Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave. S.
Classics Lost ‘n’ Found Theater Company
Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
5011 S. 31st Ave. S.
145 17th Ave. NE, 55413
550 Vandalia St., St. Paul 55114
818 S. 2nd St.
In this rip-roaring classic, the audience is treated to a hilarious behind-the-scenes peek at an acting troupe rehearsing and performing the farce Nothing On. Despite nerves, dropped lines and technical difficulties, they make it through rehearsal and open the show. As time goes by, things deteriorate until pandemonium ensues and axe-wielding co-stars, drunken cast members and misplaced sardines take center stage during a disaster of a performance that threatens to jinx the old saying, “The show must go on.”
Through December 16
Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave.
612-623-9080 (box office)
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).
Show on Dec 1 will be performed in Spanish.
Through December 15
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
It’s Christmas at Pemberley! A followup to last season’s hit “Miss Bennet,” “The Wickhams” takes us downstairs where servants are bustling with the arrival of holiday guests. In the warmth of the Darcy kitchen, family secrets are revealed and loyalties are tested. A holiday tale full of mirth, wit and the power of giving back to others.
December 1 – 30
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 55401
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
Prescient Harbingers: Gloria, Hooded and Hype Man
In “GLORIA,” a Pulitzer finalist, sincerity meets cynicism meets hilarity as millennials mock the Xers and boomers in a field—print media—that itself is soon to be obsolete. Like journalism, it asks “What is crisis but an opportunity?” and “Who has the right to tell whose story and for how much money?”
“HOODED” is a breathtakingly subversive dead-serious comedy that unwraps what is no laughing matter: race relations in America and the peril young Black men are in. Street savvy Tru thinks preppie adoptee Marquis has lost his “blackness” and pens a manual entitled “Being Black for Dummies” as they navigate a world of cheerleaders, Black Lives Matter, 2Pac, identity politics, Nietzsche, the police and Apollo.
In “HYPE MAN,”a break beat play, hip-hop culture is a crucible where issues of racial identity, gender inequity, career ambition, and friendship converge and collide.
November 17 – December 2
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.
The Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Ave. S.
Roosevelt High School Theater
4029 28th Ave. S.
Sunny afternoon. Newbury Street. Meeting a friend for coffee. You’re borderline depressed … crappy job, too neurotic to make the first move with a “good pal” co-worker, wallowing in self-pity … and maybe just a little hung-over. Everything is normal. And all at once, everyone you know turns into a rhinoceros. Adapted and directed by Ryan Underbakke, the play is a brand-new take on Eugene Ionesco’s 20th century absurdist masterpiece, reimagined for the 21st. Requested donation is $5, but everyone is welcome.
November 15 – 17, 7 p.m.
100 W. Franklin Ave.
St. Anthony Main Theatre
Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s Screen #3
115 S.E. Main St., Mpls. 55414
55 Victoria St. N., St. Paul 55104
Theatre in the Round Players
245 Cedar Ave. S.
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.