Thursday, October 24, 2019

10 am

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

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

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

September 27 thru October 27, 2019

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Stage play by Joe Troiano
Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes and the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano
Lyrics by Joe Troiano
Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn

OUR FOUR-SIDED FRIEND RETURNS!
ALL AGES
Spookley the Square Pumpkin sprouts up this autumn in our JC Studio! When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch, he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. Even after his new friends—the boisterous spiders Edgar, Allen and Poe—try to convince him to run for the Pick of the Patch contest, Spookley still isn’t sure he has what it takes. However, a threatening storm may just give Spookley the inspiration to discover his own worth. This imaginative puppetry extravaganza filled with memorable music returns this fall to encourage everyone to “dare to be square!”

CAST

Claire Chapman (Edgar), Lynnea Doublette (Bobo), Sophie Farrell (Spookley), David Gamache (Big Tom & Little Tom), Amy Horn (Lala), Chloe Johanson (Hay), Miles Johnson (Allen), Liam O’Mara (Poe), Matt Ouren (Jack), Lilie Rankin (Mimi) and Hayley Mullins (Understudy Spookley)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Cody R Braudt, STAGE MANAGER – Sandriea White, PROPS DESIGNER – Marc Berg, SET DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner, MUSIC DIRECTOR – James  Lekatz, COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Lori Opsal, TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel, PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson

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12 pm

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

12:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

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

Presented by Stages Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

September 27 thru October 27, 2019

MORE INFORMATION

Stage play by Joe Troiano
Based on the film “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano and Tom Hughes and the book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano
Lyrics by Joe Troiano
Music composed and arranged by Jeffrey Zahn

OUR FOUR-SIDED FRIEND RETURNS!
ALL AGES
Spookley the Square Pumpkin sprouts up this autumn in our JC Studio! When Spookley arrives in the pumpkin patch, he is teased by all the other pumpkins because of his odd shape. Even after his new friends—the boisterous spiders Edgar, Allen and Poe—try to convince him to run for the Pick of the Patch contest, Spookley still isn’t sure he has what it takes. However, a threatening storm may just give Spookley the inspiration to discover his own worth. This imaginative puppetry extravaganza filled with memorable music returns this fall to encourage everyone to “dare to be square!”

CAST

Claire Chapman (Edgar), Lynnea Doublette (Bobo), Sophie Farrell (Spookley), David Gamache (Big Tom & Little Tom), Amy Horn (Lala), Chloe Johanson (Hay), Miles Johnson (Allen), Liam O’Mara (Poe), Matt Ouren (Jack), Lilie Rankin (Mimi) and Hayley Mullins (Understudy Spookley)

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Sandy Boren-Barrett, DIRECTOR – Cody R Braudt, STAGE MANAGER – Sandriea White, PROPS DESIGNER – Marc Berg, SET DESIGNER – Sarah Brandner, MUSIC DIRECTOR – James  Lekatz, COSTUME SUPERVISOR – Christa Ludwig, LIGHTING DESIGNER – Karin Olson, COSTUME & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Lori Opsal, TECH DIRECTOR – Alan Pagel, PRODUCTION MANAGER – Melanie Salmon-Peterson

© Holiday Hill Enterprises, LLC

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1 pm

Ripcord

1:00 pm

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

$25-36
Call 612-440-7529
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Presented by Sidekick Theatre
  • Comedy

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the women quickly escalates into a game of practical jokes and one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, Ripcord is uproarious and heartwarming comedy.

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7 pm

Wayward Theatre Company presents MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

The James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$35.00
Call 612-568-4225
Buy tickets online

Presented by Wayward Theatre Company
  • Drama

Wayward Theatre Company is committed to bringing work outside of traditional theatre settings, allowing audiences to engage with texts and spaces in new and exciting ways. Next up on Wayward’s site-specific docket is Shakespeare’s brilliant tragedy; Macbeth, playing at the historic James J. Hill House.

As a follow-up to our extended, sold-out run of Hamlet in the spring of 2018, Macbeth will be the company’s most ambitious endeavor to date. Working side by side in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, Wayward will utilize this historic landmark in ways patrons of the arts and of the Hill House have yet to experience.

