Friday, October 15, 2021

6 pm

Gilgamesh in the Park

Wood Lake Nature Center Amphitheater
6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423

Presented by Walking Shadow Theatre Company
  • Drama
  • Storytelling


adapted by Charlie Bethel

performed by John Heimbuch

directed by Amy Rummenie

Gilgamesh is the ancient epic about the adventures of a Sumerian King. Including his friendship with a hairy wildman Enkidu, the battle with the Bull of Heaven, the Tale of the Great Flood, and a quest for immortality!

Gilgamesh contains adult language and frank descriptions of violence and sexual intercourse. Recommended for age 14+.


Venue Information

Shows are at the Wood Lake Nature Center Amphitheater in Richfield. Join us at this idyllic location under a beautiful canopy of fall leaves.

This is an OUTDOOR venue. Seating is on benches without backs. We recommend bringing a cushion!

There is an accessible porta-potty. Water is not available on site, however there are numerous restaurants and a gas station within walking distance. There is ample free parking just steps from the amphitheater. Served by bus route 4.

COVID Policy

  • This is an outdoor venue.
  • Capacity is limited, and social distancing will be enforced.
  • Masks are not required, but encouraged!
  • The audience will be a safe distance away from the performer, who will not be masked.


Tickets are pick your price: $0 – $20 (true value $20)

Please make your reservation now to help us plan for safe gathering!

Tickets may be available at the gate.

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7 pm

The Hound of the Baskervilles

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

  • Opening night

Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church
1620 E 46th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Call 612-724-4539

Presented by Classics Lost 'n' Found Theater Company
  • Drama

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a new adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel. Perhaps Sherlock Holmes’ most famous case, the great detective, and his friend Dr. Watson investigate the legend of a murderous beast on the misty moors of Devonshire.

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7:30 pm
Runs 120 minutes

Lyric Arts
420 E Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303

Tickets range from $29–37
Call 763-422-1838
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Presented by Lyric Arts
  • Drama
  • Comedy

Written by Patrick Barlow | Adapted from the Novel by John Buchan | Adapted from the Film by Alfred Hitchcock | Directed by Scott Ford

Take a compelling Hitchcock masterpiece, mix in a juicy spy novel, and throw in a dash of over-the-top ridiculousness, and you have the recipe for the riveting and hilarious cocktail that is THE 39 STEPS. Richard Hannay, your average dashing Londoner, intends to simply take in a show at the London Palladium. But, after shots are fired, he finds himself with a frightened and strongly-accented woman in his arms who claims she is a spy being chased by assassins. When she is found murdered in his flat the next morning, Richard is thrown into a world of deadly espionage with a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" hot on his trail. With a cast of four actors playing over 150 characters, this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat and laughing hysterically.

KYLER CHASE as Richard Hannay
ZOE HARTIGAN as Annabella/Margaret/Pamela

SCOTT FORD, Director
KYIA BRITTS, Lighting Designer
PAT CAMPBELL, Stage Manager
EMMA KRAVIG, Costume Designer
ZACHARIAH KUNSHIER, Assistant Stage Manager
PETER LEROHL, Scenic Designer
KATIE PHILLIPS, Props Designer
LEITA R. STREI, Assistant Stage Manager
KEELY WOLTER, Dialect Coach
JULIE ZUMSTEG, Sound Designer

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7:30 pm

Elision Playhouse
6105 North 42nd Avenue, Crystal, MN 55422

$18 – 42
Call 651.321.4024
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Presented by Classical Actors Ensemble
  • Drama

Classical Actors Ensemble presents a masterpiece of world drama—a story of growing up, discovering who you are, and being forced to confront some of life’s biggest problems and questions, all while adjusting to a “new normal”. Directed by Joseph Papke.

Brennan Bassett, Jared Beebe, Katie Booth, Tom Conry, Sarah Coppenbarger, Lucas Gerstner, Jacob Hooper, Timothy Kelly, Hugh Kirsch, Carin Leonard-Gorrill, Kyle Marks, Aamer Mian, Jenny Ramirez, Steve Ramirez, James Ramlet, Dominic Rodgers, Andy Schnabel, Caroline Vodacek, and Joe Wiener

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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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7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Open Eye Theatre

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 mystery-adventure for grown-ups.

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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The Comedy of Errors

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

  • Opening night

Plymouth Congregational Church - Guild Hall
1900 Nicollet Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

Call 6122039502
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Presented by Ten Thousand Things
  • Drama

Directed by Marcela Lorca
Music Direction by Peter Vitale

Featuring Katie Bradley, Cristina Florencia Castro, Nubia Monks, Will Sturdivant, Danielle Troiano and Sally Wingert

This comedy explores the richness of finding love in unexpected places and the challenges of immigrating to new lands. Filled with zany confusion, the play asks questions relevant for today: How do any of us really know who we are—or what day it is, for that matter? An in-person production with a recording of the show made available mid-way through the run.

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Monsters in a Mirror: Book Launch Party

Strike Theater
824 18th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418

Free to the public, with books offered at a discounted rate

Presented by Maximum Verbosity
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

"Imagine if Raymond Carver and Angela Carter had a love child, and that love child went to seminary, but took up philosophy and turned to whiskey and psychological horror..."
- from the Foreword by Michael Merriam, author of Last Car to Annwn Station

There is an imperfection in the human mind - a crack, a flaw, a crevice - one that fascinates and repulses all those who find it. It is empty of all but impulse and appetite and the memory of hope. What if you looked over the edge? What if you fell? And after the fall, what would you see in the mirror?

