Sunday, May 6, 2018

1 pm

Natasha and the Coat - A World Premiere!

1:00 pm

Highland Park Community Center Theater
1978 Ford Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55116

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=73182
Call 6516474315
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Presented by Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
  • Comedy

Natasha and the Coat - A WORLD PREMIERE by critically acclaimed playwright Deborah Stein 

A hipster girl. An Orthodox guy. (And one fabulous fur coat!)

Natasha has just begun a fashion internship in an atelier in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When she clumsily spills coffee on a vintage fur coat, she takes it to a dry cleaner where the work of Yossi, an Hasidic Jew, results in beautiful restoration. As Natasha, eager to please her unknowing boss, brings more and more items for cleaning, the very different lives of these two 20-somethings intersect, opening up possibilities for what their futures may hold. Join MJTC for the world premiere of a poignant play about independence, self-exploration, and defining your dreams. 

ARTIST DAY @ MJTC
Tuesday, April 24, 1:00 p.m. performance
Artist’s ticket special: $12. 
We’re seeking resumes from directors, designers, actors, technicians. Interested in seeing our work? Send your resume to [email protected], then call 651-647-4315 to purchase your ticket for $12 to Natasha and the Coat.

CAST 
Avi Ahrohi as YOSSI
Muriel Bonertz as SYLVIA
Kim Kivens as FELICITY
Charles Numrich as MORDY
and Miriam Schwartz as NATASHA

PRODUCTION ARTISTS
Miriam Monasch - DIRECTOR
Michael Hoover - SCENIC DESIGNER
Lisa Conley - COSTUME DESIGN
C. Webster Marsh - LIGHTING DESIGN
C. Andrew Mayer - SOUND DESIGN
Liz Josheff Busa - PROPERTIES DESIGN
Joy Donley - STAGE MANAGER
Justin Hooper - ASSOCIATE SCENIC DESIGNER & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Deborah Stein - (PLAYWRIGHT)

TICKETS NOW ON SALE! 
Price range $23 - 38 
Box Office: 651-647-4315
http://mnjewishtheatre.org/

SPECIAL RATES: 
20's-30's Thursdays - $20 tickets for anyone aged 20-39 
Student Rush - Get a $12 ticket to ANY performance at the door (must show a valid student ID). 
Artist Rate - Submit your theater resume and get a $12 ticket to the Tuesday, April 24 at 1:00 p.m. performance. 
Groups of 10 or more receive a discount.
Call the box office at 651-647-4315 for more information.

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Persephone

1:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Closing night

Off-Leash Art Box
4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by Loom Lab
  • Dance
  • Experimental

Inspired by the creators personal narratives of mental health and mental illness, Persephone is an original interdisciplinary devised piece that is equal parts story and movement, which first premiered at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in August, 2017. Persephone speaks to the experience of living with a mental illness--the difficult moments, the support of others, and, most importantly, the moments of laughter and hope. What unfolds is a glimpse into the small corners of these characters lives, pushing past the typical tone that can befall stories of mental illness to offer an alternative fueled by levity and vulnerability. 

Featuring: Jasmine Porter, Crissy Tolson, Antonio Jordan, Julia Winkels, Addie Smith, and Megan Marcy

Directed by Mariah Larkin and Torre Edahl
Asst. Directed by Kathleen Willard
Video Design by Nadia Honary
Lighting Design by William Harmon
Original Music by Erik Ostrom

May 4th @ 7:30pm
May 5th @ 2:30pm and 7:30pm
May 6th @ 1pm

Persephone was originally devised in collaboration with Jennifer Pray, Alina Fateieva, Julia Bither, Kayla McCaffrey, and Kathleen Willard

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An Enemy of the People

1:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$15 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

