Thursday, May 16, 2019

10 am

HIDDEN HEROES The Black Women of NASA

10:00 am
Runs 75 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
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Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Kids

HIDDEN HEROES

The Black Women of NASA

A HIDDEN HISTORY COMES TO LIFE
WORLD PREMIERE

APRIL 26 – MAY 19, 2019
AGES 7 & UP

HIDDEN HEROES is based on the book Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA. By Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris. Published by ABDO Publishing, Minneapolis, MN. Copyright © 2017

“It doesn’t matter what you look like, what your size is, what your color is. You can be anything you want to, but you do have to work at it,” says Annie Easley’s mother to her young daughter. In the 1950’s and 60’s the black women of NASA fought against racial and gender discrimination for a place on the leading edge of math, science and technology. Be inspired this spring, as we tell the stories of how these women were influenced as young girls to eventually make critical contributions that launched US astronauts into space and returned them safely back to Earth.

 

ABOUT THE CAST AND CREW

The cast for Hidden Heroes: The Black Women of NASA features: Celia Birgy (Katharine) Lynnea Doublette (Ella) Johannah Easley (Teacher) Natavia Griffin (Miriam) Saniya Long (Annie) Kennedy Lucas (Christine) Sadie Nelson (Ensemble) Alyra Nicholson (Ensemble) Jamela Pettiford (Big Grand) Lilie Rankin (Mary) Arianna Sanford (Ensemble)

The Creative & Production Team includes:

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett Director: Signe V. Harriday Playwright: Shà Cage Costume & Make Up Designer: Samantha Fromm Haddow Set Designer: Jim Hibbeler, Sound & Video Design: Peter Morrow Lighting Designer: Soren Olsen Technical Director: Alan Pagel Props Designer: Holly Peterson Stage Manager: Bridget Gustafson Design Fellow: Maxwell Collyard

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12 pm

HIDDEN HEROES The Black Women of NASA

12:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

$14-$16
Call 952-979-1111
Buy tickets online

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Kids

HIDDEN HEROES

The Black Women of NASA

A HIDDEN HISTORY COMES TO LIFE
WORLD PREMIERE

APRIL 26 – MAY 19, 2019
AGES 7 & UP

HIDDEN HEROES is based on the book Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA. By Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris. Published by ABDO Publishing, Minneapolis, MN. Copyright © 2017

“It doesn’t matter what you look like, what your size is, what your color is. You can be anything you want to, but you do have to work at it,” says Annie Easley’s mother to her young daughter. In the 1950’s and 60’s the black women of NASA fought against racial and gender discrimination for a place on the leading edge of math, science and technology. Be inspired this spring, as we tell the stories of how these women were influenced as young girls to eventually make critical contributions that launched US astronauts into space and returned them safely back to Earth.

 

ABOUT THE CAST AND CREW

The cast for Hidden Heroes: The Black Women of NASA features: Celia Birgy (Katharine) Lynnea Doublette (Ella) Johannah Easley (Teacher) Natavia Griffin (Miriam) Saniya Long (Annie) Kennedy Lucas (Christine) Sadie Nelson (Ensemble) Alyra Nicholson (Ensemble) Jamela Pettiford (Big Grand) Lilie Rankin (Mary) Arianna Sanford (Ensemble)

The Creative & Production Team includes:

Artistic Director: Sandy Boren-Barrett Director: Signe V. Harriday Playwright: Shà Cage Costume & Make Up Designer: Samantha Fromm Haddow Set Designer: Jim Hibbeler, Sound & Video Design: Peter Morrow Lighting Designer: Soren Olsen Technical Director: Alan Pagel Props Designer: Holly Peterson Stage Manager: Bridget Gustafson Design Fellow: Maxwell Collyard

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1 pm

Red Herring

1:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

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

$25–$29
Call 952-948-6506
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Presented by Sidekick Theatre
  • Comedy

Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It's 1952: America's on the verge of the H-bomb, Eisenhower's on the campaign trail, and Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy. A sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.

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7 pm

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Avenue N, Saint Paul, MN

Presented by Lex-Ham Community Theater
  • Comedy

Lex-Ham Community Theater's production of Yasmina Reza's comic play, God of Carnage, opens on Friday, May 10 at Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Avenue N, Saint Paul.  

The show is directed by Sara Davis Skar and the cast includes Kari Elizabeth Godfrey, Kate Kennedy Spindler, Travis Bedard, and Colin Healey.  

Performances are: 7:00 p.m., May 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 and at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 12.  The May 12 matinee is a "Pay what you want" performance.  

Tickets can be reserved at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4214120.  There is very limited seating at Dreamland Arts, so reservations are STRONGLY advised.  Some language in the play may not be appropriate for children.  

See http://www.lexhamarts.org/theater/shows/201905 for more information.