Macbeth, considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, brings audiences deep into the minds of an ambitious couple, hellbent on power and position. A supernatural prophecy calls a would-be king and queen to action and as they work to realize their greatest dreams, their world turns suddenly into a living nightmare.

NOTE: There are staggered start times of 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM for this production.

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

7:30 pm

Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$20 – $70
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Musical

Let’s do the Time Warp again! Enter a kitschy, campy, sci-fi fantasy with Brad and Janet as they encounter Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter, a vamping, bisexual transvestite from another planet, backed by his band of singing and dancing Phantoms. Mixing rock ‘n’ roll with crazy dance numbers, sex, glitter and corsets, this is a party that’s sure to make you shiver with antici–pation!

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On the Verge; Or the Geography of Yearning

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

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

Heed the call to discovery! Journey through uncharted territories! With wit, nerve, and proper British sensibilities, Mary, Fanny, and Alexandra bushwhack their way through Terra Incognita—the last uncharted land on the globe. These intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! With wonder, humor and grace, On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) navigates the search for our place in the world.

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30-$40
Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Old Log Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder tells the story of a roguishly charming Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune, setting out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm... and a dash of murder.  In the midst of Monty's macabre plotting, he also finds himself juggling the affections of two beautiful ladies; one is his married mistress, and the othe is a distant cousin.  The show is beautifully supported by a well crafted score that is both elegant and hilarious.

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motherlanded: a one-woman show about life as a chinese adoptee

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N Saint Paul MN 55104

$10-$20
Call 651-645-5506
Buy tickets online

Presented by Julia Gay
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

motherlanded

Adopted from China in 1996 and raised by a single mother, Julia Gay grew up shaped by an interconnected web of maternal guidance, love and loss. Through poetry, memoir and movement, she honors the women in her life. Join Julia as she journeys from China to the US and, at last, rediscovers her motherland.

WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY JULIA GAY
direction & dramaturgy by Sun Mee Chomet
(produced by Julia Gay and presented as a part of Dreamland Arts’ Theaterwalla program)

Sound design and score composition by Eric M. C. Gonzalez. Lighting design by Mike Wangen. Photo & design by Laichee Yang.

Tickets: Pay What You Can, $10-$20 (no online service fee)
www.dreamlandarts.com/motherlanded

Thu, Oct 17 at 7:30p (Preview)
Fri, Oct 18 at 7:30p (Opening)
Sat, Oct 19 at 2:00p
Sat, Oct 19 at 7:30p (ASL)
Sun, Oct 20 at 2:00p*
Wed, Oct 23 at 7:30p*
Thu, Oct 24 at 7:30p
Fri, Oct 25 at 7:30p*
Sat, Oct 26 at 2:00p
Sat, Oct 26 at 7:30p
Sun, Oct 27 at 2:00p

*A brief post-show discussion will follow the performance.
 

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Rogue Prince: Henry IV parts 1 and 2 by William Shakespeare

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Calvary Baptist Church
2608 Blaisdell Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

Presented by Theatre Coup d'Etat
  • Drama

Theatre Coup d’Etat presents Rogue Prince: Henry IV parts 1 and 2 by William Shakespeare, adapted by Gary Briggle and directed by Wendy Lehr and Gary Briggle, performing October 10 - 26, 2019, all 7:30pm showings at Calvary Baptist Church in Minneapolis. 

TICKETS https://citypagestix.com/organizations/theatre-coup-d-etat

Rogue Prince is an original adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, based on the script by Orson Welles. Our story will focus on the young Prince Hal and his relationship with his friend and father figure, the rogue Falstaff. Hal is caught between a father he respects but does not love, and a father-figure he loves but can’t respect. As the world changes around them both, each one realizes they must sacrifice who they are for who they will become - whether they want to or not. 

Combining actor-driven movement, a blend of live and engineered soundscape, and the black box seating of the space, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Rogue Prince is can’t-miss experience. Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this coming-of-age tale to the Twin Cities. 

Admission is sliding scale, $18-$40. Tickets available at www.theatrecoupdetat.com. Calvary Baptist Church is located at 2608 Blaisdell Ave S.

Rogue Prince preview (pay-what-you-can):

Wednesday, October 9, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

Rogue Prince performances (sliding scale): $18-$40

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

October 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26, plus Mondays Oct 14 and 21.

