Sunday, November 17, 2019

1 pm

Themselves They Made Immaculate: Clara Barton at Andersonville

1:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

Presented by American Civic Forum
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Less than a year after the Civil War’s end, Clara Barton—a nurse and humanitarian known as the ‘Angel of the Battlefield’—testified to Congress about her experiences in the postwar South. Her work brought her to the Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp, where Union soldiers had died by the thousands.

Sobering and inspiring, Themselves They Made Immaculate is an insightful portrait of one of America’s great heroes. And a remarkable look into the crucial—and precarious—era that affects Americans’ lives to this day.

Linda Sue Anderson as Clara Barton
with Pat Harrigan, Leslie Vincent and Rachel Flynn
Directed by Matthew Foster

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Sanders Family Christmas

1:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Commonweal Theatre
208 Parkway Ave. N Lanesboro, MN 55949

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

Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Musical

It’s Christmas Eve, 1941, and America is going to war. But in North Carolina’s little Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, the boisterous Sanders Family Singers band together with Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe to buoy the congregation’s spirit. Conceived by a Commonweal favorite, director Alan Bailey, and brimming with warmth, hilarity, and foot-stomping bluegrass music, Sanders Family Christmas will have your toes tapping and your heart singing.

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2 pm

TOWARDS ZERO

2:00 pm

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55454

$22 regular price
Call 612-333-3010
Buy tickets online

Presented by Theatre in the Round Players
  • Drama

This compelling stage play by Agatha Christie was only recently discovered, unearthed by a researcher in 2015. The setting is Gull’s Nest, Lady Tressilian’s clifftop manor on the English seaside. When she invites her ward for a long weekend, he surprises everyone by bringing both his current wife and his old flame. And when a brutal murder interrupts the house party, the wonderful twists and turns of a true Christie script keep the audience guessing until the final moments.

Directed by Wendy Resch Novak, the cast includes William Bauer, David Coral, Annie Day, James Degner, Dwight Gunderson, Ben Habel, Joshua Jabas, Jacob Marcott, Kristen C. Mathisen, Mark L. Mattison, Stacey Poirier, Piper Quinn, and Jean Wolff.

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'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf'

2:00 pm
Runs 170 minutes

  • Closing night

Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

$15 - $20
Call 651-645-5506
Buy tickets online

Presented by Oxford Comma Theater
  • Drama

The Oxford Comma Theater Cooperative takes on Edward Albee’s unforgettable classic, ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.’

‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,’ tells the story of the volatile marriage of George and Martha, a middle-aged couple, who invite a young married couple, Nick and Honey, to have a drink with them after a long night at a party. As the night unfolds, the group descends into mind games, cruel jokes, and seductions. As the clock strikes on, the secrets which held each couple together begin to unravel.

Featuring the talents of Gary David Keast, Katherine Kupiecki, Aaron LaPacz, and Kali McMillan.

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

$30-$40
Call 952-474-5951
Buy tickets online

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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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

2:00 pm

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

$27 – $55
Call 651.291.7005
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Presented by Park Square Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy

In Regency England, love is a serious game and the Bennet sisters are playing for keeps. The outspoken Lizzy is determined never to marry, but can she resist love, especially when the amusing but mildly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn? Bold, timely, with a few dance breaks thrown in, playwright Kate Hamill and director Lisa Channer reimagine Jane Austen for today.

Visit parksquaretheatre.org for dates and times.

