Monday, December 5, 2022

7 pm

A Christmas Story

7:30 pm
Runs 135 minutes

Lakeshore Players Theatre
4941 Long Ave. White Bear Lake, MN 55110

$30
Call 651-478-7427
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Presented by Lakeshore Players Theatre
  • Comedy
  • Kids

Adapted by Philip Grecian based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark & on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash byJean Shepherd.

Join us for the stage version of the beloved holiday film! Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Featuring all your favorites from the beloved holiday film, including a "pink nightmare" & a "major award!"

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Mary's Wondrous Body

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

Elision Playhouse
6105 N 42nd Ave Crystal, MN 55422

$10-$50
Call (585) 766-4302
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Presented by The Birth Play Project
  • Comedy
  • Experimental

The Birth Play Project presents Mary's Wondrous Body, a new play written and directed by Madeline Wall, December 3rd-18th, 2022 at the Elision Playhouse. Follow the production @birthplayproject on Instagram! 

Tickets are available here and are priced on a sliding scale (pick your price, starting at $10). The venue seats no more than 50 people, so advanced reservation is recommended! 

ABOUT THE PLAY

Mary's Wondrous Body is a dark comedy with original music about the life and lies of Mary Toft, who captivated the medical community in 1726 by purportedly giving birth to rabbits. In the play, Mary steps into the present to laugh, sing, grieve, and (maybe) tell the truth. 

CW: discussion & depiction of childbirth, miscarriage, infant death. 

The play is written and directed by Madeline Wall, produced by Wall, Emma Lai, Patrick Brien, and Tia Tanzer, and stage managed by Alissa Barthel and Mariabella Sorini. The acting company includes Sarah Broude, Tessa Dahlgren, Isabella Dunsieth, Nick Miller, Gillian Ness, Emily Rosenberg, Laila Sahir, Tia Tanzer, and Caleb Wagner. 

ABOUT THE BIRTH PLAY PROJECT

The Birth Play Project is the brainchild of Madeline Wall, and it serves as a site of ongoing research into childbearing stories in the theatre, based on the principles of reproductive justice and the belief that birth belongs in public memory. The "why" behind the project is best explained through this article, published in the May 2022 issue of the Minnesota Women's Press. 

ABOUT THE VENUE

The Elision Playhouse is a performing arts venue in Crystal, MN (about 8 min from downtown Minneapolis) that opened in 2019 and is the home of Theatre Elision. The space serves as a showcase for local talent and an arts education resource for youth and adults. Mary's Wondrous Body will be performed in the Playhouse's unique "cabaret" space. 

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