Sunday, November 3, 2019

1 pm

On the Verge; Or the Geography of Yearning

1:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15 - $35 General Admission
Call 8006577025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

Heed the call to discovery! Journey through uncharted territories! With wit, nerve, and proper British sensibilities, Mary, Fanny, and Alexandra bushwhack their way through Terra Incognita—the last uncharted land on the globe. These intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! With wonder, humor and grace, On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) navigates the search for our place in the world.

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2 pm

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN

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

Comedies about long-lost twins causing confusion and mayhem have been around for centuries, from stage to screen – right up to those beach-party movies of the ‘60s, where those antics fit into any plot featuring Frankie and Annette. And TRP’s production will do just that, bringing Shakespeare to the beach, mixing his slapstick comedy of mistaken identities with bikinis, biceps, and surfer rock music!

Directed by Kari Steinbach, the cast includes: Jim Belden, Thomas Buan, Lindsay Bushnell, Sarah Furniss, Aidan Jhane Gallivan, Gabe Heffernan, Phil Holt, Maddy LaRoche, Tynelle Marschall, Tommy McCarthy, Justin Nelson, Anna Olson, Autumn Sisson, Jane Sterk, Mike Tober, Kathleen Winters, and Louisa Zachman.

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LUV by Murray Schisgal

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Landmark Center's Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
75 5th St. W., St. Paul, MN

$18 - $22
Call 612-438-6233
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Presented by Passport Stages
  • Comedy

LUV by Murray Schisgal

Passport Stages presents the Tony Award nominated comedy LUV.  Directed by Steven P. Peterson, LUV is a dark comedy about alienation, identity loss, an absurd love triangle and meaninglessness of it all.

 

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Treasure Island

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

Playhouse Family Theatre at the Depot
506 W. Michigan Street Duluth MN

$15-17
Call 218-733-7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Set sail with young Jim Hawkins, the larger-than-life Long John Silver and a crew of swashbuckling rogues, as Treasure Island explodes like a cannonball onto the stage, regaling thrill-seekers of all ages with a story both epic and funny.

Adventure beckons when a mysterious blind man delivers the dreaded Black Spot to the aging sea captain, Billy Bones. Now, Jim is plunged into a desperate race for buried treasure armed with only his wits against a crew of pirates!

  • Performed at the Depot
  • Directed by Michael Kraklio
  • Great for ages 3+
  • Running Time: 1.0 hrs
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Big Fish

2:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

Morris Park Players
700 22nd Avenue NE (Edison High School), Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Morris Park Players
  • Musical

Morris Park Players presents Big Fish!

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

October 25     7:30 pm
October 26     7:30 pm
October 27     2:00 pm
November 1   7:30 pm
November 2   7:30 pm
November 3   2:00 pm
November 8   7:30 pm
November 9   7:30 pm
November 10 2:00 pm

Directed by Jillian Robertson
Music Director Danny Dahlquist
Choreographer Marley Ritchie
Production Manager Abbey Dibble
Produced by Laura Dierke 

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Open

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

Art Box Theater
4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417

$10 - $38
Call 800-838-3006
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Open is a magic show that takes place in the main character's mind. The audience has been summoned to play a critical role, but why? The Magician presents a myriad of tricks for our entertainment, while attempting the impossible. Is our faith in her illusions enough to rewrite the past? The clock is ticking, the show must go on, and we mustn't look away.  

Featuring Allison Witham as The Magician. Running Oct 12 - Nov 3. 

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Doubt a Parable

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Frey Theater
2004 Randolph Ave. St. Paul, MN

$0-$10
Call 651-690-6700
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Presented by St. Catherine University
  • Drama

This Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama delivers a maelstrom of suspicion and scandal. Simple truths and answers are non-existent and doubt lies in the mind of everyone involved.

This performance is held in the Frey Theater on the campus of St. Catherine University. Please enter Gate 3.

Latecomers may not be seated.

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Agatha Christie's Go Back For Murder

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Discovery Auditorium
214 !st Ave Ne, Buffalo, MN

$8-$16
Call 6124040228
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Presented by Buffalo Community Theater
  • Drama

After receiving a letter from beyond the grave, Carla Crale believes her mother, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of her father’s murder. In a passionate attempt to clear her name, she persuades those present on the day of her father’s death to return to the scene of the crime and ‘go back’ 15 years to recount their version of events. By studying each suspect’s testimony, and the various inconsistencies between them,
the drama arrives at a disturbing and terrible truth.

