Friday, April 3, 2020

12 pm

The Telling

12:00 pm
Runs 23 minutes
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Presented by The Electric Telescope Experimental Theatre
  • Experimental

Under a tell in southeastern Europe is hidden the ruins of a lost city.   Two archeologists not only explore the ruins but also the nature of an invaluable relic. Meanwhile, all around them, the people of the first city live their lost history. 

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7 pm

Ice Shanty #3

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Douglas Town Hall Parking Lot
PARKING IS OFF-SITE (Shuttles departing from) 12409 240th St E, Hampton, MN

Presented by (lumin)theater lab
  • Drama

“They wanted seclusion... isolation... to be far off the grid. Just a weekend of drinking and ice fishing in the desolate frozen tundra. What they got was the monster in Ice Shanty #3.”

This original world premier is a thriller written by (lumin)theater lab founding member Rob Andersen! Directed by (lumin)theater lab company member Libby Wasylik.

This immersive experience performs in a barn south of Hastings. PARKING IS OFF-SITE Patrons will park at Douglas Town Hall, and be shuttled to the performance space.

All performances start at 7pm; with shuttles departing roughly every ten minutes starting at 6:25 pm (accommodations can be made for patrons who are physically unable to utilize the shuttle service. please email us at [email protected])

Performances: March 20 - 22; March 26 - 29; April 2 - 4 (all performances at 7:00pm, shuttle service starts at 6:25 pm)

Park at Douglas Town Hall: 12409 240th St E, Hampton, MN;
(The crossroads of Minnesota Hwy 61, CR 50 and CR 20.)

(in order of appearance)
Teri: Caitlin Weber
Francis: Joren Skov
Suzi: Tia Tanzer
Steph: Belinda Burkitt
Maggie: Kelli Tatum
Duey: David Blissenbach
Bo: Jeremy Sundheim

Director: Libby Wasylik
Stage Manager/Asst. Director: Theo Ebarb
Asst. Stage Manager: Mikaela Vogland
Producer: Leah Christine
Costume Designer: Kari McCord
Lighting Designer: Dave Wasylik
Props Designer: Suellen Weber
Set Designer: Libby Wasylik
Sound Designer: Theo Ebarb
Fight Choreographer/Intimacy Director: Mason Tyer
Graphic Design: Andrew Hill & Allison Buckner

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7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Open Eye Theatre

Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Open Eye Theatre
  • Drama
  • Comedy


THE RED SHOES takes its title from a classic Hans Christian Andersen story of a young girl and a pair of red shoes, and thrillingly re-imagines it as a film noir fairytale.

Somewhere in the heart of the Big City, our heroine is hiding in a tiny apartment, fearful of venturing out, or of letting anyone (or anything) in. But she’s not alone. A pair of haunted red shoes is delivered to her doorstep, and they propel our her into a harrowing film noir adventure through the labyrinths and spiral staircases of her own mind, where she must face down her fears of what lurks in the subway tunnel, and discover what fate has in store for her up on the rooftop! 

Equally humorous and hair-raising, THE RED SHOES draws inspiration and influences from vintage detective novels, black and white film noir movies of the 1930s and ’40s, and case studies of amnesia and multiple personality. The inventive use of manipulated objects, dolls, and masks provide a dream-like quality to the unfolding adventure.


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7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

TEK BOX at the Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave. 2nd Floor Minneapolis, MN 55403

Call 612-440-6681
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Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Drama
  • Musical

Closing their season at the TEK BOX on the 2nd floor of the Cowles Center, Mineapolis Musical Theatre presents the Twin Cities premier of “Lizzie” by Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner, and Alan Stevens Hewitt. This Victorian-Punk Rock musical retelling of the story of Lizzie Borden has been lauded by fans and critics, alike. Directed by Amy Rummenie with Music Direction by Umar Malik.

CONTENT WARNING: This show contains mature themes and addresses subjects such as violence, sexual abuse, and murder.


Lizzie Borden - Maggie Mae Sulentic
Emma Borden - Tara Borman
Bridget Sullivan- Lydia Wagner
Alice Russell- Hannah Bakke
Understudy Lizzie/Alice - Jordyn KarlyAna Catanach
Understudy Emma/Bridget - Annika Isbell

Director - Amy Rummenie
Music Director - Umar Malik
Choreographer - Abbi Fern
Stage Manager - Miranda Shunkwiler
Lighting Designer - Becky Raines
Costume Designer - Mandi Johnson
Scenic Designer - Ursula Bowden
Sound Designer - Abe Gabor
Dramaturg - Jeff Turner

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7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave, Mpls, MN 55454

$20 in advance, $24 at the door, $12 students/seniors
Call 612-326-1811
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Presented by SPDT | Artistic Co-Directors Stuart Pimsler and Suzanne Costello
  • Drama
  • Dance

place/settings will highlight SPDT’s critically-acclaimed repertory from the past 40 years. Inspired by SPDT’s tradition of creating work situated in real worlds, place/settings will reimagine past works including House/Home, Swimming to Cecile, Total Surrender, The Marys and others. These signature works showcase SPDT’s singular blend of emotionally-packed physicality with intellectual wit.

