Friday, September 28, 2018

6 pm

Same Time, Next Year

6:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$68 evenings; $46 matinees; 10% off evenings for MPR
Call 715-386-2394 ext 332
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Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Comedy

One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful motion picture. It remains one of the world’s most widely produced plays. Two people Doris and George meet at a seaside inn one night in 1951 and are attracted to one another, although each is married to someone else. After spending the night together and realizing they've fallen in love, each agrees to meet on the same weekend each year for a rendezvous and each keeps that promise. We see this couple age and grow together from 1951, just after the war, to 1977, just after Vietnam. Seeing each character grow as human beings together and apart is amazing. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre’s production will feature real-life married couple Lydia and Joe Keith in the roles of Doris and George. The Keiths are audience favorites at our dinner theatre having acted individually in plays on our stage plus performing together in That Lovin’ Feelin’Don’t Hug Me, We’re Married, and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.

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7 pm

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

AN AUDIENCE FAVORITE RETURNS

SEPTEMBER 21 – OCTOBER 21, 2018
ALL AGES

Based on the story by E.B. White
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette

“It’s not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.” We kick off the celebration of our 35th anniversary season with an all-time audience favorite. The classic story of friendship, based on the book by E.B. White, will warm hearts young and old as it charms its way onto our main stage this fall. Down on the Zuckerman Farm, Wilbur, an irresistible young pig is determined to avoid the butcher. With the help of his friends (especially the magnificent spider, Charlotte) Wilbur is not only safe, but learns that true friends live in our hearts forever. This 60-minute adaptation of the novel, named one of the best American children’s books of the past two hundred years, will enchant audiences of all ages.

Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois.

CAST

In alphabetical order: Rahael Achett (Carter/Narrator), Emily Anose (Goose/Narrator), Kamrie Frost (Lurvy/Narrator/President of Fair), David Gamache (Zuckerman), Lucy McArdle (Fern), Soren Miller (Wilbur), Peter Neiberger (Avery/Narrator), Isidora Nelson (Sheep/Mrs Arable/Narrator), Abby Schroeder (Templeton), Boo Segersin (Charlotte) and Daniel Untiedt (Gander/Narrator)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett
Director: Jeannine Coulombe
Stage Manager: Shelby Reddig
Set Designer: Anne Henly
Props Designer: Jim Hibbeler
Technical Director: Gretchen Katt
Composer & Sound Designer: James Lekatz
Costume Designer: Lisa Mangone
Lighting Designer: Karin Olson
Production Manager: Melanie Salmon-Peterson

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The Shadow Box

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N Saint Paul MN 55104

$10-$15
Call 651-645-5506
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Presented by Applause Community Theatre
  • Drama

Applause Community Theatre is excited to present The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. Winner of the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony for Best Play the same year, it is as relevant today as it was then. In this compelling dramatic triptych that sparkles with warmth and humor, three terminal patients grapple with their deaths and legacies while attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter’s dementia; Brian and Beverly, whose marital complications are exacerbated by Brian’s new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe’s impending death and its effect on their teenager.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: 
Thursday all tickets $10
Fri-Sat evenings $15/$12 Student/Seniors
Sat-Sun matinees $12/$10 Student/Seniors

Directed by Gary Davis

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The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer

7:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55104

$10-$15
Call 651-645-5506
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Presented by Applause Community Theatre
  • Drama

In this dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital's grounds. The three are  visited by family and close friends:

Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter's dementia;   Brian and Beverly, whose marital complications are exacerbated by Brian's new lover Mark:    Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe's impending death and its effect on their teenager

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Fringe Redux

7:15 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue

$12-20
Call 612-377-2285
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Presented by Arts Nest
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Did you miss shows during Fringe? Of course you did, there’s so many great shows, you can’t see them all! But here’s the chance to see two of them.

Thursday- 7:15pm: Summers in Prague 
8:30pm: The Shrieking Harpies

Friday- 7:15pm: The Shrieking Harpies 
8:30pm: Summers in Prague

Saturday- 7:15pm: Summers in Prague 
8:30pm: The Shrieking Harpies

The Shrieking Harpies are a musical improv trio featuring Lizzie Gardner, Taj Ruler, Hannah Wydeven, and with Justin Nellis on the keys.

Sidecar Theatre is so honored to be remounting their 2018 award winning Minnesota Fringe production of Summers in Prague at the Phoenix Theater. Summers in Prague, written by Deanna Strasse, follows a thirty-five-year-old English teacher, Mara, on a trip to Prague where she gets the uncharacteristic idea to hire a male escort. Funny, intimate, and unexpectedly poignant, Strasse crafts a narrative about self-discovery through an unlikely friendship.

See one show for $12 or both for $20.