(Monday, October 14 and 21 are pay-what-you-can performances)

CAST

King Henry IV  - Bruce Bohne (AEA)

Prince John of Lancaster/ Poins - Damien Leverett

Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland / Sheriff of London / Lord Chief Justice / Traveler - Corey de Danann

Henry Percy, aka “Hotspur”/ Justice Shallow - Ben Shaw

Sir John Falstaff - Gary Briggle (AEA)

Earl of Westmoreland / Silence / Peto / Corporal Nym - Kjer Whiting

Bardolph - Don Maloney

Pistol / Sir Walter Blunt / Earl of Surrey / Douglas - Kaylyn Forkey

Dame Quickly / Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester / Traveler - Meg Bradley

Doll Tearsheet / Vernon / Lady Percy / Bishop of London / Earl of Warwick / Traveler - Anna Leverett  

Henry (Hal), Prince of Wales, later King Henry V  - James Napoleon Stone

CREW

Director - Wendy Lehr & Gary Briggle, Stage Manager - Sarah Wolf, Lighting Design - Mark Kieffer, Costume Design - Chelsea Wren Hanvy, Music Director - Ben Larson, Sound Design - Forest Godfrey, Fight Director - Adam Scarpello, Intimacy Coach - Emma VanVactor-Lee, Dialect Coach - Jim Ahrens, Production Manager - James Napoleon Stone

TICKETS https://citypagestix.com/organizations/theatre-coup-d-etat

The show will run approximately 100 minutes with one intermission. Free street parking is available.

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Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! by Jordan Wolfe, Oct. 4-27

Night of the Living Dead! The Musical!

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

$25-$35
Call (612) 440-6681
Buy tickets online

Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Celebrate the Halloween season with this campy new adaptation of the classic George Romero zombie film, with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jordan Wolfe. The show earned rave reviews during its brief Off Broadway run at Theatre Row earlier this year. You’ll scream – with laughter!

Ticket Prices:
$35 Premium seating
$30 Regular seating
$25 Partially Obstructed seating
Students/Seniors 65+ Any seat $25

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Friday, October 4, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Monday, October 7, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Friday, October 11, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 17, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Friday, October 18, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 24, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Friday, October 25, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2019 – 2:00 PM

CAST
Man 1 – Mitchell Douglas
Woman 1 – Rachel Schmidt
Man 2 – Max Kile
Woman 2 – Alex Waitinas
Man 3 – Christian Unser
Woman 3 – Aly O’Keefe

PRODUCTION STAFF
Director – Ryan McGuire Grimes
Music Director – Jean Orbison Van Heel
Stage Manager – Remi Remmey
Choreographer – Chris Adam
Costume Designer – A. Emily Heaney
Prop Designer – Joe Hendren
Lighting Designer – Grant Merges
Sound Designer – Abe Gabor
Scenic Designer – Will Slayden
Production Coordinator – Miranda Shunkwiler

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Cabal

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$45
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.

Running July 11 - December 31. Tickets are now on sale through September. 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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Journey's End

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Annex Building, Saint Paul, MN

$28 - $8
Call 1-888-71-TICKETS
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Presented by Gremlin Theatre
  • Drama

Bain Boehlke returns to the Twin Cities to direct R.C. Sherriff's powerful, multi award-winning masterpiece.  Set in the front-line trenches near Sant Quentin in 1918, towards the end of the First World War, Journey’s End gives a powerful (and beautiful) glimpse into the harrowing experiences of a British Army infantry company, whose story plays out in the officers’ dugout over four days in March, 1918.  With a German offensive imminently approaching, each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer.

Featuring: Jim Ahrens, Aaron Boger, Kevin Fanshaw, Peter Christian Hansen, Craig Johnson, Timothy Kelly, Bob Malos, Carl Schoenborn, Henry Sillman, Benjamin Slye, Alan Sorenson, Caleb Wagner

With the design talents of: Sarah Bauer, Bain Boehlke, Amber Brown,  Kathy Maxwell, C. Andrew Mayer, Carl Schoenborn

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The Winter's Tale at Open Book

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$15-$45
Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

An epic tale that takes us from the tyrannical power of jealousy, to the promise of renewal, through magic, miracles and the quality of forgiveness that only true love can bring.

