Thursday, October 28, 2021

(All day)

The Gray and the Gold

(All day)
Runs 60 minutes

Maximum Verbosity YouTube Channel
youtu.be/dYQV8l9sqLs

$10 recommended donation, though nobody is turned away from watching!
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Presented by Maximum Verbosity
  • Drama
  • Storytelling

"Hearken to my speech, boy -- all Golden-Folk be as we ere long. Once we shone brightly, gliding through the leaves of the forest and the brush of the desert, plain to eye only a flurry of green and gold, green and gold. One day now and one day soon, we all fade to gray."

A gray-man, skin dirt-gray, sets out into the desert to find a golden maiden, stopping for long palavers with a pale man along his way. Tale of some colorful folk, say I, with tongues of gold, whatever their skins may be.

Discover a darkly fantastic world in this story by horror author phillip andrew bennett low, with an original soundtrack by J Roth of Walking Boxes Productions!

WARNING: contains gunshots and graphic descriptions of violence, as well as some implication of sexual assault.

Recording will become public October 25-31.

PRAISE FOR THE GRAY AND THE GOLD

"...an engaging but dark tale of a wandering man on a quest full of talking wolves, cryptic cannibals, unexpected zombies, and bad dreams; first rate experimentation..."
- Matthew A. Everett, Single White Fringe Geek

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7 pm

Little Shop of Horrors

7:00 pm

Wayzata Central Middle School Auditorium
305 Vicksburg Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55447

Presented by 4 Community Theatre
  • Musical

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

ADVISORY: This show includes adult language and content. It is not recommended to bring children under 13. Parents should exercise their own discretion.

Book and Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN

Music by ALAN MENKEN

Vocal Arrangements by Robert Billig

Orchestrations by Robert Merkin

Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith. Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director) Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh, and the Shubert Organization.

"A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names 'Audrey II' - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!" (Music Theatre International).

Directed by Sharayah Lynn

Music Direction by Deidre Cochran

Choreography by Jillian Ehlke

Assistant Directed by Tom Branham

Costumed by Katy Sherman

Scenic Design by Zachary Hedner

Scenic Construction by Dan Sherman 

 

OCTOBER 27-30, 2021

Join us at Wayzata Central Middle School for Little Shop of Horrors. Playing October 27-30. 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students & seniors. 

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White Privilege

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 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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JUNK

7:30 pm

Liu Stage in the Kilburn Arena Theatre
Rarig Center 330 21st Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55455

Presented by Guthrie BFA Acting Second Year Company
  • Experimental

Set in the high-flying, risk-seeking, teetering financial world of the 1980s and inspired by the real junk bond kings of the day, this riveting story shows us from the inside how money became the only thing that mattered.

Play by Ayad Akhtar
Directed by Ansa Akyea
Presented by the Guthrie BFA Acting Second Year Company
Liu Stage in the Kilburn Arena Theatre
October 28 - 31, 2021

Tickets are free with reservation: z.umn.edu/UMNTAD

 

 

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8 pm

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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