Thursday, July 15, 2021

4 pm

We are excited to announce that the CANDY BOX Dance Festival is back!

CANDY BOX Dance Festival

4:00 pm

PAIKKA
550 Vandalia St #165, St Paul, MN 55114

Presented by Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES
  • Dance

CANDY BOX is an annual, eclectic gathering of performances, masterclasses and work-in-progress showings. This year’s festival features a range in levels of experiences, aesthetics and choreographic voices to offer a diverse array of treats. Join us July 12-16th at PAIKKA for a week of unique performances and memorable movements!

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7 pm

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy

7:00 pm
Runs 80 minutes

Mill City Train Shed
704 S. Second St. Minneapolis, MN 55401

Presented by Rough Magic Performance Company
  • Drama
  • Experimental

NORMA JEANE BAKER OF TROY

BY ANNE CARSON

DIRECTED BY LEAH COOPER

FEATURING ALAYNE HOPKINS*, CATHERINE JOHNSON JUSTICE*, AND MARCELA MICHELLE*

Regional Premiere

July 1st - 18th

A thrilling and thoughtful meditation on the destabilizing and destructive power of beauty, drawing together Helen of Troy and Marilyn Monroe, twin avatars of female fascination separated by millennia but united in mythopoetic force.

PLAYING AT THE MN HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S TRAIN SHED SPACE (HOME OF THE MILL CITY FARMER’S MARKET)

704 S. Second St. / Mpls 55401

The performance space is tucked in the beautiful courtyard space between the Mill City Museum and the Guthrie Theater.

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*Members of Actors’ Equity Association

COVID SAFETY POLICY

For the safety of the artists, crew, and our community, and based on AEA safety standards, RMPC has the following safety precautions in place:

  • All members of the cast/crew are fully vaccinated

  • All crew and audience members will wear masks

  • Audience members will be seated in pods spaced 6 feet apart

  • Actors will stay 10’ away from the audience

  • Actors and crew are tested weekly for COVID

  • Audience will be screened for symptoms before entering the performance space

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

7:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

various parks

donations gratefully accepted
Call 651.321.4024

Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Classical Actors Ensemble is back in Twin Cities parks for their seventh summer to offer Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, a popular comedy of young love, magical fairies, and a ham named Bottom.

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Directed by Joe Wiener
June 18 - July 18

Friday, June 18th, 7pm - Lake Harriet Rose Gardens, Mpls
Saturday, June 19th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 20th, 7pm - Matthews Park, Mpls
Thursday, June 24th, 7pm - Hennepin Theatre Trust roof, Mpls *
Friday, June 25th, 7pm - Normandale Lake Bandshell, Bloomington
Saturday, June 26th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, June 27th, 3pm - Cedar Lake East Beach, Mpls
Thursday, July 1st, 7pm - St. Clement's Church, St. Paul
Friday, July 2nd, 7pm - Newell Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 3rd, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Thursday, July 8th, 7pm - Tony Schmidt Park, Arden Hills
Friday, July 9th, 7pm - Como Park, St. Paul
Saturday, July 10th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 11th, 7pm - Becker Park, Crystal
Thursday, July 15th, 7pm - Franconia Sculpture Park
Friday, July 16th, 7pm - Wolfe Park Amphitheater, St. Louis Park
Saturday, July 17th, 7pm - Lake of the Isles, Mpls
Sunday, July 18th, 7pm - Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
 * this performance is a ticketed fundraiser

 

Featuring:
Clare Boyd, Tom Conry, Samantha Fairchild, Maren Findlay,
Bridget Foy, Jacob Hooper, Kyle Marks, Samantha V. Papke,
Dietrich Poppen, Dominic Rodgers, Tyler Stamm, and Alan Tilson

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Reboot

7:00 pm
Runs 105 minutes

online

Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama

Reboot

written by Derek “Duck” Washington
puzzles by David Pisa
directed by John Heimbuch

Your skill with computer hacking has attracted the attention of a covert government agent. To clear your record, you agree to assist Agent Halo in her current investigation. But what is Halo’s real mission, and can your team help her succeed? Exploring ideas of technology, identity, and personal freedom, Reboot redefines what online theater can be.

