Saturday, May 18, 2019

12 pm

Honky Tonk Laundry

12:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI

$42 (show only) - $68 (evening dinner theatre)
Call 715-386-2394 ext. 33
Buy tickets online

Presented by St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Move over, Thelma and Louise! When Lana Mae Hopkins, owner and proprietress of the Wishy Washy Washateria, hires Katie to help out in the laundromat, they soon find themselves up to their elbows in soap, suds, and cheatin’ hearts. Watch these two country angels join forces to turn their good ol’ laundromat into a bootscootin’ honky-tonk, exacting a touch of revenge against those that done ’em wrong, all while guaranteeing every customer a good, clean time! Take a ride to Nashville heaven in this musical from Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes and Life Could Be A Dream).

Honky Tonk Laundry features the music of Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, The Dixie Chicks, Chely Wright, Dolly Parton, Pam Tillis, Gretchen Wilson, Terri Cark, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, and Patsy Cline! Watch out now ’cuz we might do some yodelin’, too.

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1 pm

HIDDEN HEROES The Black Women of NASA

1:00 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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Winnie The Pooh

1:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The Playhouse Family Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth MN 55802

$15-$17
Call 2187337555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Playhouse Family Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Kids

This honey-filled delight is as sweet as it is fun, based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne.

Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.

  • Directed by Lacy Habdas
  • Performed by Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA) adult acting company
  • Presented on the Depot Theatre stage
  • Presenting Sponsor: Western Bank
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Metamorphoses

1:00 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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Mamma Mia!

1:00 pm
Runs 160 minutes

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

$53 - $93
Call 952.934.1525
Buy tickets online

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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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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2 pm

The Brothers Paranormal

2:00 pm

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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Hillbilly Hayride

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Northern Starz Children's Theatre
5300 Alpine Drive, Ramsey, MN 55303

$8-$12
Call 612.326.6158
Buy tickets online

Presented by Northern Starz Children's Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

This show is for performed by our 6th-12th grader performers.

The Tollivers and the Calhouns are always fussin’ ’an’ a-feudin’, which makes things difficult for Emmy Lou, a Tolliver, and Lee Roy, a Calhoun.  The story of the 200-year old battle even appears in a scandal sheet ’Strange But True.’ A couple of near-bankrupt New York publishing houses send agents to sign up the conflicting families.  It ain’t easy having to go to the town of Lonesome Polecat. 

Adults: $12

Students (3-18): $8

Seniors: $8
Reminder: Tickets may not be exchanged or refunded after purchase.

https://northernstarz.org/hillbilly-hayride-tickets

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4 pm

Winnie The Pooh

4:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The Playhouse Family Theatre
506 W. Michigan Street, Duluth MN 55802

$15-$17
Call 2187337555
Buy tickets online

Presented by The Playhouse Family Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Kids

This honey-filled delight is as sweet as it is fun, based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne.

Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.

  • Directed by Lacy Habdas
  • Performed by Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA) adult acting company
  • Presented on the Depot Theatre stage
  • Presenting Sponsor: Western Bank
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5 pm

Love & Other Social Diseases: our 300th Comedy Revue

5:00 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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7 pm

HIDDEN HEROES The Black Women of NASA

7:00 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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A Woman of No Importance

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Closing night

Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church
1620 E 46th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

$12, Adults; $10, Students and Seniors
Call 612-724-4935

Presented by Classics Lost 'n' Found Theater Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Classics Lost ‘n’ Found Theater Company is pleased to announce their Spring 2019 production, Oscar Wilde’s “A Woman of No Importance.” First produced in 1893, it is the last of Wilde’s sophisticated comedies of manners, and its chief plot revolves around a woman, whose son is being promised a better career by a man who considers the young man’s mother a woman of no importance.  Then she turns the tables on him.

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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
Buy tickets online

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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Singing in the Rain JR

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Blue Water Theatre Company
605 East Rice Street, Wayzata, MN 55391

$10-$15
Call (952) 855-9147
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Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Singin’ in the Rain JR. has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.

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God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

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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Manners and Misconduct: Improvised Jane Austen

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St

$12/$10 in advance
Call 6128258949
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Presented by Maggie Sotos and Meghan Wolff, Directed by Meghan Wolff, Produced by Emily Townswick
  • Improv
  • Cabaret/variety

Manners & Misconduct is an improv group that takes their inspiration from the witty, observant writings of Jane Austen. Using suggestions from the audience, this cast of women and non-binary improvisers create a completely improvised play, drawing on the themes, characters, and worlds in Austen’s novels in order to create a unique performance each night.

