Mixed Blood Theatre presents “IS GOD IS”

By Aleshea Harris, directed by Nataki Garrett
September 21 – October 14, 2018
All performances at 7:30 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m.
Winner of the 2018 Obie Award for playwright, director, and lead actors, IS GOD IS is an epic woman’s revenge play that takes its cues from the Spaghetti Western, hip hop, Afropunk, the ancient, modern, and the tragic. African American twin sisters journey from the Dirty South to California in blood-soaked travels. It’s both a satire and an earnest exploration of what it means to claim justice and survive violence. Funny, triumphant, and surprising, Is God Is asks us to consider the roots, futility, and consequences of cyclical violence. Mixed Blood’s production features Obie and Ivey Award winning actress, Dame-Jasmine Hughes. Mixed Blood aspires to be the destination for people with disabilities.

Little Shop of Horrors Performance

Little Shop of Horrors follows a meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!


The devilish gunpowder plot has failed! Long live King James! When Shagspeare is commissioned to write the "true historie" of the event, his investigation reveals that the official version is a cover-up – but for what? Should Shag keep digging – and perhaps lose his head? Or take the money and lie?

McKnight Theater Artist Fellows Present Works in Progress

The Playwrights' Center presents showings of new pieces by 2017-18 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows Katharine Horowitz and Regina Marie Williams. Katharine's piece will be performed in ASL; Regina's will be ASL-interpreted. Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Southern Theater. Reserve your free tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mcknight-theater-artist-fellows-present-works-in-progress-tickets-46087762739

The 13 Clocks, by James Thurber
by Katharine Horowitz

Directed by Lindsey Cacich Samples, with Regina Daniels and Sarah Brown

A mysterious prince must complete a seemingly impossible task to free the princess Saralinda from the clutches of an evil duke. A few days before Saralinda’s twenty-first birthday, Prince Zorn of Zorna (disguised as a minstrel named Xingu) arrives in town and promptly gets himself arrested and imprisoned. When the Duke interviews him, Zorn declares his intention to court Saralinda, and The Duke, aware of Zorn’s identity, gives Zorn the task of finding a thousand jewels in a limited amount of time.

On Our Own Terms

Mixed Blood Theatre presents, ON OUR OWN TERMS: Voices at the Intersection of Transgender Experience and Mixed Blood Theatre, living at the crossroads of theater and the trans experience at Mixed Blood on April 27-29. The weekend propels Mixed Blood’s ambition to become an artistic home for trans theatre artists. The title of the celebratory festival – On Our Own Terms – is reflective of the self-determination of the curation of the weekend’s events. A national council of trans actors, directors, educators, performance artists and designers curated the selection of offerings to be included.  The effort was led by Jay Owen Eisenberg, Mixed Blood’s Trans Organizer, who runs Mixed Blood’s local Trans Advisory Council all year.

On Our Own Terms

Mixed Blood Theatre presents, Mermaid Hour: ReMixed, a new chamber musical exploring the gender continuum through the prism of a pre-pubescent transgender biracial girl on April 6 – 29. Working class parents Pilar and Bird face the cracks in their marriage, their opposing parenting styles, and their fears as they negotiate their daughter’s gender transition. Meanwhile, she navigates puberty, her first crush, and the possibility that YouTube holds all the answers. The non-musical version, entitled The Mermaid Hour, will also play at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, Borderlands Theater (Tucson), and Milagro Theatre (Portland, OR) as part of this NNPN Rolling World Premiere.  For more information please visit nnpn.org.

SEVEN – Alternative Motion Project’s 7th Season Performance

AMP presents SEVEN, which features an eclectic evening of contemporary dance with 6 distinct and stunning original works, bringing something for every audience member. Share in new and past works with AMP’s 7th Annual Performance that showcases the company’s wide range of dynamism, physicality and artistry along with live music by Cellist, Jane Cords O’Hara. WORLD PREMIERES
Kristin Howe
Joanna Lees
Guest Artist – Sophia Pimsler

Delta Blues (2013)
Lol-la-pa-LOO-za (2012)
Picture Perfect (2016) – Guest Artist Darrius Strong

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 8:00pm - Post-Show Artists’ Reception
Saturday, March 24th, 2017 8:00pm - Post-Show Q + A Discussion
Sunday, March 25th, 2015 2:00pm - ASL Interpreted + Pay What You Can at the Door Only

The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

$20 General Admission
$17 Senior/Student
$17 Children under 12
$3 off with 2017 MN
Fringe Festival Button Group Discounts Available
20% discount for group of 10+
25% discount for group of 20+
To purchase tickets, call 612-333-7977 (minimal fees) or visit www.thelabtheater.org. MORE INFO.... All Women Thank You (Working Title; World Premiere - Joanna Lees) – Inspired by the text of anti-women’s suffrage posters, Lees choreographs and performs her first original solo work which explores the complexities of mixed messages that women receive in American culture.

Play performance of “The Pilgrim’s Progress”

Play performance of "The Pilgrim's Progress", freely adapted from John Bunyan's book, script by Christopher Morgan, by arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts, directed by Julie Nelson.  This play, The Pilgrim's Progress, is a wonderful story of the journey of a young man who escapes the City of Destruction in search of salvation, and also depicts the temptations, trials, help, and joys that he encounters on this journey, which finally leads him to the Celestial City.  Get your tickets online at http://tcha-mn.com/plays/spring-play/  or purchase at the door. ​

21 Extremely Bad Breakups

Walking Shadow Theatre Company presents
21 Extremely Bad Breakups
Directed by Amy Rummenie
Based on the book by Mark Leidner
Why can’t you get it together, find someone nice, and just be happy with them, dammit?! Imagine the worst breakup ever. No: even worse than that. Revel in the absurd fears, tender hopes, and unrealized fantasies that make us act like idiots. This charming new show about love and its many catastrophes is probably appropriate for a date.

Bingo the Winning Musical!

​In this fun and heartwarming musical a group of die-hard bingo players stop at nothing to avoid missing their weekly game. In between the number calling, strange rituals and fierce competitions, love blossoms and long lost friends reunite. These lovable characters spring to life with a smart, funny script and bouncy, hummable score. Audiences will be laughing in the aisles when they aren't playing games of bingo along with the cast! Dinner theatre at the Great Blue Heron Supper Club, Cold Spring, MN.