Sunday, October 29, 2017

11 am

Revolution Church

11:00 am

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

Free!
Call 6128258949

  • Kids

Revolution strives to provide an all-inclusive space where transparency, honesty, hope and doubt are welcomed and encouraged.  It is a place that seeks to embody grace.  Plus it's a church in a bar with a bowling alley, what's not to like?

 

http://www.revolutionchurch.com/

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12 pm

PlayLabs: Playwriting Fellows Showcase

12:00 pm

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Playwrights' Center
2301 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Free
Call (612) 332-7481
Buy tickets online

Presented by Playwrights' Center
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Join the Playwrights' Center for our annual PlayLabs Playwriting Fellows Showcase.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at noon

Scenes from new work by: Benjamin Benne, Mia Chung, Jessica Huang, Rachel Jendrzejewski, Tim J. Lord, Stacey Rose, Tori Sampson, Mfoniso Udofia, and Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay

Director: Kate Powers
Stage manager: Mawrgyn Roper

Ticket are free. Details and reservations: https://pwcenter.org/fellows-showcase-2017

PlayLabs runs October 23-29, 2017 and features two readings each of three new plays by Playwrights’ Center Core Writers, a showcase of scenes by the 2017-18 playwriting fellows, and a party celebrating the theater community. All events are free and open to the public. See the schedule and reserve your seats at https://pwcenter.org/playlabs.

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Balloonacy

12:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

October 3- November 12, 2017

Balloonacy
By Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Best enjoyed by preschoolers

Imagine a single balloon changing one person’s life forever. It starts so simply: A balloon drifts through the window of a lonely old man’s home on his birthday. Then something surprising happens—then something silly, wonderful and so blissfully fun that you barely notice you’ve learned something special about friendship along the way. Perfectly designed with the preschooler in mind, rediscover play in this back by popular demand production!

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2 pm

Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr.

2:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wis.

$13-$25
Call 715.386.8409
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Phipps Children's Theater
  • Musical
  • Kids

“Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.,” with the book by Kevin Del Aguila, and original music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan, will be produced by The Phipps Children’s Theater October 27-November 19 on Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1 and 4 p.m., as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wis.

This faithful musical adaptation of the popular DreamWorks animated film is filled with outlandish characters, adventure, and an upbeat score. 

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world. They find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

John H. Potter directs a cast of 26 talented area students in grades 10-12, Erin Maher is the music director, and Mackenzie Lewis is the choreographer.

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Apartment 101

2:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Presented by Sparkle Theatricals
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Be enchanted by close-up sleight of hand feats and contemplate captivating tales about Time. Apartment 101 is more than an everyday magic show - are you curious? Use code MAGIC101 for $15 off each ticket.

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Balloonacy

2:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

October 3- November 12, 2017

Balloonacy
By Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Best enjoyed by preschoolers

Imagine a single balloon changing one person’s life forever. It starts so simply: A balloon drifts through the window of a lonely old man’s home on his birthday. Then something surprising happens—then something silly, wonderful and so blissfully fun that you barely notice you’ve learned something special about friendship along the way. Perfectly designed with the preschooler in mind, rediscover play in this back by popular demand production!

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DRACULA

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE Mpls 55413

$15-$45
Call 877-508-7890
Buy tickets online

Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Co
  • Musical
  • Dance

DRACULA

October 27- November 5, 2017-Ritz Theater

For tickets visit www.collidetheatrical.org

“Collide is the best-kept secret in Twin Cities theater.” -Twin Cities Live

“Fast-paced and enormously entertaining!”-Pamela Espeland- MN Post Dracula  Review 2015.

COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company returns with their hit production of “Dracula” just in time for the Halloween season! Our modern twist on the classic Bram Stoker novel, at The Ritz features ten professional dancers, two vocalists and a live band in a moving re-telling of the well-known tale.

The energetic pop music score featuring songs by artists such as Bon Jovi, Nirvana, and The Foo Fighters will lure you into a world of passion, lust and          

love.  Featuring Michael Hanna (Park Square’s “Romeo & Juliet”) in the title role, as well as local dance favorites Renee Guittar (Ordway’s “A Chorus Line”), Andrea Mislan (Cirque Du Soleil), and Rush Benson (Flying Foot Forum).

