Monday, November 18, 2019

10 am

The Emperor's New Clothes

10:00 am
Runs 60 minutes

Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior, MN

Call 952-474-5951
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Presented by Excelsior Entertainmet @ Old Log Theatre
  • Musical
  • Kids

Musical for the Holiday season.
Matinees: November 12- December 31, 2019

The incomparably imaginative creators of Seussical, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, bring one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved tales to life in The Emperor's New Clothes. This winsome musical is a crowd-pleaser for all ages.
Fourteen-year-old Emperor Marcus the 3rd is nervous to take the throne. Deciding that he can only gain confidence by dressing in the finest attire, Marcus commands his Royal Clothesmaker to fashion him in the most royal wardrobe. Taking advantage of Marcus' uncertainty and immaturity, a Swindler promises to make magic clothes that are "invisible to fools, liars, and anyone you should ignore," for a large and hefty price. Only Arno, the simple-hearted mop boy, can help Marcus out of this royal mess and teach him an important lesson about outward appearance.

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7 pm


7:00 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)

(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

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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Into the Darkness

7:30 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.”

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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A Life of Days

7:30 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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Themselves They Made Immaculate: Clara Barton at Andersonville

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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in a stand of dying trees by Shannon TL Kearns

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

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company
  • Drama

in a stand of dying trees by Shannon TL Kearns

Directed by Emily England

In this new play by Uprising’s Artistic Director Shannon TL Kearns, big city idealism and small town realities intersect. Ben and Amanda love their town. They love their neighbors. Sure, they sometimes disagree, but they are comfortable. When Liam, Ben’s former college friend, comes to town on a campaign to get people to “vote blue” their idyllic life is threatened. Can people remain friends even when they disagree? How is it for transgender folks who live in rural areas? And who has the right to defend themselves?

Show runs: 8-23 November

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


Jeff Miller as Ben

Maretta Zillic as Amanda

Carey Morton as Liam

Mike Novak as Joe

Creative Team:

Jake Otto: Lighting Designer

Maggie Mae Sultentic: Set Designer and Fight Choreographer

Xander Cavanagh: Stage Manager

Gabriel Penaloza-Hernandez: Assistant Stage Manager

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