Sunday, May 27, 2018

1 pm

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

1:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

  • Closing night

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

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

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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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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3 pm

Taking Shakespeare

3:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8
Call 888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Taking Shakespeare by John Murrell.  Featuring Linda Kelsey & John A.W. Stephens.  Directed by Peter Christian Hansen.  What is the power of art? And what should we make of our lives? An aging professor, questioning her relevance and ability, agrees to tutor a young slacker who is addicted to video games and failing academically. Despite their seemingly insurmountable differences, as they explore Shakespeare’s Othello together, both make unexpected discoveries about themselves and each other. A sharp, funny, and engaging play, perfectly suited for Gremlin’s intimate space.

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Carpe Momentum

3:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The Cowles Center
528 Henepin Ave Minneapolis MN 55403

Presented by Minneapolis Ballet Dancers
  • Dance

Location: Tek Box-2nd floor of Cowles Center
The effects of inevitable events seem to hold us back from what we truly want to do. Twin City dance choreographers (and Nritya Kalakshetra) reflect on this during Memorial Day Weekend by blending movement and live projected photography to capture moments, freezing them in time. Carpe Momentum encourages observers to "seize the moment"!

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4 pm

The Good Person of Szechwan

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

4:00 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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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!

Read more

6 pm

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

NW4W 2018: Works-in-Progress

7:00 pm

  • Closing night

Red Eye Theater
Red Eye Theater 15 W 14th St Mpls, MN 55403

$8 - $10
Call 612-870-0309
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Presented by Red Eye Theater
  • Experimental

WORKS-IN-PROGRESS 2018 opens the festival, May 24th – May 27th.  For five months the WIP artists have received full access to the theater, technical support, as well as feedback from their artistic peers as they develop their pieces. The process culminates in four public performances: a high-energy, delightfully diverse evening featuring a 15-minute excerpt from each of the five selected projects.

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Carpe Momentum

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

The Cowles Center
528 Henepin Ave Minneapolis MN 55403

Presented by Minneapolis Ballet Dancers
  • Dance

Location: Tek Box-2nd floor of Cowles Center
The effects of inevitable events seem to hold us back from what we truly want to do. Twin City dance choreographers (and Nritya Kalakshetra) reflect on this during Memorial Day Weekend by blending movement and live projected photography to capture moments, freezing them in time. Carpe Momentum encourages observers to "seize the moment"!

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8 pm

Bull by Mike Bartlett

8:00 pm
Runs 65 minutes

May 26-28: Element Boxing Gym; May 31-June 3: A-Mill Artist Lofts
Element Boxing Gym 655 Fairview Avenue North Saint Paul, MN, 55104 A-Mill Artist Lofts 315 SE Main St. Minneapolis, MN 55414

Presented by Hypnic Jerk Theatre
  • Comedy

This vicious comedy is an allegorical death match between business colleagues – full of bizarre power plays and one-upmanship – wherein one of three employees is allegedly going to be fired. 

Pop-up, Lights-on Theatre--Two weekends. Two Locations. Low Tech.

A modern morality—or amorality—play that keeps its adrenaline level high and, at the very end, raises it off the charts." —NY Times.

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