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Collidescope 4.0

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Whiting Proscenium, Rarig Center, Minneapolis
330 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455

$17 General public, $12 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees, $7 Students (any college or under 18)
Call (612) 625-5380
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Presented by the University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Internationally acclaimed theatre artists, Ping Chong and UMTAD Assistant Professor Talvin Wilks will create the fourth iteration of  Collidescope: Adventures in Pre and Post Racial America  in collaboration with University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students.  Originally conceived in 2014 as a response to the unjust murder of Trayvon Martin, the debate around Stand Your Ground Laws and the seemingly perpetual police violence against members of the African American community, Collidescope offers a collision course view of the legacy behind the history of racial violence, racism and social injustice in America. As seen through the gaze of an intergalactic time traveler, the investigation of this peculiar “nature” moves back and forth in historical time, specifically with a focus on the American psyche represented by contemplations of noted historical and contemporary writers and political figures. Utilizing archival documents and source texts, fictional and non-fictional, Collidescope engages the audience in a discourse interrogating the motives and justifications behind this legacy.  This fourth installment will inject unique events from Minnesota’s history into the greater picture of race, racism and citizenship, to connect the dots between America’s troubled racial history and its ongoing consequences.

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

2:00 pm
Runs 120 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

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder tells the story of a roguishly charming Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune, setting out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm... and a dash of murder.  In the midst of Monty's macabre plotting, he also finds himself juggling the affections of two beautiful ladies; one is his married mistress, and the othe is a distant cousin.  The show is beautifully supported by a well crafted score that is both elegant and hilarious.

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Steadfast

2:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

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

$10-22
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by See-Saw Theatre Lab
  • Dance
  • Experimental

A tin soldier built not quite like the others, a ballerina that dances but cannot travel, and the carelessly cruel circumstances that pushes them apart. Take a journey through movement, shadow play and sound as two outsiders strive against their limitations and seemingly impossible challenges to find acceptance and connection.

A non-verbal retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier, STEADFAST is a bittersweet tale of loneliness and belonging, love and loss, and keeping the light of hope alive in the face of darkness.

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3 pm

Journey's End

3:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Annex Building, Saint Paul, MN

$28 - $8
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Drama

Bain Boehlke returns to the Twin Cities to direct R.C. Sherriff's powerful, multi award-winning masterpiece.  Set in the front-line trenches near Sant Quentin in 1918, towards the end of the First World War, Journey’s End gives a powerful (and beautiful) glimpse into the harrowing experiences of a British Army infantry company, whose story plays out in the officers’ dugout over four days in March, 1918.  With a German offensive imminently approaching, each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer.

Featuring: Jim Ahrens, Aaron Boger, Kevin Fanshaw, Peter Christian Hansen, Craig Johnson, Timothy Kelly, Bob Malos, Carl Schoenborn, Henry Sillman, Benjamin Slye, Alan Sorenson, Caleb Wagner

With the design talents of: Sarah Bauer, Bain Boehlke, Amber Brown,  Kathy Maxwell, C. Andrew Mayer, Carl Schoenborn

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4 pm

The Winter's Tale at North Garden Theater

4:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

North Garden Theater
929 Seventh Street W St Paul, MN 55102

$15-$35
Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

"Lorca’s masterful direction, a cast of powerful, passionate actors, Peter Vitale’s music (performed live), Sonya Berlovitz’s costumes and Nick Golfis’ minimalist sets have combined to create real magic." - MinnPost

"Director Marcela Lorca has teamed with an extraordinary cast to craft a staging that still has me combing my memory of the last Shakespeare production I'd seen that succeeded so sublimely." - Pioneer Press

"This Winter's Tale is something you feel, and that touches you..." - Star Tribune

"Ten Thousand Things does Shakespeare like no one else, making it accessible and understable and relatable..."- Cherry and Spoon

An epic tale that takes us from the tyrannical power of jealousy, to the promise of renewal, through magic, miracles and the quality of forgiveness that only true love can bring.

Directed by Marcela Lorca

Featuring Stephanie Bertumen, Shá Cage, Cristina Florencia Castro, James Craven, Steven Epp, Christopher Jenkins, Mo Perry, William Sturdivant and Karen Wiese-Thompson

There is a post-show discussion with the cast on November 2nd.

North Garden Theater is located on W 7th St just west of downtown St Paul and across the street from Keg & Case. There is limited street parking or a lot 1.5 blocks away on the corner of W James Ave and Daly St for $2. You can purchase a voucher in advance and print it at home or at North Garden Theater.

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5 pm

Cabal

5:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The White Stag Lodge
2010 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

$45
Call 612-375-0300
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Created by David Pisa and John Heimbuch

Forgotten alchemy. An ancient order. The pursuit of new magic.