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Moon Over Buffalo

7:00 pm
Runs 180 minutes

Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN

$21-31
Call 507-282-8481
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Presented by Rochester Civic Theatre Company
  • Comedy

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s.  At the moment, they're playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors.  On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George's dalliance with a young ingenue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom:  Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his move remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel.  Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter's clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they're actually performing, caused by Charlotte's deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George's body.

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The Pathetic Life and Remarkable Afterlife of Elmer McCurdy, the Worst Robber in the West

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE Mpls MN 44513 **Parking and entrance at the back of the building. Look for the yellow door**

Presented by nimbus
  • Comedy

BORN 1880. DIED 1911. BURIED…1970…

From his humble beginnings to his improbable end, Elmer McCurdy’s mortal coil did a lot of shufflin’. He pulled on his boots, saddled up his horse, and proceeded to take a long, tragic stumble on the wrong side of the law. From the minute he plopped a ten-dollar Stetson on a five-cent head, it was destined to end with a sharp case of lead poisoning. But for Elmer, dying with his boots on was just the beginning.

If you’re looking for a typical Wild West showdown, well, there you ain’t. If you’re looking for a history lesson, there you ain’t neither.

But head on down to the nimbus spread and we’ll yarn you a yarn of how Grits Crabcake, Li’l Britches, and the most cow-handed, sidewindin’, four flushin’, lowdown, fiddleheaded, green horned, flat-out worst bandit ever came to ruination. And how Elmer done got hisself kilt.

And then, what happened next.

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The Government Inspector

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

NorShor Theatre
211 E Superior St, Duluth MN 55802

$30-$40
Call 2187337555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy

Written by Jeffrey Hatcher
Based on the farce by Nikolai Gogol

A farce in the truest sense of the word, The Government Inspector follows the exploits of a small-town mayor and his cronies as they get word that an inspector sent from the state would be examining their town incognito.

Terrified that their massive corruption will be discovered, the mayor and his gang of officials mistake a low-level bureaucrat staying at a local inn as the inspector. Hilarity ensues as they try to bribe, seduce, and dupe him in this case of mistaken identity.

  • Directed by Michael Kraklio
  • Presenting Sponsors: Minnesota Power & US Bank
  • Tickets
    • Standard: $30-$40 (depending on seat location)
    • Student Rush (ages 25 & under): $25 at the door with valid Student ID the night of a performance only.
  • Performed at the NorShor Theatre
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The Brothers Paranormal

Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent St, St. Paul, MN, 55102

Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15
Call 651-224-3180
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Presented by Penumbra Theatre and Theater Mu
  • Drama
  • Comedy

A Penumbra Theatre and Theater Mu co-production of

The Brothers Paranormal 

At Penumbra Theatre

By Prince Gomolvilas

Directed by Randy Reyes

In response to a nationwide increase in sightings of “Asian-looking ghosts,” two entrepreneurial Thai-American brothers launch a ghost-hunting business. When the siblings investigate the home of an African American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina, what’s real and what’s fantasy clash against a shocking truth. This witty and haunting story is brought to you in partnership by Theater Mu and Penumbra Theatre.

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Love & Other Social Diseases: our 300th Comedy Revue

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$20-$36
Call 6123326620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Catch the love bug with Brave New Workshop’s hilarious new sketch comedy show exploring dating, relationships, and love in the time of dating apps.

Love and Other Social Diseases is Brave New Workshop’s 300th show, and you know what they say: 300th time’s the charm – in shows and Tinder matches!

Starring the brilliant Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Heather Meyer, Ryan Nelson, and Tom Reed, with musical direction by Jon Pumper and technical direction by Matthew Vichlach. Directed by Caleb McEwen.

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Boeing Boeing

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N

$15 - $35 General Admission
Call 8006577025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Comedy

Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! Bernard has the perfect setup: three beautiful fiancées, all flight attendants. And because of their schedules, they’re never in town at the same time. Until… a new, improved Boeing jet throws Bernard’s perfect timetable into chaos. Antics ensue as he scrambles to keep the ladies from learning about each other. How will this hilarious flight touch down?

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Metamorphoses

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Wurtele Thrust Stage
Guthrie Theater 818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

$29 - $78
Call 612.377.2224
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Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

In what’s considered her signature theatrical piece, once hailed as “the theater event of the year” (Time), Tony Award-winning director and playwright Mary Zimmerman juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in a visually stunning theatricalization of Roman poet Ovid’s powerful masterwork, Metamorphoses. Performed in and around a large pool of water, a ravishing effect, an ensemble of actors embodies figures from Greek mythology to share both well-known and rarely told stories of transformation.

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Marjorie Prime

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre's Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 - $60
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Prime Productions, a Park Square Theatre in Residence
  • Drama

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie – a jumble of disparate, fading memories – has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? This richly spare, wondrous new play explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits – if any –of what technology can replace. Prime Productions, a Park Square Theatre in Residence, brings this 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist by Jordan Harrison to the stage under the direction of Elena Giannetti.