Reboot is Walking Shadow’s fourth interactive hybrid of theater and escape room. It is a live, scripted online performance with actors; it’s also an immersive, conversational experience for a small audience to explore virtually, while solving collaborative puzzles and unlocking ethical conundrums.

Basic Information

  • Reboot is an interactive online experience performed live over Zoom.
  • Each ticket sold is for an individual attendee.
  • Each participant will need a computer and phone to join. See technical details on our website.
  • Reboot lasts 90 – 105 minutes.
  • Reboot is made for 6 to 10 audience members.
  • Recommended for ages 14 up.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to make sure you get connected properly.
  • There is NO LATE ADMISSION for Reboot.

Content Advisory: Reboot includes audience interaction, group discussion, animations, camera filters, and digital environments.

LIVE CAST

Jamila Joiner
Gregory Parks

RECORDED CAST

Suzie Juul
Charla Marie Bailey
Ari Hoptman
Leo Searcy, Jr.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Writer – Derek “Duck” Washington
Puzzle and Scenic Design – David Pisa
Director and Video Design – John Heimbuch
Assistant Director – Javari Horne
Costume Design – Khamphian Vang
Digital Design – Laura M Bryan
Animations – Chris Rodriguez
Logo Design – Erik Evensen

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XANADU

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

NorShor Theatre
211 E Superior St, Duluth MN 55802 (downtown Duluth)

$40-$50
Call 218-733-7555
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Presented by Duluth Playhouse
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Escape back to 1980s Venice Beach, California on a journey of endless fun that will have audiences in stitches!

Kira, a beautiful Greek muse, descends from Mount Olympus on a quest to inspire a struggling artist to achieve the greatest creation of all time — the first ROLLER DISCO!

  • Directed by Phillip Fazio
  • Tickets: $40-50 
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Dancing Lessons

7:30 pm
Runs 85 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN

$15 - $35
Call 8006577025
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Presented by Commonweal Theatre Company
  • Drama

Senga is a brilliant dancer whose world crumbles after a life-changing accident.  Ever is a brilliant college professor with Asperger's.  Their worlds intertwine when he appears at her door with a bizarre proposition - he will pay her an outrageous sum if she will teach him a few dance moves for an upcoming banquet.  Their sudden physical closeness collides with their emotional distance, unleashing a torrent of feelings in this tender, unpredictable romance.

Content Advisory: Dancing Lessons contains adult language and mature themes.

*Due to Covid-19, seating capacity is limited.
*Virtual performances are available on Saturday nights.
*Visit our website for more information.

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Islander

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

  • Opening night

Elision Playhouse
6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal MN 55422

Presented by Theatre Elision
  • Musical

Theatre Elision is thrilled to return in July with the U.S. premiere of the new musical, Islander!

Conceived by Amy Draper, with Music and Lyrics by Finn Anderson and Book by Stewart Melton. Islander was first produced in the U.K. by Helen Milne Productions.

Islander premiered and was named best musical at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. It went on to a successful run at Southwark Theatre in London. Called an "exceptionally thoughtful new musical" by reviewers, Islander gradually builds a "powerful feeling of otherness . . . and the unshakeable sense that there is something bigger than ourselves, whether that’s nature, religion or the myths we use to explain the world we live in." (The Guardian).

The story takes place on an island somewhere on the Scottish coast where a poor economy and uncertain future have caused many residents to leave for the mainland. Those who remain must decide whether to stay or go. Drawing from Scottish folk-lore of the sea-bound "fin-folk", myth and reality collide when the tide washes a mysterious stranger onto the beach, changing life forever.

This 75 minute musical is performed with no intermission. 

While the production only has two cast members, we will be rotating three actors during our performance schedule.  This will help ensure that we will not need to cancel performances if one of our actors becomes ill.  For us, the days of "the show must go on" theatre culture is over!  But instead of having an understudy or swing, we wanted to ensure that all artists preparing a role would have ample opportunities to perform.  As a result, we will have three casts:  

Cast A - Christine Wade as Eilidh and Emily Dussault as Arran
Cast B - Christine Wade as Eilidh and Deidre Cochran as Arran
Cast C - Emily Dussault as Eilidh and Deidre Cochran as Arran

Please go to our website at elisionproductions.com for a list of which cast will be performing at each show.

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