Sunday, April 8, 2018

1 pm

Familiar

1:00 pm

McGuire Proscenium Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

There’s something old, something new and something borrowed in this feisty, heart-warming play about a Zimbabwean-American family preparing for their daughter Tendi’s wedding. Marvelous and Donald have built their American dream in Minnesota, so when Tendi requests a traditional African blessing before marrying her white fiancé from Minnetonka and a surprise guest drops a bombshell, the rehearsal dinner can’t come soon enough. Family fireworks are interwoven with questions of cultural identity in this acclaimed play.

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Silent Sky

1:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope, Henrietta and her coworkers at the Harvard Observatory made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe that are still vital today, over a century later. If you liked the movie Hidden Figures, you won’t want to miss this “luminously beautiful play” that will change how you look at both the heavens and the earth.

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2 pm

The Canterville Ghost

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Comedy

The no-nonsense Otis family from New York buys an old mansion in rural England, scoffing at warnings of its fierce ghost. But it’s true – the spirit of Sir Simon Canterville has haunted his homestead for more than 500 years. The nobleman is appalled at this invasion by Americans and is determined to scare them out – or worse. This re-telling of the well-known short story is complete with the creaking floorboards and clanking chains of a traditional English ghost story and the wonderful humor of Oscar Wilde.

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She Loves Me

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

$25-$34
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Musical

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock
Directed by Scott Ford

This Tony Award-winning musical is set in a 1930’s European perfumery, we meet two shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye-to-eye. What they don’t know is that they both responded to the same “lonely hearts” advertisement in the newspaper. They each live for the love letters they receive from each other, without knowing that the other is the one writing them.

Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance.

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Corduroy

2:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

March 6-May 13, 2018

Corduroy
Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Commissioned World Premiere
Best enjoyed by preschool+

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night watchman find him and return him to his shelf before he can find this important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? The tender, enduring story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action! Don’t miss it!

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The Wolves

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$25-$47
Call 6128227063
Buy tickets online

Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

MARCH 31 - APRIL 29, 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m.

by Sarah DeLappe
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

FINALIST FOR THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA

The Wolves is a portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls, who just want to score some goals. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.

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The Basset Table

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N Saint Paul MN 55104

$18-$22
Call 651-645-5506
Buy tickets online

Presented by Persistent Theatre Productions
  • Comedy

The Basset Table by Susanna Centlivre, edited by Jane Milling, Broadview Press

"Strong women know how to play their cards." 

The gambling widow Lady Reveller and female scientist Valeria are not your typical 18th century women, these independent strong women must fight to keep doing what they love, in this progressive ahead of it's time restoration comedy, by one of the most prominent female playwrights of her time. 

“He that would gain my heart must learn the way not to control , but readily to obey."

Directed by Meggie Greivell

Stage Management by Sarah Wolf

Set and Property Design by Beth Anne Roe​

Costume Design by Rebecca Karstad

Lighting Design by Sarah Wolf

Movement Coach, Franklin Wagner

Dialect Coach, Meggie Greivell

​Featuring: Julie Ann Greif, Lana Bean, Alison Anderson, Bruce Abas, Kjer Whiting, Jody Bee, Tara Lucchino, Franklin Wagner, Don Larsson, Allison True, Amanda Thomm and Maureen Bourgeois. 

 

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FIVE POINTS

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$29 - $49
Call 612-339-3003
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theater Latte Da
  • Musical
  • Dance

FIVE POINTS

WORLD PREMIERE
April 4 – May 6, 2018
Ritz Theater

Book by Harrison David Rivers  
Music by Ethan D. Pakchar & Douglas Lyons
Lyrics by Douglas Lyons

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Denise Prosek
Choreography by Kelli Foster Warder

Featuring: Ben Bakken, Dieter Bierbrauer, Shinah Brashears, Ivory Doublette, Daniel Greco, John Jamison, Lamar Jefferson, Ann Michels, Thomasina Petrus, T. Mychael Rambo, Matt Riehle, Kendall Anne Thompson, Evan Tyler Wilson, and Alejandro Vega

New York City. 1863. Set amidst the tumult of the Civil War, Five Points chronicles the journeys of Willie Lane, a young African American performer at the famed Almack’s Dance Hall, and John Diamond, an Irish immigrant and former jig champion. Inspired by the confluence of African American and Irish cultures, and the birth of American tap dance, Five Points tells the story of two men who risk everything for the chance to be a part of the American Dream.

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GUYS and DOLLS

2:00 pm
Runs 135 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

Fran Loesser's celebrated Musical Comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway.  Guys & Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy for all ages!

Set in a mythical New York City, Guys & Dolls tells the tall of one Nathan Detroit, a guy who needs a venue for his "permanently established floating craps game." His best venue falls through and he needs money to underwrite an alternative option.  He turns to Sky Masterson, a high roller who will be on anything if the stakes are high enough.  Desperate for a sure thing, Nathan bets Sky he can't get a date with Sarah Brown, the earnest proprietor of the Save-a-Soul mission.  

Things don't go as planned and, along the way, you are treated to some of the most memorable Broadway tunes: Luck Be a Lady, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, Sue Me, A Bushel and a Peck... and more.