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La Traviata

7:30 pm

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

$25-$215
Call (612)-333-6669
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Presented by Minnesota Opera
  • Drama

La Traviata

May 4-19

COMPOSER-Giuseppe Verdi

LIBRETTIST-Francesco Maria Piave

To live and die for love. Boasting sumptuous, hummable melodies, this beloved opera is a timeless depiction of what it means to live and die for love.  

https://mnopera.org/season/2018-2019/la-traviata/

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Q-STAGE: New Works Series - Set B ft. Keila Anali Saucedo & D. Allen

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$5-$25
Call 6122271188
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Presented by 20% Theatre Company
  • Storytelling
  • Experimental

Q-STAGE: New Works Series annually produces the work of four local queer emerging artists across two weekends of performance. Q-STAGE seeks to shift consciousness of and about queer identity through new performance work, facilitate conversation surrounding queer identities and queer art, and contribute to the growth of local, emerging queer artists.

20% Theatre Company presents the 6th annual Q-STAGE: New Works Series, featuring four experimental world premiere performances created by local queer artists Taylor Seaberg, Dua Saleh, Keila Anali Saucedo and D. Allen. Q-STAGE 2019 new works include a mix of live music, theatre, video, movement, poetry and storytelling.

SET B ft. Keila Anali Saucedo and D. Allen - Thursday, Friday & Saturday May 16-18 @ 7:30pm

Brujería for Beginners

De parte de Keila Anali Saucedo. Directed by Marcela Michelle with sound design by Eric Gonzalez and set design by Kieran Myles Andrés Tverbakk. Featuring Atquetzali Quiroz, Johanna Keller Flores, Lelis Brito, Stephanie Ruas, Xochi de la Luna and Keila Anali Saucedo.

Brujería for Beginners explores what it might mean to reimagine Mexican people as complex, magical, and in touch with the reality of their xicanx spirituality. The play follows a family while grief is closing in around them. As they try to process their worlds, they explore catholicism, witchcraft, and indigenous spirituality to find their way to the holy. Guided by spirits, love for each other and ancestors (always), they find their way to claiming power and possibility.

Keila Anali Saucedo Martinez Corona Salgado Villa Bolivar Ibarrais the child of Jaime Saucedo Corona y Rosalia Martinez Salgado. They are humbled by the opportunity to present work which is so dear to them. They'd like to express deep gratitude to the Q-Stage producers, to her director Marcela Michelle, and to their donors. They'd also like to thank the incredible ensemble, you are each a dream, a blessing, and a teacher of mine, gracias. Keila Anali has been writing & story telling since their childhood. They have presented work with Patrick's Cabaret, Lightning Rod, Mother Goose's Bedtime Stories, and, their artistic home, Pangea World Theater. Doy gracias por mis padres y mi familia y mis antepasados. Without you, there is no me.

 

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Net/work

Created and performed by D. Allen.

Net/work is an immersive performance experiment by multidisciplinary poet D. Allen, in which the artist explores what scholar Ellen Samuels calls “crip time”—the unpredictable, non-normative ways in which time moves for disabled body-minds. Within a web of sound, words, light, images, movement, and large-scale textiles created by hand over a period of months, D. welcomes you into a tangible experience of crip time based on their own life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), as well as the words and work of others in D.’s community and beyond. Net/work is an adaptive environment that allows disabled consciousness to fill up the whole space and be held in all its grief, pain, rage, desire, connection, pleasure, frustration, loss, intimacy, ease, silence.

D. Allen is a multidisciplinary poet whose work engages with queer, trans, disabled embodiment. Their first book, A Bony Framework for the Tangible Universe, was published by The Operating System in February. Find them at thebodyconnected.com and on Instagram at @thebodyconnected.

 

**ASL-interpretation on Saturday, May 18th by Maria Dively and Becca Gibson**

Both pieces perform each night! 

Tickets $5-$25 sliding scale. 

RESERVE or BUY ONLINE: 
https://citypagestix.com/events/q-stage

Seating is general admission. What you pay for tickets has nothing to do with where you sit.

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The Gun Show by EM Lewis

Off Leash Art Box
4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

The Gun Show by EM Lewis

Featuring Lauren Diesch, directed by Emily England

From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in “The Gun Show.” An actor shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were her own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, “The Gun Show” jumps into the middle of the gun control debate, and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”

Show runs 3 May-18 May

Performances will be at The Off Leash Art Box: 4200 East 54th St. Minneapolis, MN 55417

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8 pm

Mamma Mia!

8:00 pm
Runs 160 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

$53 - $93
Call 952.934.1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Musical

One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit!     

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