What Guys REALLY Want

Presented by Chain Reaction Theatre Project

Multiple venues

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120 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Saturday, February 9 7:00 pm
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Sunday, February 10 3:00 pm
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Friday, February 15 7:00 pm
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Sunday, February 17 6:30 pm
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Thursday, February 21 6:30 pm
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Sunday, February 24 3:00 pm
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Thursday, February 28 7:00 pm
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Friday, March 1 7:00 pm
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Sunday, March 3 3:00 pm
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Drama New work Minnesota premiere

The world premiere of “What Guys Really Want” features true, heartfelt stories of masculinity told from the male perspective and portrayed through a series of gripping vignettes.

The narrow definition of masculinity in our society creates a tremendous challenge for boys and men to be their true, authentic selves. Boys and men are inundated with negative messages from the media, movies, music, peers and family, as to how they should act and behave. Often these expectations contradict their true feelings.

This production raises awareness and creates a conversation about how masculinity is shaped and formed amongst boys and men — too often in an unhealthy way — and how we as a community can change that.

As with all productions, Chain Reaction Theatre Project is partnering with local social services organizations to spark discussion and inspire community action around the issues central to the play.

CREATED and DIRECTED by Shelley Smith with many contributing writers.

FEATURING: Naved Baysudee, Emily Carlson, Justin Cervantes, Elizabeth Efteland, Nolan Henningson, Mai See Lee, Eric Marinus, Jordan Mitchell and Evan Slack.

Performance Dates and Times: 

Saturday, 2/9, 7 pm, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 13000 St. David’s Road, Minnetonka

Sunday, 2/10, 3 pm, Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5011 31st Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Friday, 2/15, 7 pm, Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 11000 France Ave. S., Bloomington

Sunday, 2/17, 6:30 pm, ARTS-Us, 1221 Marshall Ave., St. Paul (in partnership with Breaking Free)

Thursday, 2/21, 6:30 pm, Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Rd., Eden Prairie (in partnership with the Eden Prairie Human Rights and Diversity Commission)

Sunday, 2/24, 3pm, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 North Berens Road, NW, Prior Lake

Thursday, 2/28, 7 pm, Cornerstone Advocacy, 1000 E. 80th St., Bloomington

Sunday, 3/1, 7 pm, Saints Mary and Martha Episcopal Church,  4180 Lexington Ave S, Eagan,

Sunday, 3/3, 3 pm, Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake