Thursday, February 27, 2020

10 am

Twelfth Night

10:30 am

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

$15 - $79
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

When a shipwrecked Viola washes up on Illyria’s shores without her twin brother, she must adapt to her strange new surroundings on her own. For safety, she disguises herself as a man named Cesario, finds employment with the handsome Orsino and secretly falls in love with him though Orsino pines for Olivia’s devotion. After a series of mishaps and mayhem, their love triangle becomes so entangled it brings all of Illyria along for the ride. When at last the truth is revealed, the Bard’s starry-eyed tale proves that the revelry of love is something worth fighting for.

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7 pm

The Importance of Being Earnest

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Frank W. Bridges Theatre
1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912

$13
Call 507-433-0595
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Presented by Riverland Theatre
  • Comedy

By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Susan V. Hansen

The Importance of Being Earnest has proven to be Oscar Wilde’s most enduring—and endearing—play. Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. The pair struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. Filled with witty Victorian aphorisms and Wilde’s own brand of wisdom, The Importance of Being Earnest remains one of theatre’s most popular comedies. Rating: Some material may not be suitable for young children.

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The Arsonists

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Underground Theatre
506 W. Michigan St., Duluth Minnesota 55802

$18-$20
Call 218.733.7555
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Presented by The Underground Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

This dark comedy is a scathing social commentary taking aim at the roots and manifestation of fascism, written in a politically tense setting of 1950s Germany.

A respected member of his community, George Biederman has made his fortune by selling hair follicle replacer. He enjoys wine, his cigars and relishing his success while scoffing at the gullibility of the citizens of his town who let strangers into their homes. And with a string of arson fires around town, he doesn’t understand why anyone would do that?!

But after a knock on his door, he finds with a growing number of guests, oil drums and suspicious activities filling his home. Will Biederman become the very thing he’s been mocking? Will he realize in time?

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Twelfth Night

7:30 pm

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

$15 - $79
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

When a shipwrecked Viola washes up on Illyria’s shores without her twin brother, she must adapt to her strange new surroundings on her own. For safety, she disguises herself as a man named Cesario, finds employment with the handsome Orsino and secretly falls in love with him though Orsino pines for Olivia’s devotion. After a series of mishaps and mayhem, their love triangle becomes so entangled it brings all of Illyria along for the ride. When at last the truth is revealed, the Bard’s starry-eyed tale proves that the revelry of love is something worth fighting for.

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The Skriker

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Rarig Center, Stoll Thrust Theatre
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 University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
  • Drama

The University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents the following play: 

 

“The Skriker” blends English and Irish folktales with a non-linear structure to tell the story of an ancient fairy pursuing two young women in 20th century London. Whilst speaking English in her human manifestations, the Skriker forms a language all her own consisting of fragmented wordplay and twisted classic tales. Written in 1994 by the critically-acclaimed playwright Caryl Churchill, this increasingly relevant blend of magical realism and horror speaks to our current climate state. The Skriker is a stunningly imaginative play about the consequences humans must face when we exploit the natural world.

 

Performances: 

February 27th-29th @ 7:30pm

March 1st @ 2:00pm

March 4th-7th @ 7:30pm

 

More information and tickets: z.umn.edu/skriker

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Significant Other- by Joshua Harmon

7:30 pm

Highland Park Community Center Theater
1978 Ford Pkwy., Saint Paul, MN 55116

$23 – $38.
Call 651-647-4315
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Presented by Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
  • Comedy

February 15 - March 8, 2020

directed by Hayley Finn

Meet Jordan, a young Jewish gay man living in New York City. Life is a whirlwind of fun with his cohort of best girl friends at his side. But as singles nights slowly turn into bachelorette parties and weddings, Jordan finds himself fantasizing and yearning for his own significant other. His tender relationship with his grandmother provides solace and support, but what does his future hold? A new comedy by the writer of Bad Jews.

Individual tickets are $23 – $38. Audio described performance is Sunday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m.

