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2017-18 Performance Season

 

An Enemy of the People
Where: Sibley Park, Mankato
When: July 30-31, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.
An Enemy of the People synopsis: Minneapolis based theatre company, Sod House Theater in partnership with Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, will bring a site-specific adaptation of “An Enemy of the People” by Henrick Ibsen to Sibley Park. Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” examines how a community responds when a local doctor threatens to expose that the water it relies upon for tourism is being poisoned. It questions how far a community will go to protect their town’s secret in order to avoid financial ruin. Sod House Theatre’s production is a bluegrass adaptation of the classic play and will shed light on water quality issues surrounding Minnesota as well. After each performance, water experts from local organizations will facilitate conversations centered on local water issues in hopes that the play and community dialogue will inspire water conservation. The play will take place in Shelter #3 near the baseball fields at Sibley Park. Please bring a lawn chair and dress for the weather.


2018-19 Performance Season

Minnesota Shorts Play Festival
The Minnesota Shorts Play Festival incorporates plays from around the nation and performs 7 short plays each night, with the audience choosing the Best of the Fest.
Where:
Mankato West High School, Mankato
When: September 6-7, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: September 12-15, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch synopsis: The musical tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just “an angry inch.”

48-Hour Theatre Project
Where: Black Box Theater, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: September 16, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.

25th Anniversary Spectacular: Theatre Physics XXV
Where: Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato
When: September 21-23, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.

The Music Man
Where: Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: September 27-29 & October 4-7, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
The Music Man synopsis: The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

The Mousetrap
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: October 11-14 & 17-21, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
The Mousetrap synopsis: A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone.

The Mousetrap
Where: Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: November 1-3 & 8-11, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
The Mousetrap synopsis: The Happy Elf follows Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole. More than anything else, Eubie longs to be a part of Santa’s sleigh team. Instead, he’s stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists. Then, one Christmas Eve, he sees something strange: in the whole town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice. With a pinch of elfish magic and a magical whoosh, Eubie’s off to Bluesville. But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day?

Measure for Measure
Where: Anderson Theater, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: November 8-11, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Where: Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato
When: November 9-11 & 16-17, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.

Stupid F*cking Bird
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: November 14-17, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
Stupid F*cking Bird synopsis: An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be.

Theatre Gallery
Where: Black Box Theater, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: December 7-9, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.

Buried Child
Where: Black Box Theater, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: December 7-9, 2018
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.

Peter and the Starcatcher
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: January 31-February 3 & February 6-10, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
Peter and the Starcatcher synopsis: A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands.

Kiss Me, Kate
Where: Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato
When: February 1-3 & 8-9, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.

Macbeth
Where: Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: February 14-16 & 21-24, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
Macbeth synopsis: A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia.

Telemachy
Where: Anderson Theater, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: February 21-24, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.

Mothers and Sons
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: March 27-30, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
Mothers and Sons synopsis: Mother and Sons portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.

Letters to Anne of Green Gables
Where: Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato
When: April 5-7 & 12-13, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Where: Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: April 11-13 & 18-20, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame synopsis: The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in 15th-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda.

Brainpeople
Where: Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for the Performing Arts, MSU, Mankato, Mankato
When: April 24-27, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-389-6661.
Brainpeople synopsis: A wealthy woman invites two strangers to join her in a strange feast commemorating the death of her parents. Mayannah has done this every year but her dark purpose remains unclear. All that will change tonight when two damaged souls find their way to her table. Taking place in a not-so-distant future, the sounds of a war-torn Los Angeles fill the air.

Lysistrata
Where: Linnaeus Arboretum, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter
When: May 16-19, 2019
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 507-933-7590.