Thursday, November 8, 2018

10 am

Red Running into Water

10:30 am
Runs 105 minutes

Multiple Community Venues
WEEK ONE Wed, Nov 7th, 10:30 AM @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Wed, Nov 7th, 7:30 PM @ East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St. Paul, 55106 Thur, Nov 8th, 10:30 AM @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Thur, Nov 8th, 7:30 PM @ MN Indian Women's Resource Center, 2300 S 15th Ave, Mpls, 55404 Fri, Nov 9th, 7:30 PM @ Takoda Institute - AIOIC, 1845 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sat, Nov 10th, 7:30 PM @ All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sun, Nov 11th, 2:00 PM @ Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave NE, Mpls, 55413 WEEK TWO Wed, Nov 14th, 7:30 PM @ All Nations Church, 1515 E 23rd St, Mpls, 55404 Thur, Nov 15th, 10:30 AM @ Takoda Institute - AIOIC, 1845 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Thur, Nov 15th, 7:30 PM @ MN Chippewa Tribe Urban Office, 1308 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Fri, Nov 16th, 7:30 PM @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sat, Nov 17th, 7:30 PM @ All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sun, Nov 18th, 2:00 PM @ Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 E 7th St, St. Paul, 55106

Pay-What-You-Can at the door, $25 advance
Call 612-367-7639
Buy tickets online

Presented by New Native Theatre
  • Drama

RED RUNNING INTO WATER follows Nana, a young Navajo woman who refuses to be a statistic. Nana and the women of her family in the Red Running Into Water clan reclaim their humanity and learn what it really means to Walk in Beauty.

*Trigger warning: this play deals explicitly with sexual assault.

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1 pm

The Church Basement Ladies in You Smell Barn

1:00 pm

Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue Burnsville, MN 55337

$32-$42
Call 952.895.4685
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  • Comedy
  • Musical

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and the Jello molds are put away, these steadfast, sturdy women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. In between picking eggs, milking cows, and dusting knickknacks, they congregate with some of the other lovable folks who inhabit this rural community: Earl, who delivers the mail up and down Rural Route One; Fergus, the hired man; and Tillie, who chronicles the action for the Fish County Weekly.

With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and spanking new original songs, YOU SMELL BARN celebrates rural life in the 1950’s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies. Whether you’ve seen several versions, or are new to the world of the basement, the 7th in the Church Basement Ladies series is a musical treat for all.

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Radio Gals

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Ives Auditorium/Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr, Bloomington, MN 55437

$27–$29
Call 952-948-6506
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Presented by Sidekick Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

BOOK, MUSIC, AND LYRICS BY MIKE CRAVER AND MARK HARDWICK

Set in the 1920s when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a charming musical about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas, who broadcasts from her front parlor with her “all-girl” orchestra, “The Hazelnuts”, as radio WGAL. What comes over the local airwaves is an array of hilarious toe-tapping songs. However, Hazel’s broadcasts are not always so local due to her habit of impinging on other frequencies, like NBC’s, attracting the attention of a federal radio inspector who’s intent on shutting down WGAL. It turns out though, he has a fine tenor voice, plays a mean accordion and quickly becomes enchanted by the “Hazelnuts”

From the creators of Pump Boys and Dinettes. 

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7 pm

The Laramie Cycle by the Tectonic Theatre Project

Howard Conn Theatre @ Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave. Minneapolis, MN

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

The Laramie Project  

On October 6th of 1998 Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. His torture and murder became a watershed historical moment in America that highlighted many of the fault lines in our culture..

A month after the murder the members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project. The piece has been seen by more than 30 million people around the country.

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

In 2008, the members of Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie, Wyoming to explore how the town had changed since the murder of Matthew Shepard. What they found defied their expectations. The result was a new play about how we construct our own history. This is the continuing story of an American town.

See both these shows:

All tickets, no matter what level you buy at, are for general admission seating. If you’d like to see BOTH Laramie Project and Laramie 10 Years Later you can use the coupon code laramie to get $10 off your tickets (when you purchase tickets for both shows at the same time). You’ll enter coupon code during check out.

To order tickets, select the date/time you’d like and then the amount you’d like to pay for your ticket. General Admission is $20 but we also have pay what you can and support levels.

Every performance will be followed by a facilitated talkback.