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Disney's Frozen JR

2:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$10-$15
Call 952-855-9147
Buy tickets online

Presented by Blue Water Theatre Company
  • Musical
  • Kids

Based on the 2013 film and the 2018 Broadway musical, Frozen JR brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

PERFORMANCES:
Friday, November 8 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, November 9 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, November 10 @ 2:00pm
Friday, November 15 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, November 16 @ 7:00pm
Sunday, November 17 @ 2:00pm

TICKETS:
$15/adults; $10/students

Tickets will be available at the door beginning approximately 45 minutes before each performance, or in advance online at www.bluewatertheatre.com

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Into the Darkness

2:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Shakespearean Youth Theatre
550 Vandalia Street, Suite #306, St. Paul, MN 55114

Presented by Collective Unconscious Performance
  • Musical
  • Experimental

A princess, whose radiant beauty blinds all who look upon her, finds the one person willing to submit to her test for suitors: the court fool. A young woman travels east of the sun and west of the moon with the hopes of rescuing her best friend, who has been captured by trolls. Join us for a pairing of dark and dreamy one acts that explore the transformational power of love. Combining performances from actors and puppets with original music, learn if all fairy tales about love really end with “and they lived happily ever after.”

Performers
Kayla Dvorak Feld
Anna Hashizume
Leif Jurgensen
Sarah Modena
Steve Modena
Boo Segersin
Mickaylee Shaughnessy
Heather Stone

Production Team
Director, Adapter, Puppet & Costume Designer: David Hanzal
Composer & Lyricist: Dan Dukich
Stage Manager: André Johnson Jr.
Musical Director: Sarah Modena
Assistant Director: Leif Jurgensen
Puppetry Movement Coach: Angela Olson
Choreographer: Justin Leaf
Lighting Designer: Søren Olsen
Sound Designer: Kevin Springer
Polar Bear Puppet Designer: Eva Adderley
Puppet Fabrication Assistance: Katie Kaufmann, Angela Olson & Libby Porter
Box Office: Libby Porter
Producer: Sofia Lindgren Galloway

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LUV by Murray Schisgal

2:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Landmark Center's Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
75 5th St. W., St. Paul, MN

$18 - $22
Call 612-438-6233
Buy tickets online

Presented by Passport Stages
  • Comedy

LUV by Murray Schisgal

Passport Stages presents the Tony Award nominated comedy LUV.  Directed by Steven P. Peterson, LUV is a dark comedy about alienation, identity loss, an absurd love triangle and meaninglessness of it all.

 

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All's Well That Ends Well

2:30 pm

  • Closing night

Bethel University Theatre
3900 Bethel Drive Saint Paul, MN 55112

$6.00-$11.00
Call 651-638-6333
Buy tickets online

Presented by Bethel University Theatre
  • Comedy

All’s Well That Ends Well…or does it? Helena’s love for Bertram is unrequited. She hears that the King is dying. A doctor’s daughter, Helena heals the king in exchange for permission to marry the man of her choosing – Bertram. Bertram goes through with the ceremony, but leaves Helena immediately afterwards to go to war – giving her a list of impossible tasks to complete in order for him to acknowledge their marriage. Will Bertram survive the war? Can Helena complete the tasks? Is it even possible that All’s Well That Ends Well? To find out, join us for Shakespeare’s rarely seen classic quest for love, identity and redemption!

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Cabal

2:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$45
Call 612-375-0300
Buy tickets online

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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3 pm

A Life of Days

3:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Presented by nimbus
  • Drama

“Some stories are so remarkable we tell them again and again. Those are the things worth remembering.”

Fearing the unthinkable, a family flees into the wilderness. Fifty years later, park rangers Callie and David stumble across an unbelievable discovery.

While on a survey expedition, they encounter Vira, a woman born and raised in nearly complete isolation. Over the course of several days, they nurture a fragile trust as she shares her extraordinary story. Ultimately, they are faced with an agonizing choice: reveal her existence to a world that she has never known and cannot grasp, or help keep her hidden on a planet that is running out of space for secrets.

What happens when an impossible future collides with an imagined past? A spare and moving examination of a secluded life, and the ripples it makes, even from the depths of a shrinking wilderness.

nimbus’ next journey begins November 9th.

