Amish Project

7:30 pm
Runs 70 minutes

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

$13.50-$26.00
Call 715.483.3387
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Presented by St. Croix Festival Theatre
  • Drama
  • Experimental

***LIIMITED ENGAGEMENT***

Festival Theatre company member Rachel Kuhnle stars in this one-woman show by Jessica Dickey about the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community.

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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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Taking Shakespeare

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8
Call 888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Taking Shakespeare by John Murrell.  Featuring Linda Kelsey & John A.W. Stephens.  Directed by Peter Christian Hansen.  What is the power of art? And what should we make of our lives? An aging professor, questioning her relevance and ability, agrees to tutor a young slacker who is addicted to video games and failing academically. Despite their seemingly insurmountable differences, as they explore Shakespeare’s Othello together, both make unexpected discoveries about themselves and each other. A sharp, funny, and engaging play, perfectly suited for Gremlin’s intimate space.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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
  • Comedy
  • Musical

In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears and dreams through hilarious and touching tunes. (And it’s not just about the spelling: the adult cast is ultra geek-chic in their middle school costumes!) Alan Bailey, director of such audience favorites as Souvenir and Sylvia, returns for this Tony Award-winning musical about friendship, sacrifice and valuable lessons in fair play.

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8 pm

The 4 Featured Artists in the 2018 Right Here Showcase

The 2018 Right Here Showcase

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Illusion Theater
8th Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

$10-$30
Call 612-724-7372
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Presented by Right Here Commissions
  • Experimental

Minnesota's only juried mini-festival of Minnesota-based mid-career contemporary performing artists returns with a line-up as intruiguing and diverse as ever, bringing the most exciting and in-the-moment work from the area's most interesting creating artists.

This year's featured artists are: Rory Wakemup (visual art performance), Charles Campbell (performance art theater), Erinn Liebhard (dance artist), and Brian J Evans (dance & Citizen Artist)

 

May 7-8-9-10

May 17-18-19-20

Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 5pm

 

Admission: $10-$30 

 

Advance Reservations: https://tix-2018righthereshowcase.eventbrite.com

 

Venue: the Off-Leash Art Box, 4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis 55417

FREE parking, Light Rail Blue line 50th St Station

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Age Against The Machine: BNW's Greatest Hits

8:00 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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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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9 pm

The Room with Closets

9:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

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

$12 to $24
Call (612) 326-1811
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Presented by Sparkle Theatricals
  • Dance
  • Storytelling

You are a citizen of nowhere in a universe of closets. Journey between Argentina and the United States in this new, dance-theatre tale of a life divided. Experience joyous flights of fantasy and grim political reality. Arrive at a deeper understanding of life, love, human nature, and finding a place to belong when home won't let you stay. 

Devised in Collaboration with The Ensemble.

Directed by Jon Ferguson.

Choreography by Alejandra Iannone.

ASL Interpretation services will be available at the Monday, May 21 performance. This performance includes gunshots, physical violence, and mentions of sexual violence.

 

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