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SPRING AWAKENING

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55401

$10 - $34
Call 612.333.7977
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Presented by Shoot the Glass Theater
  • Drama
  • Musical

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, this breathtaking musical drama by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater shines with what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade."  Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable.  In the wake of the powerful message sent by the youth of America in the March for our Lives, there is no better time to remember the power of young idealism and bitter consequences of repression against a generation that is ready to stand-up and speak for itself.  With its hauntingly powerful alt-rock score and electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and tragedy, there has never been a better time to be exhilarated by the story of Spring Awakening.  Shoot the Glass Theater is proud to partner with The Lab Theater to bring this musical to life.

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The Full Monty

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

NorShor Theatre
211 E Superior St

$35-$50
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Full of heart and filled with lovable misfits, this musical is based on the cult hit film of the same name.

While spying on them at a Girls’ Night Out, a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling emasculated, the men come up with a bold and unclothed way to make some quick cash. In preparing, they find themselves extremely exposed; not merely physically, but emotionally. As they conquer their fears, self-consciousness, and prejudices, the men come to discover that they’re stronger as a group, and the strength that they find in each other gives them the individual courage to “let it go.”

  • Directed by Michael Matthew Ferrell
  • Presenting Sponsor: Republic Bank
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $35-$50 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (25 & under): $25 at the door with Student ID the night of a performance
    • ASL Interpreted Performance on September 20
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre
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Frankenstein – Playing with Fire

7:30 pm

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

$29 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

Adapted by Minnesota playwright Barbara Field from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (celebrating its 200th anniversary this year), this captivating retelling of the classic tale imagines a meeting between a dying Frankenstein and his creation in the Arctic Circle. As Frankenstein prepares to right his greatest wrong by confronting the Creature, scenes from their past are replayed and the line between good and evil is debated, revealing a powerful and agonizing question that interrogates the ethical limits of science and human imagination.

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Wait Until Dark

7:30 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55454

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

Susan Hendrix is still recovering from a car accident that left her blind. Her husband’s away so she’s alone when she finds herself threatened by ruthless con men in her own apartment. As the tension builds, she discovers her blindness may be the very key to her escape – but she must wait until dark to play out the chilling conclusion to this classic thriller.

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The Agitators

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 - $60
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of their enduring and tempestuous 45-year friendship, from the Civil War through the changing of the Constitution. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and today, they challenge and inspire us.

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The Church Basement Ladies in You Smell Barn

7:30 pm

Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue Burnsville, MN 55337

$32-$42
Call 952.895.4685
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  • Comedy
  • Musical

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and the Jello molds are put away, these steadfast, sturdy women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. In between picking eggs, milking cows, and dusting knickknacks, they congregate with some of the other lovable folks who inhabit this rural community: Earl, who delivers the mail up and down Rural Route One; Fergus, the hired man; and Tillie, who chronicles the action for the Fish County Weekly.

With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and spanking new original songs, YOU SMELL BARN celebrates rural life in the 1950’s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies. Whether you’ve seen several versions, or are new to the world of the basement, the 7th in the Church Basement Ladies series is a musical treat for all.

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Sometimes There’s Wine

Park Square Theatre
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage 20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 – $60
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get pregnant or break a hip.” When there’s wine, the stories flow – from celebration and joy to nostalgia and regret (and sometimes questionable text messages). Laugh along as you bond over life’s funny circumstances.

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The Clean House

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
  • Comedy

Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather perfect her stand-up routine than clean the house. As she spends her days not cleaning, she befriends her boss’s sister—who lives only to clean. Toss in a love triangle and some sibling rivalries and you get a whimsical and moving portrait of humanity, reminding us that the messes and disappointments of life can be the most unexpectedly fulfilling times of all.

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The Miracle Worker

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $27
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama

Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent, spoiled and exists inside a silent, tortured world. Blind, deaf and mute since infancy she is in danger of being sent to an institution. Desperate, Helen’s family writes to the Perkins Institute and a young, inexperienced Annie Sullivan shows up on their doorstep. Through persistence, love and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen’s wall of silence and teaches her to communicate, finally bringing her into the world at last. A radiant and emotionally-gripping story featuring Kiara Jackson as Annie Sullivan and Catie Bair as Helen Keller. Also featuring: Casey E. Lewis, Jane Froiland, Melinda Kordich, Lukas Levin, Matt Wall and Aaron Goehle.

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Little Women

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
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Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 21, 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

by Kate Hamill
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

WORLD PREMIERE

In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary air. The Jungle commissioned Kate Hamill, a playwright who’s been praised by The New York Times as “ingenious, saucy, & spunky,” to adapt this beloved and timely classic work and reunites her with Sarah Rasmussen (Sense & Sensibility at Guthrie Theater). Little Women will surprise, excite, and empower you.

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Life Goes On (a new musical)

7:30 pm
Runs 85 minutes

Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave W, St Paul, MN 55102

$22 - $27
Call 1-800-838-3006
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Presented by Bucket Brigade
  • Drama
  • Musical

A moving new musical about the power of connection, remembering and legacy. A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A heartening reminder that even though we can’t prepare for much of what life throws at us, at least we’re not alone.