Written by Liz Neerland
Directed by Josh Cragun

Featuring Brid Henry, Delta Giordano, Cate Jackson, Nicholas Nelson, and Gregory Yang
Design by Ursula K. Bowden, Brian Hesser, Emmet Kowler, Rubble&Ash
Stage Managed by Alyssa Thompson

Photo by Emmet Kowler

Saturday, November 9 - 7:30pm Opening Night
Sunday, November 10 - 3:00pm
Thursday, November 14 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 15 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 16 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 17 - 3:00pm
Monday, November 18 - 7:30pm Pay What You Can 
Thursday, November 21 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 22 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 23 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 24 - 3:00pm Closing

 

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

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The Winter's Tale at Sheldon Theater

3:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

  • Closing night

Sheldon Theater
443 West 3rd St Red Wing, MN 55066

$26
Call 6122039502
Buy tickets online

Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

"Lorca’s masterful direction, a cast of powerful, passionate actors, Peter Vitale’s music (performed live), Sonya Berlovitz’s costumes and Nick Golfis’ minimalist sets have combined to create real magic." - MinnPost

"Director Marcela Lorca has teamed with an extraordinary cast to craft a staging that still has me combing my memory of the last Shakespeare production I'd seen that succeeded so sublimely." - Pioneer Press

"This Winter's Tale is something you feel, and that touches you..." - Star Tribune

"Ten Thousand Things does Shakespeare like no one else, making it accessible and understable and relatable..."- Cherry and Spoon

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
 

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4 pm

Tartuffe

4:30 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Eye Candy REFind
213 E 2nd St E, Hastings MN 55033

Presented by (lumin)theater lab
  • Comedy

(lumin)theater lab presents 'Tartuffe.'
Directed by Diogo Lopes, this classic French farce by Moliere performs in the upstairs level of a vintage boutique, Eye Candy REfind (213 E 2nd St. E, Hastings MN 55033) in downtown Hastings, MN. **We deeply regret that entry up to, and exit down from the performance space is not accessible via wheelchair.**

Performs November 8 - 23, 2019
(Sunday performances at 4:30 pm, all other shows at 7:00 pm)

CAST
(in order of appearance)
Mme. Pernelle - Kelli Tatum
Flipote - Zach Filkins
Elmire - Michelle Del
Damis - Caitlin Weber
Cleante - Tom Sorenson
Mariane - Leah Christine
Orgon - Dave Wasylik
Valere - Laura Hoover
Tartuffe - Theo Ebarb
M. Loyal - Zach Filkins
Officer - Joren Skov

PRODUCTION CREW
Director - Diogo Lopes
Stage Manager - Kelly Nokk
Asst Stage Manager - Beth Kellner
Production Manager - Steve Soler
Costume Designer - Claire Burkitt
Props Designer - Suellen Weber
Graphic Design - Andrew Hill

 

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6 pm

Mamma Mia!

6:30 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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7 pm

LUV by Murray Schisgal

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Closing night

Landmark Center's Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
75 5th St. W., St. Paul, MN

$18 - $22
Call 612-438-6233
Buy tickets online

Presented by Passport Stages
  • Comedy

LUV by Murray Schisgal

Passport Stages presents the Tony Award nominated comedy LUV.  Directed by Steven P. Peterson, LUV is a dark comedy about alienation, identity loss, an absurd love triangle and meaninglessness of it all.

 

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

MACBETH at the historic James J. Hill House

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Closing night

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 Southern Strategy

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Crane Theater
LGM Studio / 2303 Kennedy St NE #120, Minneapolis

Presented by American Civic Forum
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Between the end of the Civil War and 1964, the South was a stronghold of the Democratic Party. With the rise of the civil rights movement, white racial resentment flared—and our political parties shifted. The once-solid South cracked when Republican Barry Goldwater (who opposed the Civil Rights Act) shocked the country when he carried five Southern states in the 1964 presidential election.

