Tuesday, December 15, 2020

(All day)

The Odyssey

(All day)
Runs 90 minutes

online
online

Pay What You Can, minimum $10
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Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Shipwrecks, sirens, and mythical goddesses meet magic, death, and revenge. Acclaimed solo artist Charlie Bethel re-imagines Homer’s famous tale in a faithful yet accessible performance. Voyage across land and sea, through the underworld, and to the top of Mt. Olympus as Odysseus seeks his homeland and the arms of his loving wife.

Walking Shadow produced The Odyssey in 2014. This is a previously-unseen video created by Charlie, presented in partnership with the Charlie Bethel Legacy Project.

Available Online: December 1 – 31, 2020
Watch Party: Friday, December 18 at 7:30pm

Proceeds will be directed in part to the Charlie Bethel Legacy Project, for grants to support the next generation of artists developing and performing their own epic solo shows.

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7 pm

Here Comes Santa Claus

7:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Lakeshore Players Theatre (Virtual Streaming Performance)
4941 Long Avenue

$20
Call 6514787429
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Storytelling

Renowned Minnesotan playwright Greta Grosch (Church Basement Ladies) and Star Tribune critic Graydon Royce bring us an original radio play, inspired by the history of White Bear Lake! In a collaboration with the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, this story will bring nostalgia, delight and entertainment to your holiday season!

Here Comes Santa Claus is the first show in Lakeshore Players Theatre's virtual Season 67 ¾

Just because we’re in unique circumstances doesn’t mean we’re giving up on another season at Lakeshore! 

We’ll provide 75% of your theater experience: actors, lights, costumes, music, magic! But we’ll need you to provide the other 25%: your drinks, your seats, and your trusty streaming device!

That’s right: all of our productions this season will be virtual! We are thrilled to be rehearsing, performing, then filming these 5 main stage shows, to be streamed right to your living room! When you buy a ticket, you’ll be sent your very own link to watch the show from your own home - it’s that simple!

Season Streaming Tickets (one ticket to all 6 shows): $100 || Single Streaming Ticket: $20

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8 pm

The Not-So-Silent Planet: Earth

8:00 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Zoom Meeting Room

$5-10 recommended donation, though nobody is turned away from watching!
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Presented by Word Sprout
  • Cabaret/variety
  • Storytelling

"Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever."

-Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

ABOUT THE SHOW

Have you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differed from our own? In our current dystopian future, the Not-So-Silent Planet is entering cyberspace. Listen to some of the most frequent contributors to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, or supernatural horror!

This December, we look at the not-so-silent planet itself: our own Earth, warts and all, with tales of its many alternates, or of things slumbering in the soil beneath our feet. Featuring original fiction by regulars Joshua English Scrimshaw, the Reverend Pat D, Tom S. Tea, and Tim Wick, with Matthew Kessen of Reverend Matt's Monster Science as our special guest teller! Tune in, and hear about places of which you've never dreamt.

WARNING: while we appreciate the importance of safe spaces, we also appreciate the importance of unsafe spaces, in which writers can experiment with edgier material. None of the stories are screened, and performers may present adult content. We’re free-speech absolutists, and recognize that that occasionally comes at an uncomfortable price.

Growing poetry and storytelling one word at a time, Word Sprout is based in Minneapolis and specializes in producing and capturing Live Literature at its finest. We are committed to providing both open forums and curated stages for people to embrace and share the words that are most important to them in storytelling, poetry, and genre bending verbal explosions.

PRAISE FOR THE NOT-SO-SILENT PLANET

"It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to...sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin."
- Hitara, Secrets of the City

"...that was some delightfully trippy shit...mind-bendingly strange and fun...they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done."
- Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek

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