The Laramie Project will run:

Friday, October 26,

Saturday, October 27 matinee, 

Monday October 29, 

Saturday November 3 evening, 

Thursday November 8, 

Saturday November 10 matinee, 

Monday November 12, 

Friday November 16,

Saturday November 17 matinee

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later will run:

Saturday October 27 evening,

Thursday November 1,

Friday November 2,

Saturday November 3 matinee,

Monday November 5,

Friday November 9,

Saturday November 10 evening,

Thursday November 15,

Saturday November 17 evening

These shows will play at the Howard Conn Theatre

at Plymouth Congregational Church

1900 Nicollet Ave.

Minneapolis, MN

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Hot Funky Butt Jazz

7:00 pm

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street

$9
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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Not About Heroes

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

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

Veterans admitted free. $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $10 students
Call (612) 888-0468
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Presented by Hero Now Theatre
  • Drama

Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen were officers in the British army and have been called the best British poets of the “Great War.” The play, based on letters and memoirs, imagines their meeting in a psychiatric hospital–where one was admitted for shell shock, the other for speaking out against the war. As the older Sassoon nurtures Owen in the early stages of his poetic career, they discuss how to write honest poetry about war. As their relationship deepens and they debate whether to return to the trenches, there is one thing they do not face honestly. Eventually, Owen decides he must return to combat. What makes him go back?

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The Drowsy Chaperone

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Edina High School Performing Arts Center
6754 Valley View Road, Edina, MN 55439

Presented by Edina High School Thespians
  • Comedy
  • Musical

“Winner of 5 Tonys Awards, the Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the jazz age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.”  Performances are Nov. 2,3, 8,9, 10 at 7 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Edina Performing Arts Center. 

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Story Club Minneapolis

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$8-$15 sliding scale
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Produced and Hosted by Amy Salloway
  • Storytelling

Story Club Minneapolis is starting its 6th year as Minneapolis’s only live monthly storytelling  show featuring both an open mic segment and a curated set of performers from all over the Twin Cities arts scene (and beyond). The Story Club stage showcases autobiographical stories - especially those that are bold, vulnerable, unexpected, and connected to the complexity of our cultural environment...and especially voices that audiences might not get to hear in other contexts. No two Story Club evenings are ever alike, but each month when we wrap up the show, we feel like we’ve witnessed a new, unique little community coming together.

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Red Running into Water

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Multiple Community Venues
WEEK ONE Wed, Nov 7th, 10:30 AM @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Wed, Nov 7th, 7:30 PM @ East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St. Paul, 55106 Thur, Nov 8th, 10:30 AM @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Thur, Nov 8th, 7:30 PM @ MN Indian Women's Resource Center, 2300 S 15th Ave, Mpls, 55404 Fri, Nov 9th, 7:30 PM @ Takoda Institute - AIOIC, 1845 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sat, Nov 10th, 7:30 PM @ All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sun, Nov 11th, 2:00 PM @ Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave NE, Mpls, 55413 WEEK TWO Wed, Nov 14th, 7:30 PM @ All Nations Church, 1515 E 23rd St, Mpls, 55404 Thur, Nov 15th, 10:30 AM @ Takoda Institute - AIOIC, 1845 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Thur, Nov 15th, 7:30 PM @ MN Chippewa Tribe Urban Office, 1308 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Fri, Nov 16th, 7:30 PM @ Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sat, Nov 17th, 7:30 PM @ All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E Franklin Ave, Mpls, 55404 Sun, Nov 18th, 2:00 PM @ Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 E 7th St, St. Paul, 55106

Pay-What-You-Can at the door, $25 advance
Call 612-367-7639
Buy tickets online

Presented by New Native Theatre
  • Drama

RED RUNNING INTO WATER follows Nana, a young Navajo woman who refuses to be a statistic. Nana and the women of her family in the Red Running Into Water clan reclaim their humanity and learn what it really means to Walk in Beauty.

*Trigger warning: this play deals explicitly with sexual assault.

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WAAFRIKA 123

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

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

$5-$25
Call 612.227.1188
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Presented by 20% Theatre Company
  • Drama

WAAFRIKA 123

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.

PERFORMANCES
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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Spring Awakening: The Musical

7:30 pm
Runs 140 minutes

Century College West Theatre
3401 Century Ave. N White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$10-$12
Call (651) 779-3475
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Presented by Century College Theatre Company
  • Musical

Spring Awakening-The Musical                                                                                                                                                                       Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater                                                                                                                                                                    Music by Duncan Sheik                                                                                                                                                                                  Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including “Best Musical”, Four Laurence Olivier Awards including “Best New Musical,” The Grammy Award for “Best Musical Show Album” and many more awards, this is a musical for our time. Entertainment Weekly called the musical “…the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade.” Charles Isherwood of the New York Times wrote” Broadway…may never be the same…[A] brave new musical, haunting and electrifying by turns.” Our production of this beautiful musical is filled with unique staging, wonderful visuals, and powerful and universal themes that are shared with the attending audience by a cast of highly talented performers from throughout the Twin Cities area.   