Although Goldwater lost in a landslide to Texas Democrat Lyndon Johnson, using white voters’ anger to win votes—“the Southern Strategy”—spread like wildfire across the country. The Southern Strategy dramatically shifted the ideology and demographics our two major political parties and altered the U.S. political landscape in ways that persist today.

Using the words of GOP politicians and strategists verbatim, we trace the history of the Southern Strategy from its inception to 2005, when the Republican Party officially apologized for it.

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Church & State by Jason Odell Williams

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Select your price! $15/$20/$25. Pay What You Will on Monday, November 11.
Buy tickets online

Presented by Segue Productions
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Segue Productions presents

Church & State

by Jason Odell Williams

Directed by Scott Gilbert

November 8-24, 2019

With just days to go in a tight reelection race, Senator Charles Whitmore is rethinking some key positions - which sends campaign manager Alex Klein into damage control mode, and shakes the foundations of the senator's marriage. Praised as "a crackling script" that "leavens... debates with plenty of humor," Church & State is a timely, surprising, and heartfelt play.

"For the first time in a long time, I said exactly what I was thinking, no filter."
"You need to be smart about this, not emotional."
"Can't I be both?"

Moms Demand Action, an organization dedicated to gun violence prevention and safety advocacy, will make information available at all 11 performances, and will participate in a discussion following the November 15 performance.

Church & State is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Additional credits: Lighting by Camille A. Holthaus; Projections by Todd F. Edwards

Photo by Scott Pakudaitis.

Online ticket sales end 4 hours prior to each performance. Tickets are still available at the door!

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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

  • Closing night

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

Another Miracle on Christmas Lake

8:00 pm
Runs 100 minutes

Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369

http://yellowtreetheatre.com/another-miracle
Call 763-493-8733
Buy tickets online

Presented by Yellow Tree Theatre
  • Comedy

A goat with the flu, a pregnant lizard, and a lactating Wise Man walk into Yellow Tree Theatre... 

On November 8th, Yellow Tree brings back the super silly sequel to its original smash-hit holiday comedy, Miracle on Christmas Lake, by "Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master" Jessica Lind Peterson. The sequel, which was last seen in 2011, will feature some of the Twin Cities funniest actors including: Four Humors front man Jason Ballweber, 2018 McKnight Theater Artist Fellow Elise Langer, Ryan Nelson of Brave New Workshop, and Neil Skoy, a professional clown who recently appeared in Open Eye Figure Theater’s The Beldenville Troll.

Another Miracle on Christmas Lake
by Jessica Lind Peterson
directed by Jason Peterson

SYNOPSIS
A hilarious sequel to the smash hit comedy Miracle on Christmas Lake! Join Martha, Neil and some zany new characters as they try to save their beloved town of Christmas Lake from annexation. A Hollywood location scout arrives, hailing Christmas Lake the perfect spot to film a new adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life. Colin and Tess scramble to put on a sparkly pageant that will draw tourists and hilarity ensues. There’s lutefisk and lizards, true love and tater tots, and best of all, unexpected miracles happen. A ridiculous and zany holiday comedy that you don’t want to miss! “One of those rare times when the sequel surpasses the original…The laughs start early and keep going!” – TC Daily Planet 

CAST: Ryan Nelson, Jason Ballweber, Elise Langer, Anna Leverett, Damian Leverett &  Neil Skoy

WHERE
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN 55369

WHEN
November 8th – December 29th

PERFORMANCE TIMES
Tues. - Sat. @ 7:30pm, Wed. Sat. & Sun. @ 2:00pm

TICKET PRICES
Nov. 7th - Nov. 17th 
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $26 | Fri. Sat. $30 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $28

Nov. 19th - Dec. 1st
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $29 | Fri. Sat. $33 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $31

Dec. 2nd - Dec. 29th
Tues. Wed. Thurs. $34 | Fri. Sat. $38 | Sat. Sun. Matinées $36

TO PURCHASE TICKETS
www.yellowtreetheatre.com

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