Sunday, April 5, 2020

12 pm

The Telling

12:00 pm
Runs 23 minutes

https://vimeo.com/showcase/6827716
https://vimeo.com/showcase/6827716

https://vimeo.com/showcase/6827716
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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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Spamalot: Brunch and a Show (POSTPONED)

12:00 pm

Moorish Room at the Greysolon Plaza
231 E Superior St #2165, Duluth, MN 55802

$20
Call 218-733-7555
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Presented by The Duluth Playhouse at the Norshor and BlackWoods
  • Musical

This event is postponed. Please visit duluthplayhouse.org for updates!

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2 pm

The Merchant of Venice

2:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Closing night

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

$7
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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Beowulf: A Virtual Performance... with Pop-up Dramaturgy!

2:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

BEOWULF - with Pop-up Dramaturgy!
translated and adapted by CHARLIE BETHEL
performed by JOHN HEIMBUCH
directed by AMY RUMMENIE
dramaturgy by SARAH HELLER
presented by WALKING SHADOW THEATRE COMPANY
promotional art by ERIK A. EVENSEN

Walking Shadow Co-Artistic Director John Heimbuch performs Charlie Bethel's fierce hourlong retelling of Beowulf.

This is a faithful and accessible adaptation of the classic Old English poem about a warrior king and some famous monsters, modernizing the wit, vigor, and meaty language of the original Anglo-Saxon epic.

Available until May 31.

CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO

This is the archived video from April 2, 2020, with optional pop-up dramaturgy.

  1. You do not need a Facebook account to view.
  2. Skip to about 13 minutes in (after the “preshow” for the live audience to settle in).
  3. Optional: go to the sidebar on the right and set the pulldown menu to “realtime comments” for Sarah Heller’s pop-up dramaturgy to appear at the correct points in the video.

THIS EVENT IS FREE. (If you're inspired to donate, there's a link there too.)

Runtime: approximately one hour.

Content Warning: Beowulf contains vivid descriptions of physical human/monster violence. Please contact us with any specific questions about content.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

2:00 pm

  • Closing night

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

$30-$35
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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4 pm

Thunder Knocking on the Door at Open Book

4:00 pm
Runs 135 minutes

  • Closing night

Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55415

$15-$45
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 RED SHOES

4:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Closing night

Open Eye Theatre
506 E 24TH STREET MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55404

$10-26
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 pm

LIZZIE

7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$29-$36
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.

CAST

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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