The production is choreographed by COLLIDE Artistic Director Regina Peluso with direction by Joshua Campbell. Vocalist Katie Gearty (“Hookers $ Blow”) headlines the live music directed by Doug Rodhe.

"DRACULA truly is a perfect collision of dance, music, and theater..... a new and exciting form of storytelling."-Broadwayworld.com

Photo by Bill Cameron featuring Michael Hanna (Dracula), Rebecca Abroe & Alannah Renstrom

Performance Dates/Times:

Oct 27 7:30pm (Preview)- Oct 28 2:00pm (Preview)- Oct 28 7:30pm (Press Opening)- Oct 29 2:00pm- Oct 31 8:00pm*- Nov 1 7:30pm- Nov 2 7:30pm- Nov 3 7:30pm- Nov 4 7:30pm- Nov 5 2:00pm

*October 31 Halloween Show is “Develish Dracula” night- parental discretion advised. All other performances are family-friendly.

Tickets available at www.collidetheatrical.org.

VIP-$45.00 - includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer, reserved table seating and an invitation to the Opening Night reception with the cast and crew.

Adult General Admission-$34.00

Student/Senior-$26.00

Group Discount available by contacting [email protected]

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The Murder Room

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Discovery Auditorium
214 1st Ave. NE Buffalo, MN 55313

$8.00-$16.00
Call 612-404-0228
Buy tickets online

Presented by Buffalo Community Theater
  • Comedy

The Murder Room is a unique blend of thrills and farce set on a small estate in northern England, where betrayal, confusion about shots being fired, and the absence of a body provide a mysterious and hilarious experience that will keep audiences in gleeful suspense. 

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SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

Sept 29 – Oct 29, 2017

Stage play by Joe Troiano
Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes and the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano.
Lyrics by Joe Troiano.
Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn

© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC.

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

Catch it again or for the first time! Spookley the Square Pumpkin sprouts back into our Hopkins Jaycees Studio for an encore performance this autumn! When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. Even after his new friends—the boisterous spiders Edgar, Allen and Poe—try to convince him to run for the Pick of the Patch contest, Spookley still isn’t sure he has what it takes. However, a threatening storm may just give Spookley the inspiration to discover his own worth. This imaginative puppetry extravaganza filled with memorable music will surely encourage you to “dare to be square!”

© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC

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Independence By Lee Blessing

2:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts Black Box
1800 West Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN

$19-$25
Call 651-788-3701
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama

Independence

by Lee Blessing

Directed by Callie Meiners

October 27 - November 12, 2017

In the Black Box at the Bloomington Center for the Arts

Three sisters converge on Independence, Iowa, the home of their ailing mother, to confront long buried grievances and resolve the issues that tore their family apart. A challenging domestic drama, Lee Blessing’s classic play is a heartfelt exploration of the knots that form in the ties that bind us.

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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Life Could Be a Dream

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30 - $40
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical

Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract and realizing their dreams of making it to the big time!

Hear hits like: Fools Fall in Love, Tears on my Pillow, Unchained Melody, Runaround Sue, and of course, Life Could Be a Dream.

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Flavio Betrayed: A Commedia

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E. Main Street Anoka, MN 55303

$21-$30
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Comedy

Flavio Betrayed - A Commedia 
Oct 13 - 29, 2017

By Scott Ford
This high-spirited comedy, written by Resident Director Scott Ford, is filled with disguise, deceit, insults, romance, friendship, stinky cheese, and contemporary pop culture references. It follows the delightfully convoluted story of our hero Flavio, whose best friend is trying to steal the hand of his beloved Isabella, while her father attempts to marry her off to another suitor who is considerably past his prime. It is up to Isabella’s faithful and clever servant Pedrolino to dodge danger and keep them together.

Scott Ford’s ridiculously silly play had its world premiere performance at Anoka Ramsey Community College and Lyric Arts couldn’t be more proud to give this show its professional debut.

 

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The Mystery Of Irma Vep

2:00 pm

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave. White Bear Lake, MN

$25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student
Call 6514295674
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Comedy

A hilarious mixture of farce, romance, melodrama, and suspense! Two actors play numerous different characters in this fast-paced whodunit that will leave you breathless!

