Monday, July 24, 2017

7 pm

Time To Burn

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55407

Presented by Red Bird Theatre
  • Drama

Red Bird Theatre’s production of Time to Burn, by Charles L. Mee, Jr., places people living on the margins of society center stage.  Set in an abandoned, disintegrating factory in Chicago, the play examines the lives of those the system is working to make invisible – immigrants, Muslims, gays, people of color and addicts.  Performed by a diverse cast, in multiple languages and dialects, Time to Burn puts faces on the issues and makes the political personal. 

July 20 - 30

7:30pm

Pillsbury House Theatre

PWYC available on select performance

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The Elephant Man

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre
  • Drama

Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” In 19th-century England, John Merrick is born with a genetic condition that leaves him horribly disfigured. First viewed as a carnival sideshow freak, he is ultimately embraced by the highest levels of English society. As Merrick struggles to understand what it means to be human, he imparts on others a lesson about dignity and ultimately proves that true beauty lies in the eye – and the soul – of the beholder.

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’66: Talkin’ Bout My Generation

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th St.

$18 - $26
Call 612-874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Musical

Created and performed by Chronofon Productions: Bradley Greenwald, Diana Grasselli, Prudence Johnson, and Dan Chouinard.

With guitarist Dean Magraw and bassist Gary Raynor.

See the show that sold out at Open Eye last year!

This IS your generation! Remember 1966 in this rocking throw-back concert of music and history. Chronofon Productions reflects on this turbulent time and the impact it has had on our cultural perceptions and social fabrics of the day, then and now. Presented as a radio show — complete with DJ personalities, tips of the day, and ongoing news — you’ll hear stories and songs from this era we lived through and can’t forget. You won’t want to miss it!

Hear songs from 1966 including "Summer in the City," "Monday, Monday," "Secret Agent Man," "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'," "Sounds of Silence," and many more performed in imaginative arrangements by these artists. Even Dean Magraw leaves his guitar behind to bring a surprising and relevant vocal performance to "Ain't that Peculiar?"!

About Chronofon Productions

Chrono - (pertaining to time) fon - (abbreviation of "fonic", describing something we hear, such as music or a recording of music.

Chronofon Productions is a confluence of four principle Minnesota performing artists — Dan Chouinard, Diana Grasselli, Bradley Greenwald and Prudence Johnson — who together, conceive, research, write, design, direct, and perform musical chronicles of past and present artists, time periods, and places. Their diverse voices and writing and directorial styles complement and challenge one another, to develop dynamic, theatrical concerts for audiences of all ages and eco-ethnic backgrounds.

The artistic goals set forth by this group of experienced collaborators include successfully representing the artistic merit and significance of their subjects through the exploration and exposition of its music, art, culture, and social mirrors, while executing the material with depth, style, innovation and humor.

In collaboration with the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and Open Eye Figure Theatre, and with support from The Minnesota Regional Arts Council, Chronofon has created sold-out productions for the past several years, including Weill & Brecht - The Berlin Years; Jacques Brel: When We Have Only Love and '66: Talkin' Bout My Generation.

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Goddess

Ritz Theater
345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

$15 for Single Tickets or $30 for a Three-Show Pass (Please call for the Pass)
Call 6123393003
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Presented by Theater Latté Da
  • Musical

Conceived by Saheem Ali & Mkhululi Z. Mabija
Music by Michael Thurber
Book by Jocelyn Bioh
Lyrics by Mkhululi Z. Mabija, Michael Thurber, Jocelyn BiohSaheem Ali

Directed by Saheem Ali
Music Direction by Sanford Moore

Goddess is a contemporary spin on an ancient folk tale about Marimba, the deity of music.  Set in the East African port of Mombasa, at the steamy jazz club Moto Moto, it tells the story of Nadira, the club’s beautiful headliner and the fate of the men drawn to her siren song. With a score that draws from jazz, afrobeat and taarab, Goddess is a story about love, destiny, and the confluence of traditional beliefs with the modern world.

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