Directed by Marcela Lorca

Featuring Stephanie Bertumen, Shá Cage, Cristina Florencia Castro, James Craven, Steven Epp, Christopher Jenkins, Mo Perry, William Sturdivant and Karen Wiese-Thompson

Tickets are $45 on October 11th with post-show reception with the cast with food and drink. 

There is a post-show discussion with the cast on October 19th.

October 27th performance is Audio-Described.

Open Book is located on the south side of Washington Avenue by 10th Avenue.  It is west of 35W by three blocks.

Free parking is available in the adjacent lot and off-street parking is available. There are also several parking ramps nearby.
 

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Unknown

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

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

-UNKNOWN-
Written by Alexis Clements
Directed by Mariah Larkin
World Premiere

Nobody knows Sydney Anders. So nobody paid much attention when Sydney’s seven boxes arrived at the Archives. Nobody, except for Sophie and Thea. Flipping through the pages of Sydney’s life in an idiosyncratic archive of lesbian lives, Sophie and Thea uncover the tragedies and celebrations of an unknown life, and along the way uncover unknown truths about each other and themselves.

Inspired by the 45 year-old Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, NY, Unknown offers a portrait of a small community of lesbians that spans four generations, and it asks how we come to know a person as something more than the role they play in our lives or the labels society applies to them.

October 18-27, 2019 at The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE #120, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

PERFORMANCES
Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 7:30pm*
Sunday, October 20, 2019 @ 2:00pm
Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 7:30pm**
Sunday, October 27 @ 2:00pm

Featuring Gina Sauer, Marci Lucht, Lana Bean, Siddeeqah Shabazz, Ankita Ashrit, and Inez DeCoteau

Production Team: Constance Brevell, Camille Smith, Snem DeSellier, Anna Brauch, Fox Len and Kassha Lisinski 

TICKETS: $5-$25 Sliding Scale - pay what you can in that range!
 

*Post-show talkback with the playwright and artists*

**ASL-interpreted performance on October 26 at 7:30pm. Deaf Interpreters are Jackie Correa-Alley and Regina Daniels. Hearing Interpreters are Rachel Rothering and Melissa Lund.

***VENUE IS ACCESSIBLE***
***SINGLE-STALL, ALL-GENDER BATHROOMS ON-SITE***
***ON-SITE FREE PARKING*** 

PLEASE NOTE:
--There are NO REFUNDS! 
--All seating is GENERAL ADMISSION - choose your own! Theater opens for seating approximately 30 minutes before showtime.
--All tickets are WILL CALL and will be held under your name for pick-up when you arrive at The Crane Theater for the performance. The name on your reservation DOES NOT need to match your ID (we don't even need to see your ID)

Questions? Email [email protected]

20% Theatre Company is committed to supporting and vigorously promoting the work of female and transgender theatre artists, and celebrating the unique contribution of these artists to social justice and human rights. 

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Open

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Art Box Theater
4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417

$10 - $38
Call 800-838-3006
Buy tickets online

Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Open is a magic show that takes place in the main character's mind. The audience has been summoned to play a critical role, but why? The Magician presents a myriad of tricks for our entertainment, while attempting the impossible. Is our faith in her illusions enough to rewrite the past? The clock is ticking, the show must go on, and we mustn't look away.  

Featuring Allison Witham as The Magician. Running Oct 12 - Nov 3. 

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

7:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St, Northfield, MN

$12-$17
Call 5076458877
Buy tickets online

Presented by Northfield Arts Guild
  • Drama

The Northfield Arts Guild and director Jay Gilman present The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a Tony, Olivier, and Drama Desk award winning play by Simon Stephens based on the novel by Mark Haddon.  The Curious Incident in the Dog in the Night-Time plays at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater October 18-27 with Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is located at 411 Third Street W, Northfield.

Based on Haddon's beloved mystery novel, Curious Incident follows Christopher Boone, a gifted young man that sees the world differently than those around him. When Christopher discovers his neighbor's dead dog with garden shears sticking out, he decides that he must investigate the mystery of who killed Wellington the dog. Along Christopher's way he meets neighbors he had never interacted with before and records his adventures in a mystery novel that he is writing.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opens the Guild's 60-Carat season, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Northfield Arts Guild's theater programming. Each show is from one decade of the Guild's history and has never been produced by the Guild before.

