Tuesday, February 20, 2018

10 am

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

10:00 am
Runs 110 minutes

SteppingStone Theatre
55 VICTORIA ST N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Presented by SteppingStone Theatre
  • Drama
  • Kids

A full-length drama by Ed Shockley, adapted from the novel by Mildred D. Taylor.

Ten year old Cassie Logan knows a few things about life. She knows that her family is filled with love and strength and that the land they own will help them stand tall. Based on the Newberry-Award winning novel by Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry tells the story of a young girl growing up in 1933 Mississippi, and discovering that the world was not what she expected.

Recommended for grades 3 and up.

Run Time: 110 minutes with intermission

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1 pm

Legendary Ladies of Country

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ives Auditorium, Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437

$24 - $29
Call 952-948-6505
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Presented by Table Salt Productions
  • Musical

This musical, crafted to make audiences’ hearts sing, features songs of love, heartbreak, family and faith. Legendary Ladies of Country is a joyous celebration of the power and resilience women discover within themselves as they travel down life’s highway of young love, marriage, heartbreak (and revenge!), and motherhood. As they come to the far end of that journey, they find they have accumulated a wellspring of wisdom to pass along to their daughters, as the unbroken circle begins all over again.

The show pays tribute to current and legendary country greats such as The Carter Family (June, Carlene and Mother Maybelle), Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Kitty Wells, Lynn Anderson, Reba McEntire, The Judds, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Tammy Wynette, Patty Loveless, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Loretta Lynn and the Dixie Chicks.

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7 pm

Café Scientifique: Oddball Monkeys of Simien National Park

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St Mpls MN 55408

$5-$12 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Speaker: Caitlin Potter, Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Research Reserve, Presented by The Bell Museum
  • Cabaret/variety

The Bell Museum's Café Scientifique is a happy hour exchange of ideas about science, environment and popular culture that features experts from a variety of fields on diverse and often provocative topics.

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) $5-$12 sliding scale

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7:30 pm

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

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy


Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s The God of Vengeance – a play that follows a Jewish brothel owner and the lesbian romance between his daughter and a prostitute – Indecent charts the journey of a drama upheld as a groundbreaking piece of Jewish literature by some, and an act of obscenity by others. An ensemble of seven actors and three musicians portrays more than 40 roles to shed light on one of the most fascinating scandals in theater history. 

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21 Extremely Bad Breakups

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Red Eye Theater
15 West 14th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$10 - $26
Call 612-375-0300
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Why can’t you get it together, find someone nice, and just be happy with them, dammit?!

Imagine the worst breakup ever.

No: even worse than that.

Revel in the absurd fears, tender hopes, and unrealized fantasies that make us act like idiots. This charming new show about love and its many catastrophes is probably appropriate for a date. Or not. It depends on the date.

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8 pm

The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-Mic

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Kieran's Irish Pub
85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$5-10 sliding fee scale
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Presented by Word Sprout
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

Have you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt.

September 19th, 2017: feature performer LOREN NIEMI
October 17th, 2017: feature performer KYLE DEKKER
November 21st, 2017: feature performer WARD RUBRECHT
December 19th, 2017: feature performer TIM WICK
January 16th, 2018: feature performer DAVE STAGNER
February 20th, 2018: feature performer AMBER BJORK
March 20th, 2018: feature performer JOSHUA SCRIMSHAW
April 17th, 2018: feature performer TIM UREN
May 15th, 2018: feature performer HOWARD LIEBERMAN
June 19th, 2018: feature performer MATT ALLEX

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."

- H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet

“It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.”

– Hitara, Secrets of the City

“…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.”

Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek

“…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.”

“I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.”

“…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.”

– five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival)

7:30pm doors/open mic sign-up
Show at 8pm

Full bar and menu served during show
Kieran’s Irish Pub
85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
All ages venue, but we do not censor content!
$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button
Cash or credit

Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity
Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low

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8:00 pm
Runs 170 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theater
501 West 78th St. Chanhassen MN 55317

Call 952-9341550
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  • Comedy
  • Musical

Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her away in the last place anyone would expect – a convent!  It features an all-new original '70s disco score with lush and infectious songs by 8-time Oscar-winner, Alan Menken (Beauty and the BeastThe Little MermaidLittle Shop of HorrorsNewsies).  Set around the Christmas holidays, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she also rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

Many of the original cast members are returning to thrill and delight audiences!  Artistic Director Michael Brindisi shares, “There’s no doubt about it; this is a feel-good crowd-pleaser. They took a good movie and made it into an even better Broadway musical with a fresh, funny and fast-paced story and big glitzy musical numbers that will make people want to get up and dance.  With this astoundingly talented cast, we’re totally excited to ‘rock the rafters’ once again with this happy and uplifting show. And honestly, Sister Act is exactly what we need right now!”

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