Monday, April 8, 2019

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/$85 season pass over the phone only
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Danger Boat Productions
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret/variety

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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School Girls: Or, the African Mean Girls Play

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
  • Comedy

MARCH 16 - APRIL 14, 2019

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

by Jocelyn Bioh
directed by Shá Cage


The reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But a new student captures the attention of the pageant recruiter - and the previously hive-minded students. Award-winning playwright Jocelyn Bioh’s buoyant and biting comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe.

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A Bright Room Called Day

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Pillsbury House
3501 Chicago Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55407

Presented by Red Bird Theatre
  • Drama

Berlin, Germany. 1932. New Year's Eve. In a comfortable apartment, friends gather to celebrate. Outside, the Weimar Republic is giving way to the rise of the Nazi party.

Manhattan, Lower East Side. 1984. A woman holes up in her shoe box apartment and sends hate mail to the president. Haunted by the past, she fears the seeds of fascism being sown in her own backyard. 

In the face of fear, hatred, nationalism, and lies, what do we do? How do we respond? And are we prepared to do what is required?

Featuring: Kenzi Allen, Lauren Rae Anderson, Barbra Berlovitz, Paul de Cordova*, Pedro Juan Fonseca, Delta Rae Giordano, Alex Barreto Hathaway, Leif Jurgensen, Kalen Rainbow Kier, Kimberly Richardson*, Shelby Richardson, Siddeequah Shabazz, Maria Signorelli, Justin Spooner, and Mike Wangen.

(*denotes Actors Equity Association member)


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Dapper Purple Plushie Co.

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Phoenix Theater
Phoenix Theater 2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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

Chuck, the CEO of Dapper Purple Plushie Company - the Midwest’s pre-eminent manufacturer of cheerful stuffed animals in every color of the rainbow - is retiring. Samantha, the company’s first female executive, is angling for Chuck’s job; and Samantha’s assistant, Summer, wants to advance her own career by getting Sam into that corner office. But in order to get her there, Summer will have to navigate the pecking order of executive assistants, the egos of the top executives, and Samantha’s increasingly problematic drinking. 

Written Locally By Gemma Irish

Directed By Jenna Papke

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"12 Angry Men" Performed by 12 Impassioned Women

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Landmark Center F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
75 West 5th St. St. Paul, MN 55102

Presented by TheatreX
  • Drama

12 ANGRY MEN was written in 1954,
19 years before women were permitted
to serve on juries in all 50 states.

TheatreX is proud to present this unique theatrical experience with support from Minnesota Landmarks Monday, April 8, 7:30pm at Landmark Center in the F. K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, 75 W. 5th St. Saint Paul. The staged reading is directed by Kari Steinbach and produced by Joe Hendren.

Over the weekend of April 5-8, 2019, play readings of Reginald Rose’s drama "12 Angry Men" will be presented by impassioned women all over the country at community colleges, law schools, universities, high schools, community and regional theaters,
and community centers.

Women on stages across the country will read a play about the power one person can have when they speak with conviction in our judicial system.
After the play reading, each local host will give the audience tools to update their own voter registration. Also, cast and audience members will be encouraged to engage in their own
community to increase voter registration and turnout.

Tickets for the event are available online at for only $10. A limited number of free and reduced cost tickets are available to those expressing financial need.
See our website for details.


Marcie Berglund
Sharayah Bunce
Abby Day
Lauren Diesch
Kari Elizabeth Godfrey
Meri Golden
Kathy Kohlstedt
Carolyn Levy
Falicia Nichole
Rue Norman
Anna Olson
Kira Pontiff
Bridget Russell
Cynthia Schreiner Smith

Producer         Joe Hendren
Director            Kari Steinbach

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7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E. 24th Street Minneapolis, MN 55404

$10 - 24
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

"Fol De Rol Rol, said the big old Troll..."

Welcome to Beldenville, Maine, where townsfolk scoff at the legend of a troll who lives in the old train tunnel—until one dark night a child vanishes and is never seen again. This new Open Eye premiere is an imaginative, visually rich theatre piece that uses live actors, puppetry, and a wild array of animated objects to explore the uncanny events occurring in a small town, and how the inhabitants cope with a troublesome stranger in their midst. Mythic, mysterious, and full of frights and laughs, THE BELDENVILLE TROLL is a modern fable about a childhood’s end, and adulthood’s beginning.


The Open Eye gallery will feature an exhibit of vintage photography and artifacts from Beldenville, including some rare troll bones on loan from the village historical society that audiences can explore before and after the show.

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The Drowning Girls

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

The Crane Theatre
2303 Kennedy St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$20, $18 with Fringe Button, Student/Senior discount
Call 6128168479
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Presented by Freshwater Theatre
  • Drama

A century ago, The Brides of Bath were murdered, but not silenced. Join us for a true crime story...told by the victims.

Freshwater Theatre proudly presents The Drowning Girls by Beth Graham, Daniela Vlaskalic, and Charlie Tomlinson, Directed by Ben Layne.

Bessie, Alice and Margaret have a few things in common: They are married to George Joseph Smith, and they are dead. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths. Reflecting on the misconceptions of love, married life, and the not-so-happily ever after, The Drowning Girls is both a breathtaking fantasia and a social critique, full of rich images, a myriad of characters, and lyrical language.

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