Thursday, September 5, 2019

7 pm

The Rinky Dink Show: Rinky Dink Fights Back!

7:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St. MPLS 55408

$15/$12 in advance
Call 6128258949
Buy tickets online

Presented by Rinky Dink Operations
  • Comedy

All right Dinks. Seriously this time. The Bryant Lake Bowl is having us back for another round of “The Rinky Dink Show” and they need a REAL description from us this time.

In June we delighted audiences and critics alike. Be sure to include the quote from Twin Cities Arts Reader that said, “It recalls some of the best moments of Laugh-In and Saturday Night Live, while also planting its flag firmly in the Twin Cities.” People love quotes like that. They’re reassuring.

But – the June show was only HALF of us, and our September show is the REST of us. And obviously, we’re some of the freshest and savviest comedy performers in town, and as the world gets crazier and crazier, Rinky Dink is going to fight back the best way they know how: Comedy. Sketch. Stand-up. Song. Some serious silly slightly off-center and happy to call the BLB our home.

Make sure to let them know the cast includes: Sam Bates-Norum, Anna Larranaga, Beth Ann Powers, Amanda Sjodahl, Gabby Vandenavond, Leslie Vincent, Duck Washington, Allison Witham and Aron Woldeslassie. 

We still need a catchy tag line here. And PLEASE make sure to formally type something up that’s presentational and glossy and do NOT just copy and paste directly from this email. Not because it’s unprofessional, but because we did that bit in June and what kind of rinky dink operation does that two times in a row?

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, September 5-7 and 12-14 at 7:00pm (doors at 6:00) $15/$12 in advance

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The Real Inspector Hound

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

  • Opening night

Patsy Miller Studio Theater
University of Northwestern - St. Paul 3003 Snelling Ave N. St. Paul, MN 55113

$15 - $18
Call 651-631-5151
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Presented by UNW Theatre
  • Comedy

Feauding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot are swept away into the whodunit country house murder mystery they are viewing. This hilarious, witty, and cerebral spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas allows the critics to become involved in the action causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching.

"A brilliant parody of country-house detective stories and the conflict-fraught, egoism-inflating business of theater criticism."-The Washington Post

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7:30 pm
Runs 125 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Presented by The BAND Group
  • Drama

A Man. A Pink Triangle. A Journey to Dignity. In this intimate play, centered around the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, a man must choose outing himself but face the ultimate consequence. BENT serves as a reminder than any community can have their rights stripped away by hate-mongering forces, but shows that the human heart can never be stripped away.

The BAND Group will partner with Out Front on this production.  OutFront’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment, or discrimination.
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Naïve. Super

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue | Minneapolis, MN, 55404 | United States

  • Comedy
  • Experimental

The adaptation of Erlend Loe's 1995 Norwegian cult novel "Naïve. Super." makes its national stage debut at Norway House.

Featuring a new performer every night, performing the play for the first time in dialogue with the director.

Preview: September 3 | Performances: September 4-8
All shows begin at 7:30pm
Preview Performance $10 | General Admission $20 | Norway House Members $15

Troubled by an inability to find any meaning in his life, the 25-year-old narrator of this deceptively simple novel quits university and eventually arrives at his brother's New York apartment.

In a bid to discover what life is all about, he writes lists. He becomes obsessed by time and whether it actually matters. He faxes his meteorologist friend. He endlessly bounces a ball against the wall. He befriends a small boy who lives next door. He yearns to get to the bottom of life and how best to live it.

Funny, friendly, enigmatic and frequently poignant - superbly naive.

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7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The White Stag Lodge
2010 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN

Call 612-375-0300
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Created by David Pisa and John Heimbuch

Forgotten alchemy. An ancient order. The pursuit of new magic.

A renegade magister’s quest threatens the Cabal’s very existence. Who should control this ultimate power? Enter the secret society and unlock the truth. 

Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents Cabal, a live theater experience with puzzles. An audience of 10 people explores an immersive environment, meeting characters and discovering large-scale, hands-on challenges.

Tickets are now on sale through March 29. Additional months will go on sale approximately 1 month in advance.

Cabal lasts approximately 90 minutes. (It may be more or less, depending on how fast your group is at solving puzzles.)

Cabal is a theater performance, but does not have standard theater seats. As audience members move through the space, they may be asked to be stand or sit. Please be prepared to walk or move at least 600 feet during the course of the event. The venue and experience are wheelchair accessible.

Content advisory: flashing lights, sudden loud sounds.

More questions? Read our FAQ!

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Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

Call 612-332-6620
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Presented by Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Improv

Follow our intrepid heroes (Lauren Anderson, Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott, and Taj Ruler) as they prepare for epic battle against the most dangerous enemy of all:  SHAME.  Can they survive cancel culture, social media, and the self-loathing that accompanies just being Minnesotan?  Join the guilt-trip of a lifetime at the BNW’s hilarious and all-new sketch comedy show, Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War

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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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