Theater & Film

Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Film Society’s Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St., Mpls. 55414 
See thoughtfully curated films from local, national and international Arab and Arab-American filmmakers. Established in 2003, the Arab Film Fest has featured local debuts of independent narrative and documentary features and short films from more than fifteen countries. Over its 13 editions, our festival has created a necessary space in the Twin Cities for Arab and Muslim filmmakers to tell their stories in beautiful and innovative ways.
The Arab Film Fest takes place at the Film Society’s Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main, screening more than 30 contemporary films from Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, as well as those from local Arab filmmakers. For the fourth year, we will be awarding juried prizes for films in the categories of Best Narrative, Best Documentary and Best Short, and will continue the Best Audience Award based on audience votes.
September 27, 7 p.m.
September 30, 10 p.m.

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

Guthrie Theatre
818 S. 2nd St.

Frankenstein—Playing with Fire
Adapted by Minnesota playwright Barbara Field from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (celebrating its 200th anniversary this year), this captivating retelling of the classic tale imagines a meeting between a dying Frankenstein and his creation in the Arctic Circle. As Frankenstein prepares to right his greatest wrong by confronting the Creature, scenes from their past are replayed and the line between good and evil is debated, revealing a powerful and agonizing question that interrogates the ethical limits of science and human imagination.
September 15 – October 27

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.

TaDa! Saturday Matinees for Families
Every fall and winter, a diverse array of artists perform engaging puppet shows Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. and noon.  A great alternative to screen time, these performances will delight kids of all ages! All shows in our cozy theatre lobby.
Tickets are $2 for Powderhorn and Phillips residents; $7 for the general public.
Additionally, Make ‘n’ Take workshops are offered at 11 a.m. where participants create a puppet in the theme of the day’s show ($5 for children, $3 for adults).
Shows on Oct. 6, Oct. 27 and Dec 1 will be performed in Spanish.
October 6 – December 15

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.

Little Women
In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary air. The Jungle commissioned Kate Hamill, a playwright who’s been praised by The New York Times as “ingenious, saucy, & spunky,” to adapt this beloved and timely classic work and reunites her with Sarah Rasmussen (Sense & Sensibility at Guthrie Theater). “Little Women” will surprise, excite, and empower you.
September 15 – October 21

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 55401

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.

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

Park Square Theatre
20 W. 7th Place, St. Paul 55102

The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave. S.

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago 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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