WHERE: The Southern Theater | 1420 S. Washington Ave, Mpls, MN 55454 

WHEN: April 2, 3, & 4 at 7:30pm 

TICKETS | $20 in advance | $24 at the door | $12 students/seniors | | 612-326-1811



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Everything that has Breath

7:30 pm

Beverly John Lord Knight Performance Hall
3003 Snelling Ave NSt. Paul, MN 55113

Call 6516315151
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Presented by UNW Dance Theatre
  • Dance

An evening of concert dance featuring original choreography by dance faculty and Artistic Director, Jolene Konkel, along with select student works performed by University of Northwestern Dance Theatre and special guest artists. 

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Thunder Knocking on the Door at Open Book

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

Call 612-203-9502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Musical

Directed by Marcela Lorca
Music Direction by Sanford Moore

Featuring Ronnie AllenBrian BoseRajané Katurah, Greta Oglesby and T. Mychael Rambo

This mythical tale takes place at the crossroads of “here and there,” where Marvell Thunder, a mysterious shapeshifter, challenges Glory, a blind songstress, to a magical duel on the Delta Blues guitar.

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The Merchant of Venice

7:30 pm
Runs 150 minutes

Rarig Center Stoll Thrust Theatre
330 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455

Call 612-625-5380
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Presented by University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Acting Second Year Company
  • Drama
  • Comedy

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare. Performed by the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Acting Second Year Company. One of Shakespeare’s first folio comedies focused on love, justice and mercy. The Merchant of Venice has inspired more than 15 movies and three operas, and has survived for nearly half a millennium. This production will be directed and led by our resident Shakespeare teacher/director, Steve Cardamone.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

7:30 pm

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
420 E Main St, Anoka, MN

Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Join the colorful characters of the London’s Music Hall Royale—a delightfully loony Victorian theater troupe—as they present The Mystery of Edwin Drood, based on Charles Dickens’ final, unfinished novel. The story centers on the young and charming Edwin Drood, who has been mysteriously murdered—but, by whom? His leering romantic rival? Mysterious twins newly arrived from Ceylon? Or, someone else more dastardly and villainous?

Unfortunately, Dickens passed away before revealing the culprit. So, in order to solve the mystery, the killer must be chosen by audience vote, revealing a different ending each night.

A winner of five Tony Awards in 1986, this charming and inventive show-within-a-show is a rip-roaring whodunit and a rollicking evening of jolly good musical fun.

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8 pm

THROUGH THE NARROWS: A Creative Social Distance Event

8:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
On-line! On-Demand!

Call 612-724-1435x2
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Presented by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Flatten the curve, fire up the imagination! An online, on-demand audio puppetry experience intertwining stories of the crossing of the Red Sea and the Trail of Tears.

Opening Saturday, March 21 at 7 pm (for World Puppetry Day) continuing through May 1

Wherever you are and whenever you want during this run, tune in to hear:

A 3500 year-old Jewish woman recounts her crossing of the Red Sea as a 6-year-old Cherokee boy bears witness to the Trail of Tears. Together, they fill in parts of history that often go missing. With the music by Greg Herriges, slide across centuries and continents to travel the rich emotional landscape from struggle to triumph. Directed by artist/activist Laurie Witzkowski and featuring images of the puppets, by photographer Bruce Silcox, puppetry artists Shari Aronson and Chris Griffith (Cherokee tribal member) weave a story inspired by their own ancestries.

Recommended for adults and youth ages 9+ (Through the Narrows features intense subject matter and verbal descriptions of historically accurate violence)

FREE access for all Native American Tribal Members and people who live or work in Central Neighborhood in Minneapolis (thanks to a grant from CANDO).

Pay-What-You-Will General Access (starting at $3, no one turned away from access).

To register, go to this link: <>

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9 pm

Guts & Teeth

9:30 pm
Runs 45 minutes

HUGE Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408

$12 online
Call 612-412-4843
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  • Comedy
  • Improv

Guts & Teeth are hyperjubilant soul-septuplets who improvise epic stage-cartoons about the horrors of modern living.  

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