Sunday, November 4, 2018

(All day)

Second Skin

(All day)
Runs 60 minutes

  • Closing night

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave

Presented by Playable Artworks
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Erin Olson is a fourth generation medium, a person who talks to spirits. Unfortunately, her recent death has hindered her ability to work. Now she needs an assistant, a conduit to the living world. You're invited to interview for this position. Come along and try your hand at contacting the spirit realm, but know that whether or not the spirits can be put to rest is up to you. This audio-driven, site-specific adventure for a single audience member takes you around the West Bank neighborhood, and is powered by an interactive app.

Second Skin makes you the protagonist in an interactive horror adventure. Wear comfy shoes, bring your cell phone, and dress for the weather, because your journey will take you away from the safety of the Southern Theater. Ticket holders will also have access to extra pre-show materials set in the world of the play, which can offer a different perspective on the story.

You must book your ticket in advance for this experience. No tickets will be available at the door. Answers to FAQs can be found here.

Accessibility: the route of Second Skin involves ascending a flight of steps. If you need step-free or wheelchair accessible access, we have an alternate route available for performances before 4pm on Saturday, or e-mail [email protected] to make other arrangements. Other accessibility requests can be addressed to the same email.

Second Skin is intended to be experienced solo. If you have concerns about exploring the West Bank on your own, we invite you to purchase a Buddy System pass. This will admit you and a friend to the show. Note that one person will be driving the experience, and the other will be listening in, kind of like a ghost following you around. If you want to experience the show alone, select a "Solo" $20 ticket. E-mail [email protected] with questions.

​Performances take place frequently throughout the Festival. A full schedule is available here.

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2 pm

The Matchbox Theater

OLEANNA by David Mamet

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Matchbox Theater
5415 1/2 Nicollet Avenue S, SW Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

$10 - $25
Call 6122238664
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Presented by The Matchbox Theater
  • Drama

OLEANNA, appearing at The Matchbox Theater (TMT) October 12- November 4, is a seething investigation of political correctness during a time when the nation’s morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment. This dramatic play was written by Pulitzer-winning playwright, David Mamet, and stars Tara Lucchino and Paul Somers. This production is directed by TMT’s Producing Artistic Director, Douglas Stewart.

Friday/Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 2pm

Reserve Tickets Recommended: or Call 612-223-8664. Pay what you can will be honored for any performance to any actor on a standby basis after all paid reservation patrons have been seated. You must mention the password: MINNESOTA PLAYLIST


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FML: how Carson McCullers saved my life

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

$7 Students, $12 Faculty/Staff/Alumni, $17 Public
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Presented by University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
  • Drama

FML: how Carson McCullers saved my life
By Sarah Gubbins
Directed by Kym Longhi
Presented on the Larry Liu Stage in the Kilburn Theatre

Jo is in her junior year of high school in LaGrange, Illinois. She develops an ambiguous relationship with Emma, the new transfer student. She is assigned to read The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and immediately identifies with the main character as an outsider that is perpetually misunderstood. FML: how Carson McCullers saved my life is a story about the transformative power of literature to alter the way we view the larger world, finding a sense of belonging and being true to yourself even when others tell you not to. Minnesota Premiere.

Estimated Run Time: 90 Minutes
Tickets: $7 Students, $12 Faculty/Staff/Alumni, $17 Public

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

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The Clean House

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114

Call 612-721-1186
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Presented by Theatre Unbound
  • Comedy

A cleaner who hates to clean, a doctor whose husband is struck down by love for a patient, and the quest for the perfect joke. Sarah Ruhl is a winner of the MacArthur Foundation Genius grant. Her plays include Eurydice and In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play. Award-winning director Carolyn Levy last worked with Theatre Unbound on best-seller The Good Fight.