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William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Park Square Theatre's Proscenium Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$27 - $60
Call 651-291-7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama

Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father appears, claiming the uncle murdered him – driving Hamlet to avenge a crime that may or may not be a product of his own imagining. Grand in scope, rich in language, this classic story of haunting, both literal and metaphorical, ranks among Shakespeare’s finest masterpieces. A world premiere adaptation, adapted and directed by Joel Sass.

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Suddenly Last Summer

2:00 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis MN 55454

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

Considered one of the most poetic – and shocking – plays of Tennessee Williams. A prominent New Orleans family is mourning the sudden death of its only son, Sebastian. The grief of his mother Violet is matched only by her determination to silence her niece Catharine – whose memories of Sebastian’s final days are so traumatic that she’s been committed to an asylum. If Violet has her way, the doctors will cut those memories out of Catharine’s brain forever.

“…Williams at the peak of his talent…his most devastating statement about corruption in the world.”  –New York Times

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Harold

Harold

2:30 pm
Runs 55 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454

$10 - $15 (4 show Passes Available for $56)
Buy tickets online

Presented by Four Humors
  • Drama

Based on the best of campfire ghost stories, Harold is a horrific comedy that delves into the deepest fears of our own imaginations and the animal instincts of the human psyche. 

Two brothers drive their herd deep into the mountain to graze. Isolated from the outside world, they build a scarecrow for their amusement; Harold. They show Harold amazing kindness and they show Harold amazing cruelty, until one day, Harold starts repaying the favor. 

Winner of the Critic's Pick Award at the 2010 Cincinnati Fringe Festival and the show that started the Twin Cities Horror Festival, Harold returns to the Tiwn Cities this October. 

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3 pm

A Mighty Fortress - Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony

3:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

King of Kings Lutheran Church
1583 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125

$0

Presented by The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO)
  • Musical

The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is proud to announce the first program of its 2017-2018 Season of Celebrations concert season.  A Mighty Fortress will be presented on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1583 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN. Corresponding with the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the centerpiece of A Mighty Fortress will be Felix Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony, and will feature performances by the King of Kings Lutheran Church’s King’s Choir, Brass Ensemble, and JuBELLation Handbell Choir.  Admission to this concert is free.  Free will offerings in support of the orchestra’s work in the community are always appreciated.  Visit EMSO’s website for more information.

 

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Goosebumps-Phantom of the Auditorium

Goosebumps-Phantom of the Auditorium

3:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria Street N, Saint Paul, MN

$8-16
Call 651-225-2965
Buy tickets online

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

WHEN MYSTERIOUS EVENTS BREAKOUT IN THE THEATER, NO ONE KNOWS IF IT’S JUST STAGE JITTERS OR THE  WORK OF…THE PHANTOM!

Join Brooke and Zeke as their dreams of stardom in their school’s hit musical, The Phantom, turn into a (slightly) spooky adventure. Is the curse real? Will the show go on? What lurks beneath the stage? Prepare to get “Goosebumps.” Based on the beloved series from R.L. Stine.

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The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society

3:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

James J. Hill Center
80 West 4th Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

$15 per person ($20 at door)
Call 6512655430
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ghoulish Delights
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Join us at the James J. Hill Center for stories from the classic old-time radio vault, complete with historical notes and trivia. The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society restages the great horror and suspense shows from the golden age of radio, including tales from Suspense, Lights Out Everybody, The Witch’s Tale, The Shadow, and more. Each episode is performed live on stage with five actors playing multiple roles AND producing all of the sound effects.

“Wonderful people, beautiful place, and an artistic experience that I’ll remember forever!”  – Previous Attendee

Date: Sunday, September 24th
Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Fee: $15 per person ($20 at door)
For group rates, call 651.265.5430
Doors open at 2:45pm with pre-show music by Kings of Cole

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4 pm

Balloonacy

4:00 pm

Children's Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

October 3- November 12, 2017

Balloonacy
By Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Original Production
Best enjoyed by preschoolers

Imagine a single balloon changing one person’s life forever. It starts so simply: A balloon drifts through the window of a lonely old man’s home on his birthday. Then something surprising happens—then something silly, wonderful and so blissfully fun that you barely notice you’ve learned something special about friendship along the way. Perfectly designed with the preschooler in mind, rediscover play in this back by popular demand production!

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Reverend Matt's Monster Science

4:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Monster Science Productions
  • Comedy

The smorgasbord of intriguing facts and comedy jokes known as Reverend Matt's Monster Science comes to the glorious Twin Cities Horror Festival! Three different informative comedy talks on three different topics, each of them one of the classic Universal monsters!

