Theater & Film

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen, MN 55317

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Need an escape from 2017? Then Grease is the Word! Harken back to the ’50s, rock ’n roll, high school days, raging hormones and fun times. Great songs, outfits and a whole lot of attitude. Truly a great night to be had by all.
Through October 28





Casket Cinema
145 17th Ave. NE, 55413

Guthrie Theatre
818 S. 2nd St.
King Lear
After years of ruling Britain in peace, a respected King Lear decides to relinquish his crown and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. But when their love and loyalty falter, so does Lear’s sanity. This play is a gripping portrait of fathers, daughters and a once-mighty ruler thwarted by his own hubris and betrayed by a vanishing mind.
Through April 2

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.
The Puppet Lab Performances
This will be Puppet Lab’s sixth year of generating radical, genre-expanding performances.
March 17 – 19
***In Bipolar Lite,
Patty Gille brings her humorous songs to the stage in a colorful variety show format featuring puppets, masks and slapstick performances. Accompanied by live music, Gille’s original songs are whimsical, goofy and absurdly funny. Bipolar Lite spins color and texture into a narrative that focuses on Gille as the main performer and reflects her experiences and challenges living a bipolar life.
is an original story of one sweet potato digging herself out of a hole—a hole she dug for herself. Through costume and mask puppetry, we delve deep into the post-truth world in which we live, uncovering memory as myth and fact as fiction. Partly autobiographical, partly pseudo-science, Allison Osberg buries gems of genuineness and humor in the little (and big) lies we tell and are told.
Tickets are $15 for each performance.
March 24 – 26

Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
Lone Star Spirits
When Marley brings her new fiancé to her childhood home in small-town Texas, she finds herself stranded in the past. Hoping for a quick visit to her estranged father’s liquor store, she’s soon forced to deal with her football hero ex-boyfriend, a single mom insistent on a girls’ night out, and the ghost of the town’s bear-wrestling pioneer founder.
April 8 – May 7

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

The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave. S.

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave. S.
The Great Divide: Plays for a Broken Nation
Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is “whitelash” real, or just another piece of “fake news”? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by local writers responding to the deeply partisan split on the direction of our country. In polarizing times of national upheaval and civil unrest, how do we deal with competing truths? Where does the election leave us, as individuals, as communities, as a country? These plays are a personal, powerful and visceral response to the political animosity that has become our post-election reality.
April 19-30

Park Square Theatre
408 St. Peter St., Ste. 110, St. Paul 55102

Semple Mansion
100 W. Franklin Ave.

St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 S.E. Main St., Mpls. 55414

Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave.

Theatre in the Round Players
245 Cedar Ave. S.

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave.

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