Monday, October 22, 2018

7 pm

The Theater of Public Policy

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$15/$12 in advance or with Fringe button
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Danger Boat Productions
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

It’s election season in Minnesota. Get to know the issues and candidates with a comedy and beer chaser. It’s The Theater of Public Policy! Each week, the show interviews an expert or newsmaker live on stage about a particular issue or idea, then the cast turns it all into live unscripted sketch comedy. It’s a little NPR, a little SNL, and a lot funny.

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Let's Talk: Ancient Future, AfroFuturism and our Ancestral Past

Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent St., St. Paul, Minnesota 55102

$20
Call 651-224-3180
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Presented by Penumbra Theatre
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

Reception at 6pm; Program at 7pm

AfroFuturism is an aesthetic, philosophical, and visionary framework that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentrism, and magical realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of black people, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past. Join us for a conversation with thought leaders working to fashion the guiding principles, strategies, and practices of sustainability to support black diasporic artistic production and systemic social change.

Penumbra’s Let’s Talk Series creates space for compassionate and challenging conversations around issues of social justice, equity, and the arts. Hosted by Sarah Bellamy, the event begins at 6:00pm with refreshments and light bites, followed by a 90-minute presentation and discussion.

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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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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Bloomington Center for the Arts: Blackbox
1800 W. Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN

22-25
Call 952-232-0814
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama

“I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this,” states Randall P. McMurphy in the captivating and controversial One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. To avoid a long prison sentence, McMurphy is able to get himself committed to a mental institution, but it’s far from the easy stint he had hoped. Under the sharp eye of Nurse Ratched, McMurphy struggles with the darkness within himself and the patients around him. Racism, sexism, and power will all collide in this contemporary classic.

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman runs October 19-November 11, 2018 at the Black Box Theatre at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. It is directed by Lauren Diesch.

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Who Killed Ariel?: A Princess Murder Mystery

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$20
Call (612) 377-2285
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Presented by Smartmouth Comedy
  • Comedy

Our sell out hit "Who Killed Ariel?: A Princess Murder Mystery" is back for 4 weekends! It's Rapunzel’s bachelorette party, all her best gal pals are in attendance; Cinderella, Mulan, Tiana, and Belle. Everything is going fine until the unanimously disliked Ariel crashes the party and is stabbed to death with the very fork she gifted Rapunzel. A classic who-done-it with classic characters in a not-so-classic setting!

Written by Kelliann Kary & Audrey Callerstrom

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Preferred by Discreet Women Everywhere

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE #120, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$20-$18
Call 612-816-8479
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Presented by Freshwater Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Mary is hiding in the bathroom, but not from her blind date. Precocious teenager Lucy is pushing her best friend (and soon-to-be stepmother) Jane into the bathroom to have a heart-to-heart about Lucy's father. Lydia finds herself in the bathroom holding a drenched silk blouse, considering her options.

Join us for three one-act plays that invite audiences into the most public, yet intimate, of settings. Poignant and hilarious, Preferred by Discreet Women Everywhere takes place in a single evening in the posh restroom of an upscale Minneapolis bistro- a place where people celebrate life’s big moments, and encounter various crossroads in their lives - moments of celebration, distress, and transition. Sometimes, all three.

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Denial

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia St Saint Paul MN 55114

Presented by Segue Productions
  • Drama

Segue Productions presents

Denial

by Peter Sagal

October 19-28, 2018

"There is darkness in all of us. Something that hates, something that could cause people to hate us, maybe, if they knew about it."

"They had been waiting to hear this message all their lives, that they were not wrong, at long last, to wonder."

"These books of Mr. Cooper's are each arrows in a wounded heart."

"You told a story about me. So beautiful it was, even I wept."

Truth. Lies. Law. Hate. DENIAL.

Denial is presented by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

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