Sunday, October 29th, 4pm: "Frankenstein: D-Bag." A complete history of the permutations and the meaning of one of the greatest monsters of the modern age.

Thursday, November 2nd, 10pm: "Neck Romance." A cross-cultural examination of global vampire stories; plus probably some choice words about "Twilight."

Saturday, November 4th, 7pm: "How to Contract Lycanthropy." Because sometimes you need practical advice.

Each show just under an hour long!

Reverend Matt's Monster Science: Part science. Part comedy. All monsters. Come and see!

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Electra at Open Book

4:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$10-$30
Call 6122039502
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

Ever since her mother killed her father, Electra's life has gone from bad to worse.  Now, she's plotting revenge with the help of a mysterious stranger, the neighborhood wives and an old friend, and hoping a little payback will turn things around.

Directed by Rebecca Novick
Featuring Michelle Barber, Kurt Kwan, Audrey Park, Thomasina Petrus, Mikell Sapp, Ricardo Vazquez and Karen Wiese-Thompson

At Open Book Oct 13-15, 26-29 and Nov 2-5 and at Indigenous Roots Oct 19-22

Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30pm.  Sunday shows at 4pm.

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Apartment 101

4:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Presented by Sparkle Theatricals
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Be enchanted by close-up sleight of hand feats and contemplate captivating tales about Time. Apartment 101 is more than an everyday magic show - are you curious? Use code MAGIC101 for $15 off each ticket.

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7 pm

Life's Parade

7:00 pm

  • Closing night

Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th Street Minneapolis, MN 55403

$8 - $25
Call 612-870-0309
Buy tickets online

Presented by Red Eye Theater
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Your heart pounds, palms sweat. You fall into each other’s arms, while all around you the music swells, the credits roll, the perfect ending to your epic love story. But what happens when real life punctures the romantic movies of your dreams?

Life's Parade is written by Katharine Sherman and conceived & directed by Steve Busa

FEATURING: 
Ricardo Beaird, Gretchen Grunzke, Katherine Kupiecki, Kevin McLaughlin, Teresa Mock and Miriam Must

DESIGN + PRODUCTION:
Liz Josheff, Kundan Kumar, Dolo McComb, Skyler Nowinski, Søren Olsen

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A Discourse on Time

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street Minneapolis, MN

$10/$8 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Stephen Rowe and Mischa Kegan
  • Musical
  • Experimental

A dead and dying mixed media mix tape. Very old and brand-new music performed live in real time. A soundtrack for right now and then. Various ruminations on the history and current state of things as we sit in a dark room and actively work to find a moment together.

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SPEECHLESS

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

$10 - $32
Call (612) 333-7977
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Moving Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

When the weight of the world lies shattered on the ground, and you find yourself at a loss for….. what then…? Supported by music from Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Mozart, and more, five brave souls, dumbstruck, forage for a way forward. From the artists who brought you REFUGIA this past spring at the Guthrie, comes a raw new creation of movement theatre.

Directed by Dominique Serrand

Featuring: Heidi Bakke, Holo Lue Choy, Steven Epp, Masanari Kawahara, Nathan Keepers 

Thursdays - Sundays, 7:30pm. OCTOBER 12th - NOVEMBER 4th at The Lab Theater

TICKETS: FIRST 2 WEEKS

  • General Admission: $20
  • Group of 10+: $12
  • Student Group of 10+: $10

TICKETS: LAST 2 WEEKS

  • General Admission: $32
  • Student Tickets: $20
  • Group of 10+: $22
  • Student Group of 10+: $15
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8 pm

SKIN by Oya Mae Duchess-Davis

8:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454

$15.16 + tax
Buy tickets online

Presented by Dangerous Productions
  • Drama
  • Experimental

A plastic surgeon offers black women a chance to change their appearance, free of charge. This new horror play cuts into the complexity of black skin in America, and the role white supremacy and privilege have played in making it into a prison. 

This year, Dangerous Productions has partnered up with local playwright Oya Mae Duchess Davis to create SKIN. This terrifying new production explores themes of racism, colorism, cultural identity, and white privilege, peeling back layers of "Minnesota nice" to reveal a very scary underside. ​Bloody, violent, and NOW.

 

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