Dragon shadows, bleeding statues, wolf dreams and time machines - your biological clock is ticking, and it's time to get metaphysical in this twisted cabaret of the macabre. This is the road map to your own personal inferno, fondly dedicated to everyone who is dying...especially you.

WARNING: contains tales of horror and dark fantasy, and consequently some disturbing, violent, and sexual imagery, including descriptions of sexual assault.

Featuring a reading, signing, and Q&A session with the author, with special guest performances by spoken-word artist Tom Cassidy and author Michael Merriam, and drinks available from Strike Theater!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Strike Theater requires proof of vaccination and masking for entry to all shows.


"With a control over the rhythm and pacing of his words that rivals Saul Williams, low paints a beautiful and sometimes not so beautiful picture..."
- Katelyn Coyne, Indianapolis Fun City Finder

"...low has a hell of an ear for language. Those are some downright beautiful sentences...the guy gives good aural."
- Glen Weldon, Washington City Paper

"...dark and passionate...thought-provoking theater..."
- Daniel Gerzina, Time Out Chicago

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7:30 pm

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave Minneapolis, MN 55454

Call 6513957903
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Presented by Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Drama
  • Dance

The ultimate story about a human’s need for motherly love and connection. Author Mary Shelley, an unmarried pregnant teen, wrote the infamous science-fiction novel not long after the death of her first child during a period of immense loss and personal suffering. Her remarkable journey is told in parallel with the classic novel through a mix of theatrical dance styles.

Featuring Patrick Jeffrey as Dr. Frankenstein, Renee Guittar as The Creature, and Betsy Nelson as Mary Shelley. Additional cast includes Grace Janiszewski, Brian Bose, Megan Carter, and Ben Siglin.

Created by Regina Peluso with direction by Heather Brockman and Regina Peluso. Choreography by Peluso, Brockman, Guittar, Jeffrey, Jarod Boltjes, and Rush Benson.

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8 pm


8:00 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Nautilus Music-Theater
308 Prince Street #190, in Lowertown St Paul MN

$25 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors
Call 651-298-9913
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Presented by Nautilus Music-Theater
  • Musical
  • Cabaret/variety

Nautilus artists are thrilled to return to the stage with STATIONS OF THE HEART, a theatrical song-cycle about the joys and despairs of love. Created by lyricist Jim Payne and composer George Maurer, STATIONS combines the lyrical finesse of the Great American Songbook with the sophisticated compositions of one of the Twin Cities most celebrated jazz musicians featuring singer-actors Elena Glass, Dee Noah, and Sara Ochs!

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You Shall Hear Me: Stories from Beyond

8:00 pm


$5 - $30
Call (651) 789-1012
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Presented by Theater Mu
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

Produced in collaboration with Theater 45°, You Shall Hear Me features the work of Eric Sharp, Katie Hae Leo, Isabella Dawis, and Bao Phi. Not for the faint of heart, the four-episode audio series delves into themes of righteous anger and retribution and includes tales of angry ghosts, underdogs with mysterious powers, a post-apocalyptic love story, accursed soldiers, and a magical talking horse. One short audio story will be released each week starting October 1, 2021, and will be available through November 3, 2021.

Recommended for audiences age 13+



Theater Mu strives to voice the stories of the Asian American community, and in order to bring performances to those communities whose stories we tell, we are committed to make them as accessible as possible. PAY AS YOU ARE pricing asks those who routinely pay $20 for virtual events to choose to pay that amount; it is the actual fair market value of the ticket. If an audience member needs to pay less, they can choose to do so—as little as $5 per ticket.



Each story will air on Theater Mu’s website. A minimum of one ticket per household is required to gain access to the audio stories.


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The Music Man

8:00 pm
Runs 200 minutes

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen, MN 55404

$53 - $96
Call 952-934-1525
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Presented by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
  • Comedy
  • Musical

The citizens of River City have got trouble… That’s a capital T, that rhymes with P and stands for “Professor” Harold Hill. He’s a charming, fast-talkin’ traveling salesman who goes city to city starting youth marching bands. Hill promises to teach the kids and raises the money to purchase the instruments and uniforms. There’s just one person who can’t tell the difference between a trombone and a treble clef – Professor Hill.  Everyone is simply enamored by Professor Hill, everyone except for the suspicious town librarian, Marian Paroo.

On a campaign to rid River City of the impending demise of their youth, Professor Hill condemns a variety of activities – including Mayor Shinn’s new pool table in the town parlor. Shinn, incensed, begins an investigation into Professor Hill’s true credentials.  Marian sees right through Professor Hill’s marching band scheme. She’s ready to tell Professor Hill off until she sees her self-conscious little brother, Winthrop, shed his shyness when he picks up a shiny, new cornet. The trouble really begins when Marian’s heart beats a little faster for Professor Hill.

Get into a little trouble with Meredith Willson’s five-time Tony Award-winning musical featuring the unforgettable songs “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Ya Got Trouble,” “Wells Fargo Wagon” and “Till There Was You.” Don’t miss this classic, all-American musical for every generation.

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