Theater & Film

Blood Knot
May 17 – June 16, Wednesdays – Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.;
Sundays, 3 p.m.
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave. S.
612-825-0459 (Box Office)
Athol Fugard’s “Blood Knot” is a parable of two brothers who share a one-room shack near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Equally important today as it was at the time of its 1961 premiere, the play is a poignant, piercing metaphor for racial tension, powerfully acted by James A. Williams and Stephen Yoakam.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at or by calling the box office.

Drag Story Hour – Pride Extravaganza
June 22, 11 a.m.
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave. S.
Now in its second year, Drag Story Hour seeks to inspire young audiences through story telling and dramatic play. The program features Pillsbury Hour Theatre Resident artists Pedro Pablo (Doña Pepa) and Emily Zimmer (Old Man Zimmer) and occasional special appearances by other drag performers. Drag Story Hour seeks to inspire curiosity in children of all ages and connect them with those that may be different in a lively, playful performance.
Drag Story Hour is for children and caretakers of all ages. Free.

Drag Story Hour

Mixed Blood Presents:
Luubaan Stories
Project 154 Storytelling Festival
June 22, 2 – 10 p.m.
Mixed Blood Theatre is located at 1501 S. 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55454.
This festival will encapsulate all the stories, experiences and lessons collected by Mixed Blood’s Project 154, a program which aims to address barriers to healthcare through the use of theater practices and traditional Somali storytelling. The day will include storytelling workshops, learning centered on community health needs, and will feature Mixed Blood trained storytellers.
Luubaan Stories will be comprised of storytellers, professional development workshops for both residents and providers, videos, music, face painting, kids’ activities, and more.
The event is free and all are welcome. Members of the Cedar Riverside community and healthcare providers are encouraged to attend.
Visit, email, or call 612-338-6131 for more information.

April 28 – June 23
See website for times:
Children’s Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave. S., Mpls. 55404
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, this is the story of Matilda. Her dreadful parents can’t stand her. Her headmistress is a horrible, nasty, name-calling, life-sucking tyrant who puts kids in cupboards with nails and broken glass. (And you thought you had it bad.) This captivating kid-power romp revels in the anarchy of childhood. Celebrating the tenacity of the small, Matilda proves that the strength to be yourself (along with a little telekinetic power) will prevail at the end of the day.

Guthrie Theater
818 S. 2nd St.

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.

Off-Leash Art Box
4200 E. 54th St.

Park Square Theatre
20 W. 7th Place, St. Paul 55102
651-291-7005 (Box Office) (order tickets)

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave. S.
612-825-0459 (Box Office)

Children’s Theatre Company
2400 3rd Ave. S.

Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave. S.

Classics Lost ‘n’ Found Theater Company
Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
5011 S. 31st Ave. S.

Casket Cinema
145 17th Ave. NE, 55413

Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia St., St. Paul 55114

Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave.
612-623-9080 (box office)

Illusion Theater
Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 8th Floor
528 Hennepin Ave.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E. Lake St.

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 55401

The Macalester College Theater and Dance
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul 55105

Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.55403

The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave. S.

The Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Ave. S.

Roosevelt High School Theater
4029 28th Ave. S.

Semple Mansion
100 W. Franklin Ave.

St. Anthony Main Theatre
Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s Screen #3
115 S.E. Main St., Mpls. 55414

SteppingStone Theatre
55 Victoria St. N., St. Paul 55104

Theatre in the Round Players
245 Cedar Ave. S.

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.

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