Friday, September 17, 2021

6 pm

Arla Mae's Booyah Wagon

6:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Swede Hollow Park
Swede Hollow Park 665 Greenbrier St. St. Paul, MN 55106

Suggest Donations: $5-15
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Presented by Sod House Theater
  • Comedy
  • Musical

Arla Mae’s Booyah Wagon is a poignant musical comedy that will travel to communities in Minnesota in 2021. The project is a unique collaboration between local actor Sarah Agnew and James Beard Award-winning chef Ann Kim. AMBW is designed to illuminate the benefits of buying and eating fresh, local food. Ann Kim will develop a unique booyah recipe (a traditional, thick stew served at fundraisers and community events in the upper Midwest), that can be sampled at most performances. The show will feature a troupe of performers traveling in a food truck in search of the recipe that once made Arla Mae famous. The show is created, directed and performed by Sarah Agnew and features local performers Jim Lichtscheidl (Guthrie, Jungle, Ten Thousand Things), Elise Langer (Ten Thousand Things), Oogie Push (New Native Theater, Full Circle), and Eriq Nelson (“The Dude,” Minneapolis Children’s Hospital). The set design is by Nick Golfis (Guthrie Theater), with original music by Eric Jensen (the Moving Company).

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7 pm

MACT*Fest 2021

7:00 pm

  • Opening night

Pipestone Performing Arts Center
104 E. Main Street, Pipestone, MN 56164

$15 - $115
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Presented by Minnesota Association of Community Theatres (MACT)
  • Drama
  • Comedy

What:
MACT*Fest 2021

When:
September 17 through 19, 2021

Where:
Pipestone Performing Arts Center
104 East Main Street
Pipestone, MN  56164

Description:
Theatre festival, presented by Minnesota Association of Community Theatres (MACT) and hosted by Calumet Players.  Audiences will enjoy seven short plays, performed by community theatres from across Minnesota.  There will also be workshops and opportunities to network and socialize.  The workshops cover the topics of directing, accents and dialects, technical theatre, and production communication.

Tickets:
Tickets are available at mact.net and may be purchased for individual events or for the entire festival.

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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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The Marvelous Wonderettes '58

7:00 pm
Runs 60 minutes

Nazareth Gazebo Courtyard
University of Northwestern - St. Paul 3003 Snelling Ave. N St. Paul, MN 55113

$15-$18
Call 651-631-5151
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Presented by University of Northwestern - St. Paul
  • Comedy
  • Musical

This jukebox musical comedy uses pop songs from the 1950s and 1960s as a vehicle to tell its story and pays homage to the high school Songleader squads of the 50s. When called upon to perform at their senior prom as a last minute replacement, Springfield High students Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony.

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Come Back

7:30 pm
Runs 90 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

Sky is stunned to learn he is the sole beneficiary of his best friend Erin's estate.  But there's a catch--and it's a whopper: Sky must conquer his paralyzing anxiety and criss-cross the country in search of the perfect way to dispose of his friend's remains.  Oh, and Sky must take Erin's chatty parrot Bruce on the trip.  And contend with Erin's overbearing father who demands a traditional funeral!  At once hilarious and heart-breaking, this offbeat comedy celebrates a friendship that knows no bounds.

Content Advisory: Come Back contains adult language and the topic of suicide.

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

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Selected cast members of YOU WHO I ALWAYS/NEVER/ONCE LOVED

YOU WHO I ALWAYS/NEVER/ONCE LOVED

7:30 pm
Runs 80 minutes

The Crane Theatre
2303 Kennedy St. NE, Minneapolis MN 55413

$15
Call 612-298-2783
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Presented by Fortune's Fool Theatre
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us examine the nature of love more thoroughly. Separated from (or trapped with?) our loved ones, many of us asked, “What is love?” and “Who/what do I love?” The kid from 4th grade? The person who left you? The grandmother you never knew? The cat who was your companion for seventeen years? Was your love fleeting or for as long as you both shall live? Was it forbidden, welcomed, almost grasped, or unrealized until now?

YOU WHO I ALWAYS/NEVER/ONCE LOVED will feature storytellers of all ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual identities -- people who've loved many times and those who have trouble loving at all -- who will create a multifaceted portrait of love gained, lost, and evaded. Their stories will move you, make you laugh, and make you ponder the vagaries of the human heart.

Because we have so many talented writer/performers in the Twin Cities, each week will feature a different group of eight superb storytellers.  Each story will run approximately 8-10 minutes, with live, original music in between. September 16-18: Josh Cragun, Destiny Davison, Eli Effinger-Weintraub, Larissa Netterlund, Ariel Pinkerton, Lacey Piotter, Jen Scott, and Tim Uren. September 23-25: Denzel Belin, Matthew Kessen, Les Kurkendaal-Barrett, Sam Landman, Anthony Neuman and Nicole Wilder, Ariel Pinkerton, and Rachel Teagle.

NO ADMISSION WITHOUT PROOF OF VACCINATION. MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES!

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