An Enemy of the People follows Tom Stockmann, a geologist who discovers dangerous water pollution in the Springs, a highly anticipated resort that recently opened in his Norwegian town. In Tom’s mind, the path to a solution is clear: inform the public and close the resort to prevent a crisis. But gradually, he comes under fire – from his brother (the town’s mayor), to the press, to his neighbors and his own family – for wanting to publicize a problem that threatens to destroy the town’s economy and reputation. With ripped-from-the-headlines relevance, this high-intensity drama is a powerful investigation of ambition, integrity and the price we pay for truth.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

1:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$15-$35
Call 800-657-7025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears and dreams through hilarious and touching tunes. (And it’s not just about the spelling: the adult cast is ultra geek-chic in their middle school costumes!) Alan Bailey, director of such audience favorites as Souvenir and Sylvia, returns for this Tony Award-winning musical about friendship, sacrifice and valuable lessons in fair play.

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2 pm

A Wrinkle In Time

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

$13-$22
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Kids

By John Glore
Directed by Anne Byrd

In a new play by John Glore, adapted from the beloved 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, one of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murray, is back—braces, stubbornness, and all—to join forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace and more to battle malevolent forces so she can rescue her father, save humanity, and find herself.

For young people and adults alike, this enduring classic is filled with adventure, fantasy, and action, and leads to Meg proving, without question, that love CAN overcome evil.

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Into The Woods

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
  • Musical

Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale musical masterpiece combines some of your favorite tales: Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and others and explores what happens AFTER they live happily ever after.

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Hairspray Jr

2:00 pm
Runs 70 minutes

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

$7 - $15
Call 612-623-9080
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Presented by Youth Performance Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Hairspray Jr.

Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan

Music by Marc Shaiman

Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters

May 4 – 20, 2018

Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is set in 1962, where a lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." When her dream comes true, Tracy uses her newfound status to learn more about civil rights and to do what she can to help move integration forward in her community.

Themes: Civil rights, body size acceptance, segregation in U.S. history, personal courage, value of the arts

Recommended for grades 4 and up

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The Metromaniacs

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
  • Comedy

In aristocratic Paris, poets are the rock stars of the day, and young people have gone métromanie (“crazy for poetry”). And Damis has developed a particularly severe case – he’s fallen in love with the work of a mysterious poetess, not knowing that his idol is actually a middle-aged gentleman writing under a pen name. Plot twists, complications, and mistaken identities – all in rhymed verse – tumble to a happy ending in this new telling of a 1738 French farce. “…the language is golden…almost criminally enjoyable…”  –Washington Post

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Still Dance the Stars

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

$23 - $27
Call 763-493-8733
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Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Drama
  • Dance

A powerful love story with extraordinary heart, Still Dance the Stars follows the journey of James and Anne, a married couple facing unthinkable loss. Things go from bad to worse as their beloved dance studio is about to go under. Desperate, they discover an old box of stuffed animals, and the magic unfolds. Can one dance heal what has been broken? Whimsical, heart-warming and imaginative – this brand new play is truly a breathtaking gem! A must-see for dance-lovers! 

Featuring: Emily Madigan, Louisa Darr, Zachary Stofer, Vanessa Wasche, Corey Mills, Peter Colburn, Janet Hanson, Mary Fox, & Abigail Magalee

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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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WHOEVER YOU ARE

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

WHOEVER YOU ARE

Apr 20 – May 20, 2018

Book by Mem Fox
Illustrated by Leslie Staub
Adapted by Suzanne Maynard Miller. Music and lyrics by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs.

World Premiere!

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS

This spring we bring to life the poignantly inspiring story-poem by the popular, best-selling children’s author, Mem Fox. Every day, everywhere, all over the world, “Joys are the same, and love is the same, pain is the same, and blood is the same. Smiles are the same, and hearts are just the same.” Come with us as we soar to the heart of imagination with a world-premiere musical adaptation that weaves across cultures and generations to celebrate the bond that unites us all.

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is produced with permission of the author.

 

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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
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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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CRENSHAW

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

$12-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Kids

CRENSHAW

Apr 27 – May 19, 2018

Based on the book by Katherine Applegate
Originally published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing.

World Premiere Exclusive!