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Hillbilly Hayride

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Northern Starz Children's Theatre
5300 Alpine Drive, Ramsey, MN 55303

$8-$12
Call 612.326.6158
Buy tickets online

Presented by Northern Starz Children's Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

This show is for performed by our 6th-12th grader performers.

The Tollivers and the Calhouns are always fussin’ ’an’ a-feudin’, which makes things difficult for Emmy Lou, a Tolliver, and Lee Roy, a Calhoun.  The story of the 200-year old battle even appears in a scandal sheet ’Strange But True.’ A couple of near-bankrupt New York publishing houses send agents to sign up the conflicting families.  It ain’t easy having to go to the town of Lonesome Polecat. 

Adults: $12

Students (3-18): $8

Seniors: $8
Reminder: Tickets may not be exchanged or refunded after purchase.

https://northernstarz.org/hillbilly-hayride-tickets

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Caught

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis MN 55415

$9
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Guthrie Theater
  • Drama

Christopher Chen’s highly entertaining dark comedy doesn’t begin onstage — it opens with an art exhibition featuring the work of Chinese artist Lin Bo. After the audience views his art and takes their seats, Bo arrives and shares stories about his life and work as a dissident artist in China. But when a New York reporter and her editor join him onstage, everything shifts and nothing is what it seems, leaving the audience to question what is real, what is illusion and what is a figment of their imagination.

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Twisted- The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Minnsky Theatre
1517 Central Ave NE Minneapolis

$15-$35
Call (612) 930-1517
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minnsky Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Twisted - The untold story of a royal vizier. A hilarious parody musical of the beloved classic Aladdin.

Presented by Minnsky Thetare
Directed By Amanda Richards 

STORY
Welcome to The Magic Kingdom where not everything is as you've been told because over time stories can become...Twisted.

Join our hero Ja'far, a good-intentioned, hard-working official who wants what's best for his people, but is nevertheless plagued by mishap and misunderstandings. Our vizier struggles to keep the corrupt kingdom afloat after "The Princess", an arrogant spoiled child, humiliates the powerful prince of the rival kingdom of Pik-zahr and falls in love with the thieving, scheming town schmuck Aladdin.

Hijinks, laughter and song ensue during this 18+ comedy extravaganza.
Script and Story by Nick Lang, Matt Lang and Eric Kahn Gale ~ Music by AJ Holmes ~ Lyrics by Kaley McMahon ~ Orchestrations by Andrew Fox

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The Sins of Sor Juana at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 130 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$10-$40
Call 612-203-9502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

Directed by Marcela Lorca

Featuring Pedro Bayón, Sun Mee Chomet, Ryan Colbert, George Keller, Jason Rojas, Thallis Santesteban and Ava Saunders

This romantic and humorous play inspired by the true story of famed writer Juana Inés de la Cruz, a woman of great resilience who was determined to break the conventions of seventeenth century Mexico.

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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
Buy tickets online

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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Small Mouth Sounds

7:30 pm

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$37 - $47
Call 612.822.7063
Buy tickets online

Presented by Jungle Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

MAY 18 - JUNE 16, 2019

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

by Bess Wohl
directed by Lauren Keating

NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK
TIME OUT NEW YORK CRITIC’S PICK
NEW YORK MAGAZINE CRITIC’S PICK

After a sold-out national tour, this 2016 New York Times Critics’ Pick will take on new life here at the Jungle. In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six wildly disparate urbanites embark on a silent retreat. The Huffington Post calls it, “a play unlike any other;” Variety claims it’s “flawless.” Filled with awkward and insightful humor, Drama Desk Award-winner Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds is the unique and compassionate new play that asks how we address life’s biggest questions when words fail us.

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Boeing Boeing

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N

$15 - $35 General Admission
Call 8006577025
Buy tickets online

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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Caught

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Guthrie Theater Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

All tickets are $9.00
Call 612.377.2224
Buy tickets online

Presented by Full Circle Theater Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Christopher Chen’s highly entertaining dark comedy doesn’t begin onstage — it opens with an art exhibition featuring the work of Chinese artist Lin Bo. After the audience views his art and takes their seats, Bo arrives and shares stories about his life and work as a dissident artist in China. But when a New York reporter and her editor join him onstage, everything shifts and nothing is what it seems, leaving the audience to question what is real, what is illusion and what is a figment of their imagination.