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Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Century College West Theatre
Century Playhouse 3401 Century Ave. N White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$10-$12
Call 651-779-3475
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Presented by Century Playhouse: A Vibrant Theatre Company that Draws Great Talent from Throughout the Twin Cities Theatre Community
  • Drama
  • Comedy

 

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove

by Jane Chambers

 

Produced by Century Playhouse

 

 

 

 

“Funny” “Groundbreaking” “Honest and Moving” 

With Ellen DeGeneres, Lilly Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Harriet Newman Leve, and Portia de Rossi bringing Chambers' play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, to Broadway for the very first time later in this 2020 year (it originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1980), where it will be directed by Cynthia Nixon, this will be a play everyone is talking about!

Before it premieres on Broadway, come see Century Playhouse's wonderful production of this amazing play and you will understand why these magnificent, respected, and extremely talented women believe that Chambers' play (forty years after it was written) still needs and deserves to shine with the lights of Broadway for all to see. 

Last Summer at Bluefish Coveis the story of a young dissatisfied straight woman who leaves her husband to spend some quiet time by herself, and who unwittingly and naively wanders into the midst of a group of seven lesbians at the beginning of their annual beachside vacation. The friendships, the laughter, the love, the fears of being outed, the difficulties of being gay and how it affects relationships with family, children, parents and careers, the demonstrations of what the painful price could be for a gay life in 1980s America, had never before been told with such respect.

Chambers' comedic dialogue, sensitivity to human nature and tender treatment of her characters help the play transcend preconceptions and show the universality of these women's journeys. (Goodreads) 

This landmark play is an emotional, funny, feel-good, and heart-wrenching story that speaks universally to audiences of all genders, identities, and lifestyles in a wonderful, entertaining, and insightful fashion.

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove is broadly considered to be one of the greatest scripts of its genre. With a cast of eight magnificently talented actors from throughout the Twin Cities theatre community, Century Playhouse is thrilled to be producing this important, all-female cast play staged in an intimate setting with the audience physically close to the action of the play. Seating is limited.

 

Tickets available at: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/37054 , and at the door (if tickets are still available)

 

Performances: February 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 @ 7:30PM and March 1 @ 2:00PM 

Location:

Century Playhouse

Century College West Theatre 

3401 Century Ave. N 

White Bear Lake, MN 55110 

 

For questions:

Century Playhouse: [email protected]

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The World Over by Keith Bunin

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Open Window Theatre
5300 S Robert Trl #400, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

$20-$34
Call 6126151515
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Presented by Open Window Theatre
  • Drama

“We’re all of us meant to be heroes”. Join us for the regional premiere of playwright Keith Bunin’s unforgettable tale of adventure, love, loss and redemption. Drawing on a vast array of influences from the Bible, to The Odyssey, to Shakespeare, The World Over masterfully speaks to the original beauty and goodness of the human person, while showing just how far we’ve fallen. At once wholly fantastical and profoundly truthful, Bunin never leaves us without humor or hope in this epic story of a man in search of his home. Adam believes he is the lost prince of Gildoray, but nobody else in the world believes that Gildoray even exists. Adam will journey the world over, battling monsters, enduring shipwrecks, and daring deeds of heroism, to search for his lost kingdom and save his people.

"THE WORLD OVER is exceeding wise: a profound, insightful, thought-provoking examination of the most fundamental aspects of our humanity.” -NYTheatre.com

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Blackout Improv

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

$5 - $25
Call 612-825-0459
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Presented by Pillsbury House Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

During a Blackout show, you’ll experience a dynamic comedy show that will entertain you, take a look at serious current events, and (hopefully!) challenge you. Laugh, listen and learn during a show that’s part sketch, part improv, and all hilarity.

Blackout Improv is an all-black improv troupe based in Minneapolis that’s a mix of comedy, social justice, and arts access. Their misson is to put more Black performers on more stages, to create comedic dialogue around serious truths, and to provide improv access for Black students. Blackout’s cast includes improvisers, standup comedians, musicians, classically trained actors, dancers, poets, writers, storytellers, and educators. Learn more at blackoutcomedy.org.

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Veneers

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$2-$15
Call 6123772285
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Presented by Novagrex, nurtured by Arts Nest
  • Drama
  • Experimental

VENEERS follows the story of Simon, who begins to doubt his reality while attending a housewarming party. Itching with curiosity, Simon escapes to the outer world and meets the gods who dwell there, but is disappointed to find that they hardly have any of the answers one would hope for. Perhaps there is a further reality beyond this one… and beyond that… and beyond that…

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