Cast: Ellen Apel, Lynda J. Dahl, Jasmine Porter, Craig Turino, Laura Wiebers. Creative Team: Grace Barnstead, Sarah Brandner, Keara Hannan, Jayce Hanson, Jenny Moeller, Patricia Santos, Inna Skogerboe

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Seussical Jr.

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

Anoka Middle School for the Arts, Fred Moore Campus
1523 S 5th Ave, Anoka, MN 55303

$3 _ $10
Call 763-506-3667
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Presented by Anoka Middle School for the Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

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Sister Act

2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wisconsin

Call 715.386.8409
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Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner

Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane 

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard


In this joyful musical comedy, a disco diva hiding from the Mob in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own in a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

2:00 pm
Runs 200 minutes

Bloomington Center for the Arts: Blackbox
1800 W. Old Shakopee Road Bloomington, MN

Call 952-232-0814
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Presented by The Chameleon Theatre Circle
  • Drama

“I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this,” states Randall P. McMurphy in the captivating and controversial One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. To avoid a long prison sentence, McMurphy is able to get himself committed to a mental institution, but it’s far from the easy stint he had hoped. Under the sharp eye of Nurse Ratched, McMurphy struggles with the darkness within himself and the patients around him. Racism, sexism, and power will all collide in this contemporary classic.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman runs October 19-November 11, 2018 at the Black Box Theatre at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. It is directed by Lauren Diesch.

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Neil Simon's Rumors

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Richfield Lutheran Theater Company
8 west 60th street

Call 6128612265 x3
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Presented by The RLC Theater Company
  • Comedy

The RLC Theater Company Presents

Neil Simon's Rumors

Nov 02, 09 & 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Nov 03, 04 & 11 @ 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12/adults $10/seniors $8/students

He said - she said - they said but who said??? Is it just a Rumor???
A tribute to Neil Simon in one of his funniest productions that combines mystery, farce and comedy in a quick witted show. You'll never know what's a fact and what's a RUMOR!
Adult Comedy and Strong Language - recommended for 13 years+ audiences

Limited seating performances! Two Ways to Order:
612.861.2265 x3

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2:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Call 612.227.1188
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Presented by 20% Theatre Company
  • Drama


November 2-11, 2018 at Minnsky Theatre

Written by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko
Directed by Lisa Marie Brimmer

1992. A rural village outside Nairobi, Kenya, on the eve of the countrys first democratic elections, and everyone is brewing with expression. There, although lesbians and transgender people dont exist in Kenya, two queers fall in love: Awino, from the Luo tribe, and Bobby, an American development worker.

Friday, November 2 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 3 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 4 at 2:00pm - ASL/Deaf Interpreted & Post-Show Discussion
Thursday, November 8 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm - ASL/Deaf Interpreted & Post-Show Discussion
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 11 at 2:00pm

"Waafrika 123, skillfully crafted and chillingly paced, may be the first play addressing FGM together with issues related to transgender and lesbian love. It amplifies our understanding and opens our hearts.   Dr. Dagmar Schultz, producer and director of "Audre Lorde  The Berlin Years: 1984 -1992"

Featuring Dua Saleh, Antonio Banks, Brenda Bell Brown, Marcela Michelle Mobama, Shenique Emelife, Briana Patnode, Ayesha Adu & Wolf Valencia

Production Team:  Julia Nekessa Opoti, Keila Saucedo, Constance Brevell, Madeline Achen, Marcela Michelle Mobama, Courtney Schmitz & Christy Johnson.

ASL/Deaf Interpreter Team 11/4 & 11/9: Canae Weiss, Hunta Williams, Janine Schug & Charlette Reiner

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The 4 Seasons

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

Call 612-333-7977
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Presented by The Moving Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

A hotel. A year.

Quality linens and room service.

Vivaldi and Chekhov.

Piazzolla as well.

A change of weather.

A change of heart.

A get away, a hideaway.

A prelude, a refuge.

An interlude, a start.

Purgatory or paradise.

You can’t beat the price.