Gilman directs a cast of local favorites featuring Sam Temple as Christopher, Susan Dunhaupt as Siobhan, Brendon Etter as Ed, and Andie Moore as Judy, with Megan Proft, Kevin Chapman, Peter Webb, Esme Elzi, and Kristin Sellentine as the Voices of the ensemble. 

Tickets and more information are available at The Guild, 304 Division Street South, online at northfieldartsguild.org, or by calling 507-645-8877. General admission tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. Guild members receive a 10% discount on all tickets purchased as part of the season.

The 60 Carat Theater Season is sponsored by Neuger Communications Group and Engage Print.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Collidescope 4.0

7:30 pm

  • Opening night

Whiting Proscenium, Rarig Center, Minneapolis
330 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455

$17 General public, $12 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees, $7 Students (any college or under 18)
Call (612) 625-5380
Buy tickets online

Presented by the University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
  • Drama
  • Experimental

Internationally acclaimed theatre artists, Ping Chong and UMTAD Assistant Professor Talvin Wilks will create the fourth iteration of  Collidescope: Adventures in Pre and Post Racial America  in collaboration with University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students.  Originally conceived in 2014 as a response to the unjust murder of Trayvon Martin, the debate around Stand Your Ground Laws and the seemingly perpetual police violence against members of the African American community, Collidescope offers a collision course view of the legacy behind the history of racial violence, racism and social injustice in America. As seen through the gaze of an intergalactic time traveler, the investigation of this peculiar “nature” moves back and forth in historical time, specifically with a focus on the American psyche represented by contemplations of noted historical and contemporary writers and political figures. Utilizing archival documents and source texts, fictional and non-fictional, Collidescope engages the audience in a discourse interrogating the motives and justifications behind this legacy.  This fourth installment will inject unique events from Minnesota’s history into the greater picture of race, racism and citizenship, to connect the dots between America’s troubled racial history and its ongoing consequences.

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Wayward Theatre Company presents MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

The James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102

$35.00
Call 612-568-4225
Buy tickets online

Presented by Wayward Theatre Company
  • Drama

Wayward Theatre Company is committed to bringing work outside of traditional theatre settings, allowing audiences to engage with texts and spaces in new and exciting ways. Next up on Wayward’s site-specific docket is Shakespeare’s brilliant tragedy; Macbeth, playing at the historic James J. Hill House.

As a follow-up to our extended, sold-out run of Hamlet in the spring of 2018, Macbeth will be the company’s most ambitious endeavor to date. Working side by side in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, Wayward will utilize this historic landmark in ways patrons of the arts and of the Hill House have yet to experience.

Macbeth, considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, brings audiences deep into the minds of an ambitious couple, hellbent on power and position. A supernatural prophecy calls a would-be king and queen to action and as they work to realize their greatest dreams, their world turns suddenly into a living nightmare.

NOTE: There are staggered start times of 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM for this production.

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8 pm

Teaċ Daṁsa: Loch na hEala (Swan Lake)

8:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Opening night

Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place

$32–$45
Call 6123757600
Buy tickets online

Presented by Walker Art Center
  • Drama
  • Experimental

“With this new reimagining of Swan Lake, [Michael Keegan-Dolan] elevates it to a place of bleak, funny and astoundingly poetic beauty.” —The Guardian (UK)

In this gorgeous, large-scale contemporary adaptation of the famous story ballet Swan Lake, the lake is black plastic, the prince is suicidal, the swans wear convent frocks, and the set is an assemblage of concrete and steel. From the imagination of Michael Keegan-Dolan, one of Ireland’s foremost dance-theater makers, comes a world of magical realism with a beauty as fierce and rugged as the land itself. Ancient Irish mythology meets modern Ireland head-on in a performance laced with comic vignettes and raw, exquisite movement. The piece has become an international hit since its sold-out premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival. This rare US presentation includes an emotionally textured Nordic- and Celtic-infused score, performed live by Dublin’s Slow Moving Clouds.

Contains gun shots, references to suicide, and depictions of physical and sexual violence.
Program length: 75 minutes.

Copresented by Northrop, University of Minnesota.

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Free Film: Calvary
Directed by John Michael McDonagh
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater at Northrop, University of Minnesota

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