WAMM Second Monday Movies
Monday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m.
Peace and Justice Building
4200 Cedar Ave. S.
The WAMM Movie Committee will be showing “Rachel Carson,” a film about the woman who launched the environmental movement. When “Silent Spring” was published in September 1962, it became an instant bestseller and would go on to spark dramatic changes in the way the government regulated pesticides. Drawn from Carson’s own writings, letters and recent scholarship, the film illuminates both the public and private life of the soft-spoken, shy scientist who launched the modern environmental movement. This 2017 documentary was directed by Michelle Farrari. All are welcome! Always free and open to the public. Free popcorn. A chance to discuss the film follows the showing.
This is the second in a series of three films about women activists; October’s film will feature Emma Goldman.
Ride the Cyclone
Wednesday – Friday, Sept. 11 – 13, 7:30 p.m. (previews)
Saturday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. (opening night)
Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. (audio-described)
Sunday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. (closes)
2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
The Jungle Theater kicks off its 2019–2020 season in September with the regional premiere of “Ride the Cyclone,” a funny and charmingly dark musical that The New York Times labels “delightfully weird and just plain delightful.” Wildly original, the new musical is part comedy, part tragedy and wholly unexpected.
In this hilarious and outlandish story, directed by Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, the Amazing Karnak, a mechanical fortune teller (Jim Lichtscheidl, “Small Mouth Sounds,” “Little Women”), invites each to tell the story of a life interrupted—with the promise of a prize like no other—a chance for one of them to return to life. The six teenagers – who sing their hearts out – are portrayed by Shinah Brashears, Gabrielle Dominique, Michael Hanna, Becca Hart, Jordan M. Leggett and Josh Zwick. A four-piece band, with Mark Christine (keyboards/“Fly by Night”) serving as conductor, accompanies the cast.
Tickets are $40 – $50. Preview performances are $15. Rush tickets are offered every night of the week, based on availability two hours prior to the performance, and there is special Friday night pricing for students, 55408 neighborhood residents and employees, and those under 30 years of age. Tickets and more information are available at 612- 822-7063 or www.jungletheater.org. Connect with the Jungle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @jungletheater
Sandbox Theatre’s “Bone Mother”
September 19 to 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sandbox Theatre’s “Bone Mother”
Sept. 19 – 27, 7:30 p.m.
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave., Mpls. 55419
Sandbox Theatre, in partnership with The Museum of Russian Art, will perform their all-new production, “Bone Mother,” on Sept. 19-27 at The Museum of Russian Art.
A world premiere show in a one-of-a-kind venue, “Bone Mother” is folklore come to life in the air above you. A new play created from scratch by Sandbox’s aerial wing, The Swingset, “Bone Mother” is an examination of femininity’s untamable perseverance, its kinship with nature, and its expression through a spectrum of gender—all in the face of society’s history to deny, ignore, repress and vilify its progress.
In the depths of a dark Russian forest, in a house perched atop chicken legs and surrounded by a fence of flaming skulls, lives a hideous old crone named Baba Yaga. Do you dare enter? In the forest there are wild things—ostracized, forgotten, shadow things. And you. Who will you be in the moonlight?
Production Schedule – all performances at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19 – Preview and Press performance
Friday, Sept. 20 – with Opening Night Reception to follow
Saturday, Sept. 21 – ASL-interpreted performance
Sunday, Sept. 22 – with post-show discussion with the music-makers of “Bone Mother”
Wednesday, Sept. 25 – Pay-What-You-Will ($5 and up)
Thursday, Sept. 26 – ASL-interpreted performance, with post-show discussion with “Bone Mother” makers and members of the TMORA staff
Friday, Sept. 27 – with Closing Night Reception to follow.
Discounts available for TMORA members, Students, Seniors and Sandbox subscribers.
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)
parksquaretheatre.org (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.
145 17th Ave. NE, 55413
550 Vandalia St., St. Paul 55114
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.
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
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.
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.