From the writing team of Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble!

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for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

7:30 pm

Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St., St. Paul, MN 55102

Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15
Call 651-224-3180
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Presented by Penumbra Theatre
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy

Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea

This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years before Penumbra Theatre was born. From its humble creation to critical acclaim on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning play has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences across the country. Shange’s fearless prose vividly paints intimate portraits of the pain and jubilation that women of color experience from girlhood throughout life. Shange was groundbreaking in her efforts to shatter the silence that protected abusers of women. for colored girls is a brave reckoning, a celebration, a healing ceremony, and perhaps most profoundly, an example of the awesome power a chorus of women’s voices can have.

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8 pm

...HER'S A QUEEN

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St Mpls, MN 55403

$10 - $50
Call 612-870-0309
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Presented by Red Eye Theater
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

Bears and nuns, snakes and knives, wrestling matches and cuddle parties all appear in …HER'S A QUEEN, Neal Medlyn’s meditation on all things Britney Spears and the public’s fascination with celebrity and pop culture. Liberally mixing fact and fiction, the piece draws from a wealth of Britney interviews, songs, and biography, as well as the author’s own personal history, to present a complex rendering of stardom’s contradictions, the toll it takes on those who reach its apex, and our appetite for each salacious detail.

Red Eye celebrates the opening of its 35th season with company co-founders Steve Busa and Miriam Must’s farewell production as leaders of the Twin Cities’ preeminent experimental theater and performance laboratory.

…HER’S A QUEEN, scheduled from September 21 through 29, will be the final production at Red Eye’s longtime home in its storefront theater in the Loring Park neighborhood, as the company completes a planned leadership transition and shifts into temporary nomadic mode while laying the groundwork to establish a new performance space.

FEATURING
Paige Collette, Kevin McLaughlin, Miriam Must, Chloe Tarnowski

PRODUCTION & DESIGN TEAM
Steve Busa, Celeste Busa, Liz Josheff, Skyler Nowinski, Søren Olsen, Scott Stafford and Jayce Hanson

SHOW TIMES AND TICKET PRICES:
Sept 21-23 and 27-29

Thurs-Fri-Sat Shows @ 8PM
Sunday matinee @ 3PM

Sunday Matinee, Sept 23: Pay-As-Able
Closing Night, Sept 29: Tickets $35-$50
All other shows: $20/$10 Student

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Opening Night Show + Reception, Fri, 9/21, $20/$10 Student
Closing Night Show + GOODBYE/HELLO After Party, Sat, 9/29, $35-$50/(show and party included)

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Ferris Mueller's Day Off

8:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$30
Call 6123326620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy
  • Improv

With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW political satire!

After all - life moves pretty fast.

If you don't stop and laugh once in a while, you could miss it.

"Ferris Mueller's Day Off" features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Ryan Nelson, Tom Reed, and Taj Ruler; with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen.

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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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THE VISIT

8:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Minnesota Transportation Museum
193 PENNSYLVANIA AVE E ST. PAUL, MN, 55130

$22-25
Call 612-724-3760
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Presented by Frank Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

THE VISIT, by Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt, is the most well-known play by one of the most important playwrights since the Second World War. Set in a small town that is in a deep economic depression, the townspeople await the visit of Claire Zachanassian, who was driven out of town as a young girl years ago because she was pregnant. Now the wealthiest person in the world who has just married her 8th husband, she returns to a town that desperately hopes her millions will save them. She, however, has a different agenda, returning with the mission to buy justice: she will offer the town her fortune in exchange for the life of the man who not only spurned her but rigged the public trial against her.

“In the fractious culture we find ourselves in today, the line between justice and revenge can get more and more thin. THE VISIT provides a chance to consider the complexities of that distinction, and does so in a very compelling and entertaining manner in this dark comedy,” says Artistic Director Wendy Knox.

ABOUT THE VENUE for THE VISIT: The Minnesota Transportation Museum is housed in the Jackson Street Roundhouse in St. Paul, a fully functional railroad roundhouse, one of the last of its kind in the country. During winter months, the Roundhouse is a functioning work area for Museum rolling stock, often with the volunteer workforce welding, grinding and sending sparks flying. Visitors taking the escorted shop tours are often amazed at the work being performed, commenting to docents and staff that they have “…never seen anything like it.” The building was erected by the Great Northern Railway in 1907, replacing another older roundhouse. The site has been used for rail transportation since the first railroad came to Minnesota in the 1860s. The Roundhouse and surrounding grounds are a near complete display of American Industrial history from the 19th century through the mid-20th century. The roundhouse is also home to the famous Northern Pacific Railway steam engine No. 2156, best known to many Twin Cities children from the 1960s and 1970s as Casey Jones‘ steam engine, from the popular children’s program.

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