Age Recommendation: Ages 8 and Up

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This magically engaging story, proving that family, friendship and resilience are found in the heart of the imagination, will grace our Hopkins Jaycees Studio in May. Crenshaw is a cat. He’s large, he’s outspoken, and…he’s imaginary. This unforgettable creature comes into 10 year old Jackson’s life to help him and his family as they fall on hard times and may have to live in their minivan…again. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything? This world premiere adaptation, based on the touching book by the Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, confirms that friends matter—whether real or imaginary.

Copyright © 2015 by Katherine Applegate. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, inc.

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Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

2:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company in Partnership with The Old Vic (London)
  • Musical
  • Kids

April 17-June 10, 2018

Children’s Theatre Company in partnership with The Old Vic Present
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax 
Based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Adapted for the stage by David Greig
Music and lyrics by Charlie Fink
Directed by Max Webster 
Choreographer Drew McOnie
A U.S. Premiere by Children’s Theatre Company 
Best enjoyed by everyone

The silky soft tufts of the Truffula trees, are the perfect stuffs to knit the perfect Thneeds. But the first chop, chop of the perilous ax, begins the powerful tale of The Lorax. When the last tree of the forest falls, was it worth losing paradise for nothing at all? The most beloved environmental tale of all time, The Lorax will have you singing in Seussian rhymes!

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3 pm

Twelfth Night

3:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Schaar's Bluff at Spring Lake Park Reserve in Hastings MN
Schaar's Bluff at Spring Lake Park Reserve 8500 127th St E Hastings, MN 55033

Sliding scale $11 - $41
Buy tickets online

Presented by (lumin)theater lab
  • Comedy

Shipwrecked on the shores of a strange land, clever Viola assumes the guise of a messenger for Duke Orsino and finds herself the center of a fiery love triangle that pushes the boundaries of identity, passion and class. This fearless heroine matches wits with love-sick Orsino, loveless Malvolio and lovelorn Olivia.

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4 pm

WHOEVER YOU ARE

4:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

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

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

WHOEVER YOU ARE

Apr 20 – May 20, 2018

Book by Mem Fox
Illustrated by Leslie Staub
Adapted by Suzanne Maynard Miller. Music and lyrics by Sarah Durkee and Paul Jacobs.

World Premiere!

Age Recommendation:  All Ages

BUY TICKETS  GROUP TICKETS

This spring we bring to life the poignantly inspiring story-poem by the popular, best-selling children’s author, Mem Fox. Every day, everywhere, all over the world, “Joys are the same, and love is the same, pain is the same, and blood is the same. Smiles are the same, and hearts are just the same.” Come with us as we soar to the heart of imagination with a world-premiere musical adaptation that weaves across cultures and generations to celebrate the bond that unites us all.

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is produced with permission of the author.

 

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5 pm

Dr. Seuss's The Lorax

5:00 pm

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

Presented by Children's Theatre Company in Partnership with The Old Vic (London)
  • Musical
  • Kids

April 17-June 10, 2018

Children’s Theatre Company in partnership with The Old Vic Present
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax 
Based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Adapted for the stage by David Greig
Music and lyrics by Charlie Fink
Directed by Max Webster 
Choreographer Drew McOnie
A U.S. Premiere by Children’s Theatre Company 
Best enjoyed by everyone

The silky soft tufts of the Truffula trees, are the perfect stuffs to knit the perfect Thneeds. But the first chop, chop of the perilous ax, begins the powerful tale of The Lorax. When the last tree of the forest falls, was it worth losing paradise for nothing at all? The most beloved environmental tale of all time, The Lorax will have you singing in Seussian rhymes!

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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!

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6 pm

The Good Person of Szechwan

The Good Person of Szechwan at St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis

6:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis
2742 15th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55407

$10-$30
Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same time.