Conceived by by Steven Epp, Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand.

Directed by Dominique Serrand.

Featuring: Heidi Bakke, Joy Dolo and Steven Epp

Designed by: Sonya Berlovitz (costumes), Marcus Dilliard (lights), Justin Burk (sound), Dominique Serrand and Safa Sarvestani (set)

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Lend Me a Tenor

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy

This Tony Award winning madcap screwball comedy, set in 1934, will keep you laughing all night long!

"Non-stop laughter."      "Uproarious! Hysterical!"       "A rib-tickling comedy.” 

                       “The most inventive, original farce in a long time”


Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is set to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, the greatest tenor of his era, to appear for one night only as Otello.  The star arrives late, and following a series of hilarious mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out.  Thinking Tito has died, Saunders convinces his assistant Max to put on Morelli’s costume and fool the audience into believing they are seeing the star.  Max succeeds, but Morelli comes to and puts on his other costume ready to perform. Hilarity ensues!

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Words Do Move

2:00 pm

The Crane Theatre
2303 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Adults $15-$30 sliding scale | Students $10
Call (612) 584-1815
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Presented by Sandbox Theatre
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Sandbox Theatre presents Words Do Move, an all new theatrical event.

We speak, we stay silent. We fight, we hide. We listen, we shut down. How do our words move us? Are we only moved further apart? Or can we be moved to take better care of each other?

Words Do Move is a five-part collection of episodes woven together with storytelling, movement, and song. With video design by Tamara Ober and Kristina Fjellman, and live music by Theo Langason.

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3 pm

Maple and Vine

3:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Center for the Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Presented by The BAND Group
  • Comedy

Take a step back into the 1950s when a husband and wife, ill at ease by their fast-paced, 21st century lives, meet a stranger who persuades them to ditch the present and take a step into the past with the Society for Dynamic Obsolescence. This play, written by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Jordan Harrison, gets a local production by new company The BAND Group, co-directed by Adrian Lopez-Balbontin and Todd O’Dowd. The audience will be placed on two sides of the stage in an “alley seating” setup, for this staged reading.

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4 pm

Julian McFaul in A PRELUDE TO FAUST. Photo by Bruce Silcox.

A Prelude to Faust

4:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 E 24th Street, Minneapolis

$10 - 24
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Michael Sommers’ critically acclaimed puppet epic returns to the stage! Inspired by Sommers’ longtime obsession with Goethe’s dramatic poem about a man who sells his soul to the devil, A PRELUDE TO FAUST conjures a miniature surreal world of tormented souls, flying spirits and disembodied hands. With virtuosic puppetry and an original score by Michael Koerner performed with a live orchestra, this landmark production is not to be missed!

"Not only is it the sort of show one regrets ending, it's tempting to come back the next night and see what unlikely moments one missed the first time. Apparently the devil really is in the details." - Quinton Skinner, City Pages (2007)

"It appears to be a puppet show, but it's much more than that. It's a social comedy, a morality tale, with some surrealism in the shape of flying human hearts thrown in for good measure." - Euan Kerr, MPR (2007)

A PRELUDE TO FAUST was commissioned by the Walker Art Center in 1998 and was the first production in Open Eye’s historic theatre in 2007. FAUST was also performed at the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater in 2000. Open Eye co-founder Michael Sommers wrote the show after researching the Faust story in Germany and the Czech Republic.

Like any myth, meaning shifts over time, as it has in Sommers’ representation of the immortal tale since the last production more than a decade ago. With this latest production of A PRELUDE TO FAUST, Sommers explores more ecstatic violence and a more intensely heartbreaking love story.

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Scapin at Open Book

4:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

Call 612-203-9502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Comedy


By Molière

October 11 – November 4

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 4pm

$20 tickets Oct 11-14;  $30 for subsequent shows. Pay What You Can for all shows.

