Saturday, August 28, 2021

1 pm

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]

1:30 pm
Runs 97 minutes

Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN 55949

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

As Shakespeare said, "The play's the thing!" and we've got 37 of them for you!  Three actors stumble through all of Shakespeare's plays in one irreverent, wild ride that will leave you breathless with laughter.  Both a "best of" and "blooper reel," you won't want to miss out on the hilarity when this comic gem returns to our stage.  If you like Shakespeare, you'll like this show.  If you hate Shakespeare, you'll LOVE this show!

*Virtual performances are available on Saturday nights.
​*Visit our website for more information.

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7 pm

"...and Now This Happens."

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

The Phoenix Theater
Phoenix Theatre, 2605 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408

$5.00
Call 6123103690
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Presented by The Electric Telescope Theatre Group
  • Drama
  • Experimental

The focus of the play is the killing of Daunte Wright by a Brooklyn Center Police Office and the subsequent protests.  Drawing from posts to neighborhood social media, the play reveals the story of a community dealing with a sudden social trauma while simultaneously awaiting the verdict in the trial of the police officer accused of murdering George Floyd.

Performance will be followed by an audience discussion of the issues of race and policing raised in the production.

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THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE

7:30 pm
Runs 60 minutes

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

$10-15
Call (612) 874-6338
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Presented by Teresa Mock
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Teresa Mock’s biographical solo performance explores the ripple effects of her father’s Vietnam War trauma

Through humorous, gritty, and expansive family stories, Teresa Mock goes on a road trip through space and time with her father, Paul Mock, a working-class Vietnam Veteran. 

She delves into her father’s tumultuous childhood growing up in 1950s Minnesota suburbia, his service in Vietnam, and how he has coped since the war by looking at the world through a scientific lens. Ultimately, Teresa sees how the war has permeated her own life through her relationship with her father.

As we are surviving the tragic uncertainty of a worldwide pandemic and welcoming the return of live theatre, we have been collectively dreaming of other realities and what might have been in other universes. The performance promises to be meaningful for veterans, anyone touched by war, and those examining the idea of transgenerational trauma.

A video of this production will also be available for streaming online Sept. 2 - 30.

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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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