Cast

Katie Bradley *                      Wang Min

Brian Kim *                            Lin Bo

Erika Kuhn                            Joyce

Shana Eisenberg                 Curator

Edwin Stout                          Bob

Kathryn Fumie                     Wang Min Understudy

Gregory Yang                      Lin Bo Understudy

Marcos Lopez                     Docent

Nathan Stenberg                Docent

Elizabeth Cates                   Docent

Wendy Matsutani               Docent

* Member of AEA

Production Staff

Rick Shiomi                         Director, Co-Artistic Director of Full Circle

Martha B. Johnson           Assistant Director, Co-Artistic Director of Full Circle

Sarah Perron                      Production Stage Manager

Tom Mays                           Lighting Designer

Mina Kinukawa                  Set Designer

Khamphian Vang              Costume Designer

Quinci Bachman               Sound Designer

Rose Chu                         Chinese Language and Culture Consultant

Martha J. Johnson           Dramaturge

Katie Ka Vang                   Directing Apprentice

Alex Olson                       Technical Director

Stephen Hage                   Marketing

Nanette Hanks                  Art Exhibit Consultant

Stephanie Lein Walseth    Core Artist

Lara Trujillo                           Core Artist

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The Gun Show by EM Lewis

7:30 pm
Runs 65 minutes

  • Closing night

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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Another Revolution by Jacqueline Bircher

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE #120, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Presented by Market Garden Theatre
  • Drama

Kat and Henry, two graduate students from opposing scientific disciplines, are forced to share a lab at Columbia University in 1968. Amid interpersonal differences, a campus devolving into political chaos, and the uncertainty and turmoil of the outside world, they each discover what it's like to be thrown into someone else's orbit.

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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
Buy tickets online

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

  • Closing night

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

$5-$25
Call 6122271188
Buy tickets online

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 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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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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8 pm

Féminaal

8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Closing night

Vandalia Towers
Shakespearean Youth Theatre, Suite 306 550 Vandalia Towers St Paul, MN 55114

Presented by The Grumble Theater
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Féminaal

Written by Nina Morrison
Directed by Alison Ruth

Féminaal presents a world that satirizes the misogyny in French New Wave Cinema and the culture at large: set in 1960s Paris and the Present Day, this work imagines a setting where women are celebrated for their excess and debauchery and never held to a bizarrely high standard of historical accuracy. A genre-defying and hilarious new play, Morrisons work combines progressive feminist ideals with raucous comedic antics to create a theatrical landscape at once familiar and utterly original.

Performance held at:

Vandalia Towers
Shakespearean Youth Theatre 
550 Vandalia St, Suite 306
St Paul, MN 55114

 

Performance Dates/Times:

Friday, May 10th, 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 11th, 8:00 PM

Sunday, May 12th, 2:00 PM

Monday, May 13th, 8:00 PM *Pay What You Will Night

Friday, May 17th, 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 18th, 8:00 PM

 

CAST:

Jex Arzayus, Samantha Biatch, Lukas Brasherfons, Corey DiNardo, Matt Fowler, Kelly Huang, Jenan Jacobson, Del M. Logeais, Melissa Miller, Luke Minske, Jeanie Nickel, Logan Verdoorn

 

CREATIVE TEAM:

Claudia Errickson - Lighting Design

Jeni O'Malley - Scenic and Costume Design

Kelly Reckert - Visual Research

Maria Signorelli - Stage Manager

Kevin Springer - Sound Design

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Love & Other Social Diseases: our 300th Comedy Revue

8:00 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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The Pathetic Life and Remarkable Afterlife of Elmer McCurdy, the Worst Robber in the West

8:00 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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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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Razia's Shadow: A Puppet Rock Opera

8:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

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

15-25
Call 612-223-8664
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Presented by The Matchbox Theater
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

Razia’s Shadow tells the story of a world divided in two by the selfish actions of the powerful yet insecure Ahrima. After generations of darkness, his descendant Adakias seeks to reunite the two fractured halves and return harmony to the world. It’s a fantastical tale told through puppetry & song, full of wild characters & eye-popping spectacle!

Starring: Marc Berg, Yvonne Ingrid Freese, Rhiannon Fiskradatz, Thalia Bea Kostman, Thomas Buan, Micah Erickson, and David Gamache.

Music by Forgive Durden. Puppets designed & built by Marc Christian Berg.
 

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