Directed by Michelle Hensley

Featuring Christina Baldwin, Sun Mee Chomet, Joy Dolo, Tyson Forbes, Elise Langer, Harry Waters Jr, Karen Wiese-Thompson and Max Wojtanowicz

We're at St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis May 3-6, 17-20, and May 24-27. (At Open Book May 10-13 and May 31-June 3.)

Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30pm. Sunday shows at 4pm (except May 6th at 6pm.)

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Disney's Newsies

6:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, Minnesota

$51 - $91
Call 952-934-1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly and his friends live day-by-day selling newspapers for pennies. When a publishing giant raises the price the Newsies pay - the Newsies declare a strike against all the publishing giants. Through courage, determination, and friendship the Newsies are ready to take a stand and seize the day!

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7 pm

Twelfth Night

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Schaar's Bluff at Spring Lake Park Reserve in Hastings MN
Schaar's Bluff at Spring Lake Park Reserve 8500 127th St E Hastings, MN 55033

Sliding scale $11 - $41
Buy tickets online

Presented by (lumin)theater lab
  • Comedy

Shipwrecked on the shores of a strange land, clever Viola assumes the guise of a messenger for Duke Orsino and finds herself the center of a fiery love triangle that pushes the boundaries of identity, passion and class. This fearless heroine matches wits with love-sick Orsino, loveless Malvolio and lovelorn Olivia.

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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
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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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An Enemy of the People

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$15 - $77
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

An Enemy of the People follows Tom Stockmann, a geologist who discovers dangerous water pollution in the Springs, a highly anticipated resort that recently opened in his Norwegian town. In Tom’s mind, the path to a solution is clear: inform the public and close the resort to prevent a crisis. But gradually, he comes under fire – from his brother (the town’s mayor), to the press, to his neighbors and his own family – for wanting to publicize a problem that threatens to destroy the town’s economy and reputation. With ripped-from-the-headlines relevance, this high-intensity drama is a powerful investigation of ambition, integrity and the price we pay for truth.

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Under This Roof by Barbara Kingsley

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Guthrie Theater Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

$9
Call 612-377-2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Guthrie Theater/ Full Circle Theater Company
  • Drama

The Guthrie Theater Presents a Full Circle Theater Company production of UNDER THIS ROOF by Barbara Kingsley

World Premiere directed by James A. Williams in The Dowling Studio

May 4 - 20, 2018 

Tickets: $9 | https://www.guthrietheater.org/  or by phone: 612.377.2224

“This is a love story.  It’s about mature love, marriage, romantic love, and familial love,” says director James Williams.  Set in the late 1940s against the backdrop of post-WWII recovery in America, this four- character, two-act play takes place in the segregated black neighborhood of Central Cleveland, where characters Mamie and Raymond Warren reside.  Mamie desperately needs household help after her husband has a serious accident. On the recommendation of a friend, Mamie hires a down-on-her-luck woman named Bessie, whose arrival brings surprises and new challenges. In this setting, Under this Roof explores themes of mature love, family, disability, and race on an ever-shifting axis, with often-unexpected comic, painful, and heartfelt results.

ARTISTS:
Director: James A. Williams
Assistant Director: Roxane Battle

Cast Members:  Yolande Bruce, Brian A. Grandison, Laura Esping,  and Nathan R. Stenberg

Dramaturg:  Stephanie Lein Walseth
Production Disability Consultant:  MacGregor Arney

Designers: Katharine Horowitz, sound; Tom Barrett, lighting; Michael Burden, set and props; Amber Brown, costumes

Performance Dates:
May 4        Friday            PREVIEW PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 5        Saturday       OPENING PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.  
May 6        Sunday           PERFORMANCE 7:00 p.m.

May 9 Wednesday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 10 Thursday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 11 Friday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 12 Saturday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.  
May 13 Sunday   PERFORMANCE 7:00 p.m.

May 16 Wednesday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 17 Thursday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m. **ASL Interpreted, Audio Described, Open Captioned
May 18 Friday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 19 Saturday 2 PERFORMANCES 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.  
May 20 Sunday   FINAL PERFORMANCE 1:00 p.m.

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