Monday, August 6, 2018

7 pm

WHALES

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Ritz Theater Mainstage
345 13 Ave Northeast, Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Minnesota Fringe and Hit The Lights! Theater Co.
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Hit the Lights! Theater Co. is pleased to present their original shadow play WHALES. Inspired by punk rock, interactive game shows, documentaries, and Herman Melville’s seminal masterpiece Moby-Dick, Hit the Lights! Theater Co. invites you to catch a glimpse of the world that brought us a certain legendary white whale and the men that hunt him. Diving into the unknown, HTL! explores the classic title using their iconic shadow puppetry, the interplay between darkness and light, rock and roll sea shanties, and all the curiosity and terror of the sea.

HIT THE LIGHTS! THEATER CO. is an award-winning company created out of an artistic agreement to tell simple stories through unconventional ways. Using found materials, cardboard and various sources of light, HTL! specializes in the transformation of the ordinary into the extraordinary. HTL! also focuses on the interplay between darkness and light, utilizing shadow puppetry as the lifeblood of their storytelling. The company is comprised of six experienced multidisciplinary artists: puppeteers, actors, musicians, artisans and everything in between. 

More info: www.hitthelights.org

Appropriate for Ages 13 + years (adult language)

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Saree-ously Speaking? Uff-Da!

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Rarig Center [Thrust Theatre]
330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Presented by Mollywood Productions
  • Comedy
  • Dance

A wealthy family of Indian descent relocates to a small town in Minnesota for an unsurpassable opportunity. Hilarity ensues as the tight-knit community intersects with the new residents. Emotions are high, especially when the men foresee uncertainty about jobs at the plant, women are experimenting with chai and hot-dishes and who knows how the teenagers are bonding.  Will the Indian family be cooking Lutefisk and baking seven-layer bars or will the locals be gyrating to Bollywood rhythms?

Enjoy a unique story with witty characters, diverse cast, comedy, drama, colorful  ethnic dances and riveting music.

All proceeds from the show would directly support and benefit Chance Foundation. Chance Foundation believes that all children deserve a fair chance for basic education, healthy environment and a bright future. Your presence will help empower under privileged children by providing resources for education, health and life skills development. To learn more about chance, visit their website at http://chanceforthem.com
 

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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
  • 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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10 pm

Rejection

10:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Augsburg University Mainstage
625 - 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented by Theatre Corrobora
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Five friends become subjects in a study on intimacy, forcing them to be honest about their relationships. ‘Rejection’ explores how much a little bit of truth can alter lives and outlooks on love. Theatre Corrobora, a four-time Fringe producer, encore winner and TCAR Editor’s Pick (It Always Rained in Paris, 2016), presents a new original play about digital-age dating.
 

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