A renegade magister’s quest threatens the Cabal’s very existence. Who should control this ultimate power? Enter the secret society and unlock the truth. 

Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents Cabal, a live theater experience with puzzles. An audience of 10 people explores an immersive environment, meeting characters and discovering large-scale, hands-on challenges.

Running July 11 - December 31. Tickets are now on sale through September. Additional months will go on sale approximately 1 month in advance.

Cabal lasts approximately 90 minutes. (It may be more or less, depending on how fast your group is at solving puzzles.)

Cabal is a theater performance, but does not have standard theater seats. As audience members move through the space, they may be asked to be stand or sit. Please be prepared to walk or move at least 600 feet during the course of the event. The venue and experience are wheelchair accessible.

Content advisory: flashing lights, sudden loud sounds.

More questions? Read our FAQ!

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6 pm

Mamma Mia!

6:30 pm
Runs 160 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$53 - $93
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit!     

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7 pm

Wayward Theatre Company presents MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

The James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$35.00
Call 612-568-4225
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Presented by Wayward Theatre Company
  • Drama

Wayward Theatre Company is committed to bringing work outside of traditional theatre settings, allowing audiences to engage with texts and spaces in new and exciting ways. Next up on Wayward’s site-specific docket is Shakespeare’s brilliant tragedy; Macbeth, playing at the historic James J. Hill House.

As a follow-up to our extended, sold-out run of Hamlet in the spring of 2018, Macbeth will be the company’s most ambitious endeavor to date. Working side by side in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, Wayward will utilize this historic landmark in ways patrons of the arts and of the Hill House have yet to experience.

Macbeth, considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, brings audiences deep into the minds of an ambitious couple, hellbent on power and position. A supernatural prophecy calls a would-be king and queen to action and as they work to realize their greatest dreams, their world turns suddenly into a living nightmare.

NOTE: There are staggered start times of 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM for this production.

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Wayward Theatre Company presents MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

The James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$35.00
Call 612-568-4225
Buy tickets online

Presented by Wayward Theatre Company
  • Drama

Wayward Theatre Company is committed to bringing work outside of traditional theatre settings, allowing audiences to engage with texts and spaces in new and exciting ways. Next up on Wayward’s site-specific docket is Shakespeare’s brilliant tragedy; Macbeth, playing at the historic James J. Hill House.

As a follow-up to our extended, sold-out run of Hamlet in the spring of 2018, Macbeth will be the company’s most ambitious endeavor to date. Working side by side in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, Wayward will utilize this historic landmark in ways patrons of the arts and of the Hill House have yet to experience.

Macbeth, considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, brings audiences deep into the minds of an ambitious couple, hellbent on power and position. A supernatural prophecy calls a would-be king and queen to action and as they work to realize their greatest dreams, their world turns suddenly into a living nightmare.

NOTE: There are staggered start times of 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM for this production.

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Social Animals: Dancers and Music-Makers Creating Art Together in the Moment

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Icehouse MPLS
2528 Nicollet Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404

$13 in advance, $15 at the door
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Presented by Erinn Liebhard: Dance Artist
  • Dance

Part performance, part participation, this unique event invites you to both witness and experience the electricity of dancers and music-makers creating art together in the moment as they explore connections between the social and the staged.

When: November 3rd @ 7:30
Where: ICEHOUSE
Tickets: HERE
Facebook Event

Artists:

  • Bob DeBoer (trumpet)
  • Ozzy Dris (Social Dance – House + Hip-Hop Styles)
  • Maurice Fields (Social Dance – Swing)
  • Steven Hobert (piano)
  • Reid Kennedy (drums)
  • Erinn Liebhard (Concert Dance – Jazz + Modern)
  • Megan Mahoney (bass)
  • Crissy Tolson (Concert Dance – Jazz + Modern)

Social Animals brings together concert and social dancers, and musicians of various instrumentations and backgrounds, to cross-train and improvise together in performance in one on ones, duo on duos and as a full group. Held at the Icehouse rather than a traditional theater and featuring a dance floor open to all after the show, Social Animals seeks to gnaw at the gap between ‘dance you do (social) and dance you view (staged).’ The connections between social and staged dance ideas in America are dynamic, highlighting how cultural ideas and the people that practice them can thrive because ofboth their similarities and differences: come see this unfold through movement and music, and stick around after the show for ICEHOUSE’s weekly Sunday night dance party, Nightchurch. This event has been made possible in part by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Next Step grant, funded by the Legacy Amendment the voters of Minnesota made law in 2008.

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