Friday, October 22, 2021

7 pm

White Privilege

7:00 pm
Runs 150 minutes

  • Opening night

Multiple venues

Presented by Chain Reaction Theatre Project
  • Drama

WHITE PRIVILEGE by Malaina Moore tells illuminating, raw, true stories about the consequences of white privilege on the Black experience in America. Performed in a series of vignettes by both Black and white actors, WHITE PRIVILEGE explores a wide range of issues surrounding race, including micro-aggressions, cultural appropriation, the education system and police brutality.

Directed by Justin Cervantes. Performed by Callie Baack, Emily Rose Duea, Madeline Karita Fleming, Naomi Cranston Haag, Kaz Fawkes, Jared Mogen, Tia Tanzer, Nandi Tippett, and Maretta Zilic.

Playwright Malaina Moore, a young Black woman, wrote WHITE PRIVILEGE when she was a student at Marquette University studying Theatre and Social Justice. The play has been produced four times to sold-out audiences in both Milwaukee and Madison, including one performance for a group of law enforcement officers. Moore’s play reflects her personal experiences and was inspired by a Facebook post that sparked discussion about what the term “white privilege” means to different people. 

Chain Reaction Theatre Project Founder and Artistic Director Shelley Smith says, “This play builds upon many of the issues from previous Chain Reaction Theatre Project productions that disproportionately affect People of Color. As Minnesota continues to struggle with racial disparities that are among the largest in the country, the state is growing more diverse as the white population declines. This play is especially timely following the killings of George Floyd and Daunte Wright, as more people are beginning to wake up and pay attention to the numerous BIPOC people who are senselessly brutalized and marginalized. True to our mission, the performances will raise awareness of the issues and show audiences how they can be part of the solution.”

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

7:00 pm
Runs 120 minutes

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

$10-$12
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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Deathtrap

7:00 pm

  • Opening night

Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 3rd Street West Northfield, MN 55057

$12-$17
Call 5076458877
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Presented by Northfield Arts Guild
  • Drama
  • Comedy

The Northfield Arts Guild Theater kicks off its 62nd Season with Ira Levine’s comedic thriller, Deathtrap. Directed by Susan Carlson, Deathtrap is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. 

Comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? Deathtrap provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment. “If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.” —TIME Magazine. 

The show opens on Friday, Oct. 22 at 7:30, with performances Oct. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30, Sunday performances are at 2:00. 

Tickets are on sale now-- in person at the Northfield Arts Guild office (304 Division St.), by phone (507-645-8877), or online at northfieldartsguild.org.

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Frankenstein

7:30 pm

The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave Minneapolis, MN 55454

$30-$55
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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THE RED SHOES

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

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

$10-26
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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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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The Comedy of Errors

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

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

$0-$35
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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8 pm

You Shall Hear Me: Stories from Beyond

8:00 pm

Online

$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+

 

TICKETS

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.

 

VENUE

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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