Monday, May 13, 2019

7 pm

Let's Talk: Finding Refuge

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

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

Reception at 6pm; Program at 7pm

How does a place become home? What do we carry with us? What is sacred to the ground? For generations of displaced peoples, the Rondo neighborhood has been a place to plant roots. Some still experience the shock of being uprooted from the land, while others till the soil seeking refuge after migration. A celebration of the customs, rituals, and stories that keep us connected, from the diverse voices of Rondo.

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 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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’66: Talkin’ Bout My Generation

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis MN 55403

Call 612.332.5299
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Presented by Chronofon
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

Remember the pivotal year 1966 in this rocking throwback concert of music and history.  Chronofon reflects on this turbulent time and the impact it has had on our cultural fabric, then and now.  Brought to you from “the studios of radio station WDAK,” our four “radio personalities” bring you news, commentary, advice for the modern woman, a call-in trivia show, and of course lots of music. Songs include “Summer in the City,” “Ain’t That Peculiar,” “Monday, Monday,” “Sounds of Silence,” “Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag” and many more.  Pianist Dan Chouinard and singers Bradley Greenwald, Diana Grasselli, and Prudence Johnson (together known as Chronofon) with Dean Magraw and Gary Raynor, bring to the Dakota stage something more than a concert, a hybrid art form at home in the theater as well as the nightclub, weaving together stories, songs, and pictures with their trademark musical virtuosity.

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The Gun Show by EM Lewis

Off Leash Art Box
4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

The Gun Show by EM Lewis

Featuring Lauren Diesch, directed by Emily England

From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in “The Gun Show.” An actor shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were her own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, “The Gun Show” jumps into the middle of the gun control debate, and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”

Show runs 3 May-18 May

Performances will be at The Off Leash Art Box: 4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

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The Pathetic Life and Remarkable Afterlife of Elmer McCurdy, the Worst Robber in the West

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE Mpls MN 44513 **Parking and entrance at the back of the building. Look for the yellow door**

Presented by nimbus
  • Comedy

BORN 1880. DIED 1911. BURIED…1970…

From his humble beginnings to his improbable end, Elmer McCurdy’s mortal coil did a lot of shufflin’. He pulled on his boots, saddled up his horse, and proceeded to take a long, tragic stumble on the wrong side of the law. From the minute he plopped a ten-dollar Stetson on a five-cent head, it was destined to end with a sharp case of lead poisoning. But for Elmer, dying with his boots on was just the beginning.

If you’re looking for a typical Wild West showdown, well, there you ain’t. If you’re looking for a history lesson, there you ain’t neither.

But head on down to the nimbus spread and we’ll yarn you a yarn of how Grits Crabcake, Li’l Britches, and the most cow-handed, sidewindin’, four flushin’, lowdown, fiddleheaded, green horned, flat-out worst bandit ever came to ruination. And how Elmer done got hisself kilt.

And then, what happened next.

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Good Night at The Southern Theater

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55454

Pay What You Can
Call 612-326-1811

Presented by The Southern Theater
  • Dance
  • Cabaret/variety

Good Night at The Southern features local artists sharing new ideas, works in progress and previews of upcoming performances.

May 13 will feature:
Leila Awadallah - A Palestinian-American dancer, choreographer, film maker and interdisciplinary performance artist will be presenting an early experiment in collective mapping of a dance that lives inside the imagined landscape of many borders - physical, idealogical, and metaphorical - that constantly shift / block / and sometimes break. 

Madelyn Bakken - a recent Gustavus Dance grad,will be presenting her work that was selected for the American College Dance Association, 8:20. She also is showing a solo work on a dancer, Process, that is connected in meaning with 8:20, but is a separate work. This piece was Madelyn’s Dance Honors project, and has been in the making for about a year and a half.

Charles Campbell - is the artistic director of Skewed Visions and he will be extracting a short bit from a new installation-performance called "Birds of the Future" which is a post-time-travel/dystopia meditation on seeing our post-everything "now" as an opportunity for change.

Sally Rousse -- multi-faceted dance artist she will be presenting a preview of her current work, Reckoning Agents, that taps her long-held attraction to the fictional world of spies and working with great movers Eve Shulte and Dmitri Peskov.

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8 pm


8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Vandalia Towers
Shakespearean Youth Theatre, Suite 306 550 Vandalia Towers St Paul, MN 55114

Presented by The Grumble Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy


Written by Nina Morrison
Directed by Alison Ruth

Féminaal presents a world that satirizes the misogyny in French New Wave Cinema and the culture at large: set in 1960s Paris and the Present Day, this work imagines a setting where women are celebrated for their excess and debauchery and never held to a bizarrely high standard of historical accuracy. A genre-defying and hilarious new play, Morrisons work combines progressive feminist ideals with raucous comedic antics to create a theatrical landscape at once familiar and utterly original.

Performance held at:

Vandalia Towers
Shakespearean Youth Theatre 
550 Vandalia St, Suite 306
St Paul, MN 55114


Performance Dates/Times:

Friday, May 10th, 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 11th, 8:00 PM

Sunday, May 12th, 2:00 PM

Monday, May 13th, 8:00 PM *Pay What You Will Night

Friday, May 17th, 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 18th, 8:00 PM



Jex Arzayus, Samantha Biatch, Lukas Brasherfons, Corey DiNardo, Matt Fowler, Kelly Huang, Jenan Jacobson, Del M. Logeais, Melissa Miller, Luke Minske, Jeanie Nickel, Logan Verdoorn



Claudia Errickson - Lighting Design

Jeni O'Malley - Scenic and Costume Design

Kelly Reckert - Visual Research

Maria Signorelli - Stage Manager

Kevin Springer - Sound Design

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