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Measure for Measure

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street St. Paul, Minnesota 55114

$18-$22
Call 612-721-1186
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre Unbound
  • Drama

If she accuses him, who will believe her? Theatre Unbound presents the world premiere of a text freshly restored by director Kate Powers to come closer than ever to what scholars believe Shakespeare originally wrote. Experience the #metoo story of Shakespeare’s time as only The Women’s Theatre can present it.

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5 pm

Corduroy

5:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Kids

March 6-May 13, 2018

Corduroy
Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Directed by Peter C. Brosius
A Children’s Theatre Company Commissioned World Premiere
Best enjoyed by preschool+

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Will the night watchman find him and return him to his shelf before he can find this important button? Will Lisa ever convince her mother to let her give the bear a home? The tender, enduring story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action! Don’t miss it!

Read more

WTF: The Women/Trans/Femme Playwriting Workshop

5:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Crane Studio
2303 Kennedy St NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

$15-$30
Call 408-316-8123
Buy tickets online

Presented by Raw Sugar in partnership with Theatre Unbound
  • Drama

New comedies from women-identified writers that challenge audiences to rethink their perspectives on gender, sexuality, privilege and community. The Festival includes three short plays that will be presented in rotation.

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7 pm

Familiar

7:00 pm

McGuire Proscenium Stage
818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

There’s something old, something new and something borrowed in this feisty, heart-warming play about a Zimbabwean-American family preparing for their daughter Tendi’s wedding. Marvelous and Donald have built their American dream in Minnesota, so when Tendi requests a traditional African blessing before marrying her white fiancé from Minnetonka and a surprise guest drops a bombshell, the rehearsal dinner can’t come soon enough. Family fireworks are interwoven with questions of cultural identity in this acclaimed play.

Read more

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

7:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

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

$15 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Matt and Christina Drayton are a progressive couple living in San Francisco. It is 1967 when their daughter Joanna arrives home unexpectedly with Dr. John Prentice, an African American doctor 11 years her senior. They’re in love and they want the Draytons’ blessing for their marriage – today. The Draytons have prided themselves on their liberal-mindedness, but now they are forced to put their values to the test. Based on the iconic film, this classic is a witty and insightful reflection on two families confronted by their prejudices.

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Petri Dish: 3PLAY

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night
  • Closing night

Fresh Oysters Performance Research
512 E 24th Street, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Skewed Visions
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Experimental

Curated by Skewed Visions founders, each 3PLAY  features new work by three artists. Three times a year, three artists are given development time in the studio and asked to create short new work for this time and place. The evening is split into three 15-20 minute sections and followed by an open conversation between audiences and artists.

April’s 3PLAY features new work by local artists Magic Dyke, Yonci Jameson (with Holo Lue Choy, Miles Jamison, and Keri Tap), and  Amal Rogers.

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MAGIC DYKE: Paper vs. Rock (Sore Loser) This piece is all about provocation, suspense, and revenge; the need for justice when you’ve been outsmarted by an unlikely enemy.

YONIC JAMESON: resilience explores the social expectations, the struggle with introversion and stagnancy, the expression of lived experiences, gender and spirituality through a musical-metaphysical lens.

AMAL ROGERS: Willness explores list making, remaking, and crossing things off of lists as a proxy for wellness.

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The Wolves

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$25-$47
Call 6128227063
Buy tickets online

Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

MARCH 31 - APRIL 29, 2018

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2 & 7:30 p.m.

by Sarah DeLappe
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

FINALIST FOR THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA

The Wolves is a portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls, who just want to score some goals. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors.

Read more

The Skriker

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Crane Theatre
2303 Kennedy St. NE Minneapolis MN 55413

$18-$20
Call 800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Fortune's Fool Theatre
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Fortune's Fool presents the regional premiere of a seldom-seen masterpiece by Caryl Churchill (Cloud 9, Top Girls). 

"Whatever you do, don't open the do don't open the door." Mankind is destroying the Earth. The Skriker, a malevolent shape-shifting fairy and death portent, leaves her underworld realm in search of revenge. In London, she finds two teenaged girls: Josie, who has murdered her young child, and Lily, who is pregnant. Speaking in riddles, changing her shape at every encounter, alternately promising glorious wishes and threatening physical harm, she seeks ownership of their souls by any means necessary. A wild chorus of dancing, pounding, singing spirits serves the Skriker in her pursuit.

Directed by Ben Layne, choreographed by Josiah Thompson, original music by Keith Hovis.

Cast: Megan Anderson, Brynn Berryhill, Mary Davis, Gabrielle Dominique, Leah Eckardt, Gail Estelle, Sheree Froelich, Keith Hovis, Stephanie Johnson, Nicole Laurenne, Ariel Leaf, Nissa Nordland, Michael Quadrozzi, Heather Jo Raiter, Haley Sisler, Josiah Thompson, and David Wasserman.

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Silent Sky

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
Buy tickets online

Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope, Henrietta and her coworkers at the Harvard Observatory made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe that are still vital today, over a century later. If you liked the movie Hidden Figures, you won’t want to miss this “luminously beautiful play” that will change how you look at both the heavens and the earth.

Read more
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