Guest directed by Randy Reyes

Featuring Sarah AgnewRicardo BeairdElise LangerKris NelsonKimberly Richardson and Karen Wiese-Thompson

A raucous comedy about love, revenge, family dynamics, deception and greed. Through a fast-paced delivery, questions of class divisions and entitlement are peeled in front of our eyes: Who has the upper hand in the end? Those with wit or those with money? Those who are generous or those who are greedy?

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6 pm

The Candidate

6:30 pm

  • Closing night

Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N #004 St Paul, MN 55104

$2 Cover, suggested donation ticket price of $16
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Presented by Dangerous Productions @ Can Can Wonderland
  • Comedy


With a big election around the corner, the American Party Party has suddenly found itself without a leader. Luckily, the remaining party enthusiasts are all ready to claim their place at the helm, and there’s no amount of parliamentary procedure that can stop them. The group’s dedication will be put to the test, as suspicion, betrayal, and auto-correct threaten to bring an end the party that never stops.

Playing for three Sunday nights only, The Candidate is an irreverent and ridiculous look at party politics that will entertain while reminding everyone to get out and vote!


Sunday, October 21 at 6:30pm
Sunday, October 28 at 6:30pm
Sunday, November 4 at 6:30pm

at Can Can Wonderland, 755 Prior Ave N #004, St Paul, MN 55104

There is a $2 cover to enter the facility and then show tickets are Pay-What-You-Can at the door ($16 suggested donation). While you don’t need to purchase tickets in advance, you can let us know which night you plan to attend by “joining” the American Party Party here.

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Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

6:30 pm

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W 78TH ST, Chanhassen, MN

$51 - $91
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

Nothing but blue skies ahead when Jim turns his new farmhouse into an entertainment venue and inn during the holidays. Together with the lovely schoolteacher Linda, they celebrate seven holidays with dazzling song-and-dance performances sure to warm your heart.

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7 pm

Cellular Cinema 40 - Amir George: Contorting Metaphysical Hijinks

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$0-$12 suggested donation
Call 6128258949
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  • Film

Contorting Metaphysical Hijinks is a short film program featuring the films of Amir George. Through his short films Amir navigates the complexities of life while allowing himself to move within, through, and around structuring narratives of power, love, joy, trauma, and self, thereby negotiating how he understands the multi-dimensionality of being. The program is an amalgamation of spiritual stories juxtaposing sound and image with a non-linear perception. Fragmented vignettes that conjure the secret life of objects both found and collected that reside in a world within a world.

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Hot Funky Butt Jazz

7:00 pm

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street

Call (612) 377-2224
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Presented by The Guthrie Theater presents Interact Theater’s production of Hot Funky Butt Jazz
  • Drama
  • Comedy

At the stroke of midnight in the heart of 1900s New Orleans, Union Sons Hall would transform into the Funky Butt — a dance joint named for the throng of sweaty, soulful bodies moving to a provocative new groove called “hot music.” Known today as Jazz, this sound revolution began with a black cornet player named Buddy Bolden who birthed an intoxicating brew of Afro/Caribbean, Latin, Native and European rhythms that became the essence of the Big Easy and set the Jazz Age in motion. Featuring an ensemble of more than 50 actors with and without disabilities, Hot Funky Butt Jazz tells the story of the creative and resilient personalities who stepped out of the shadows to defy racism and create an improvisational sound so unique, it changed music and culture forever.

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Noises Off

7:00 pm

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

$29 - $78
Call 6122256191
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Comedy

In this rip-roaring classic, the audience is treated to a hilarious behind-the-scenes peek at an acting troupe rehearsing and performing the farce Nothing On. Despite nerves, dropped lines and technical difficulties, they make it through rehearsal and open the show. As time goes by, things deteriorate until pandemonium ensues and axe-wielding co-stars, drunken cast members and misplaced sardines take center stage during a disaster of a performance that threatens to jinx the old saying, “The show must go on.”

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