Monday, December 12, 2022

7 pm

Striking 12

7:30 pm
Runs 75 minutes

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia St #177, St Paul, MN 55114

$20 - $40
Call (612) 440-6681
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Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre
  • Musical
  • Storytelling

This concert-style musical tells the story of a man who's had enough of the holidays and vows to spend New Year's Eve alone, but he finds new meaning in the holiday with the help of his friends, Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Match Girl, and a persistent stranger. It's a great way to ring out the old and ring in the new this holiday season!

Cast and Production Team

Abigail Chagolla - Ensemble
Kyle Camay - Jack/Ensemble
Rachael Furgiuele - SAD Light Seller/Ensemble
Madeline Kadlec - Little Match Girl/Ensemble/Bass
Umar Malik - Drummer/Ensemble
Nick Manthe - The Man
Charlie Morgan - Ensemble
Antonia Perez - Ensemble/Choreographer
Laura Potratz - Ensemble/Violin
Paul David Stanko - Drummer/Ensemble
Jean Orbison Van Heel - Music Director/Keyboards
Kari Steinbach - Director
Joe Hendren - Director
Mandi Johnson - Costume Designer
Kurt Jung - Lighting Designer
Forest Godfrey - Sound Designer/Audio Engineer
Dennis Joslyn - Scenic Designer/TD
Toni Solie - Stage Manager

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Nimbus Presents A Count Up to Christmas

7:30 pm
Runs 90 minutes

The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Presented by nimbus
  • Comedy

When an Overworked City Person finds herself dumped and unemployed right before Christmas, she heads to a Quaint Small Town in the Heartland to regroup. But things in the Heartland aren’t all jolly and bright as the beloved town Christmas fair is in danger.

Join us this December as nimbus skewers the holiday movie tradition everyone loves and loves to hate. With sprinkles, of course.

Can the town be saved? Can an Overworked City Person find love again? Will there be a vintage truck and a gazebo? Find out in Nimbus Presents: A Count Up to Christmas.

Written by Josh Cragun
Directed by Liz Neerland
Featuring Annick Dall, Derek Dirlam, Jeffery Goodson, Jane Hammill, Christy Johnson, Tara Lucchino, Alex Stokes
Design by Ursula K. Bowden, Jacob M. Davis, Gaea Dill-D’Ascoli, Jon Kirchhofer, Rubble&Ash
Stage Managed by Alyssa Thompson
Photography by Emily Barrera

 

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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
Buy tickets online

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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