WHO: The Century College Theatre Company   

Where:  Century College West Theatre                                                                                                                                                                       3401Century Ave. N                                                                                                                                                                                       White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Performances: October 26, 27, November 1,2,3, 8,9,10 @7:30 PM and November 3 & 10 @2:00PM

Tickets: $12.00- General, $10.00-Students (from any college or school), $10.00-Seniors

Tickets available at www.Showtix4U.com and at the door (if tickets remain available).

For Further information: Call 651-747-4059

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Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!)

7:30 pm
Runs 105 minutes

Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403

$20-$39
Call 612-332-6620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy

Happy Holihaze! Join us as we round out our 60th anniversary season with trademark BNW holiday hilarity! “Angels We Have Heard Are High (O Holy Crap!)” features all-star performers Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott, and Taj Ruler; with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen. Our holiday show typically sells out quickly, so get your tickets now!

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Words Do Move

7:30 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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The Tempest by William Shakespeare

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

SpringHouse Ministry Center
610 W 28th St

$18 - $40
Call 800-838-3006
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Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents The Tempest by William Shakespeare, directed by James Napoleon Stone, performing October 26 - November 17, 2018, all 7:30pm showings at SpringHouse Ministry Center in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS – Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this story of magic, redemption, and the power of self-realization to the Twin Cities. This story is Prospero’s, as we feel her experience the bitterness and rage of betrayal from her brother Antonio, who instead of love choses to take her title, career, and even attempt her life. Escaping by the sheer compassion of her friend Golanzo, Prospero and her daughter Miranda are marooned on an enchanted island, where they find the orphaned creature Caliban and the supernatural Ariel. Refining her magic on the island for 12 years, Prospero allows her rage and pain to consume and drive the development of her powers, bringing her brother and his court crashing unto the shores in a terrible tempest, the mechanism of her revenge. Watch as Prospero comes dangerously close to becoming that which betrayed her, and finding that her greatest power lies not within her magic and manipulation, but in the ability to let go of the past and move forward as a more compassionate version of herself.

The show will feature Prospero played by award-winning local actor Meri Golden, who received the “Classical Performance of the Year” award in Lavender Magazine for her portrayal of the Nurse in Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Romeo & Juliet. Meri will be reunited with director James Napoleon Stone, who received an IVEY Award for his co-direction of Hamlet and “Best Director” in City Pages for Equus. Combining actor-driven movement, a blend of live and engineered soundscape, and the black box seating of SpringHouse Ministry Center, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of The Tempest is can’t-miss experience.

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at www.theatrecoupdetat.com or call 1-800-838-3006. SpringHouse Ministry Center is located at 610 W 28th St.

The Tempest preview (pay-what-you-can):

Thursday, October 25, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

The Tempest performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

October 26, 27, 29

November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17

(Monday, October 29 and November 12 are pay-what-you-can performances)

Cast

PROSPERO - Meri Golden, ARIEL - Kelly Nelson, SPIRITS - Mairead Koehler and Sophina Saggau,  CALIBAN - Craig James Hostetler, MIRANDA - Stephanie Ruas, FERDINAND - Clay Man Soo, ALONSO - Sue Gerver, ANTONIO - Brian Joyce, SEBASTIAN - Andoni Marinos, GONZALO - Jim Ahrens, STEPHANO - Madeleine Rowe, TRINCULO - Kevin Fanshaw

Crew

DIRECTOR - James Napoleon Stone, STAGE MANAGER - Alexandra Pozniak, LIGHTING DESIGN - Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN - Chelsea Wren Hanvy, COSTUME ASSISTANTS - Kaitlyn Larsen, SOUND DESIGNER - Forest Godfrey

The show will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Free street parking is available.

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Lend Me a Tenor

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

$30-$40
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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The Clean House

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$18-22
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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Dracula: Prince of Blood at the Commonweal Theatre

Dracula: Prince of Blood

7:30 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
  • Drama

When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live to see the light of day? Adapted from the Bram Stoker novel by Commonweal’s own master of horror, Scott Dixon, and directed by Twin Cities Ivey Award-winner Craig Johnson, Dracula: Prince of Blood takes a fresh look at the seductive fiend who has lurked in the shadows for more than a century.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

7:30 pm
Runs 200 minutes

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

22-25
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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8 pm

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

8:00 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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