Category Archives: Past Event

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

NOTE: Tickets for this production are not being sold or managed by Dreamland Arts.
You can purchase tickets and find out more information about the production at lexhamarts.org.

Telephone inquiries: (651) 644-3366
To purchase tickets by phone: 800-838-3006 (Brown Paper Tickets)

Dates: June 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. & June 2, 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $19 ($15 for students), plus service fee.
The Thursday, June 7 performance will be “Pay What you want”.
Age Recommendation: Ages 16+

Lex-Ham Community Theater presents
Dead Man’s Cell Phone
written by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Natalie Novacek
a comic look at technology and relationships

Dead Man’s Cell Phone was awarded a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play in 2008. In the play, Jean, while enjoying a quiet time at a café, picks up the cell phone of Gordon – who has just died – and quickly becomes immersed in Gordon’s family and business.

There will be a post-show reception after the Sunday, June 3 matinée at Groundswell, 1340 Thomas Avenue, Saint Paul, MN.

Green Card Voices

Date: Wed, May 16, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Tickets: Free admission

Ages: For all ages
Duration: 2 hrs.

Green Card Voices presents

Green Card Youth Voices Book Reading

Join us for an evening of live book reading and view the Green Card Voices Youth exhibit. After the immigrant youth authors read their stories from “Green Card Youth Voices: St. Paul,” there will be a question and answer session where audience members can engage with these young people.

Our three featured authors include:

Iya Xiong (Laos)- “I can help myself more than I could help myself when I lived in Laos. I feel proud because I can earn some money by myself.”

Abshir Mohamed (Somalia) – “I’d never seen snow. And I didn’t know how it would look like. I thought here that the floor would be clean like grass. It wasn’t like how I imagined.”

Sha Paw (Thailand)- “We had taken an airplane class to learn what to do on an airplane. Like how to buckle the seatbelt. I didn’t want to go on an airplane.”

 

Puppet Double Feature

Dates: May 10-12, 2018 (Thu-Sat at 6:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $7
Ages: Recommended for All ages
Duration: 60 minutes, including intermission.

Seth Eberle presents
Puppet Double Feature: Grandma Greta’s Garden AND The Ants Who Wanted to Fly
Two 30 minute puppet shows

Grandma Greta’s Garden
Directed by Laura Wilhelm
In this production, Grandma Greta has saved some of her seeds from last year in order to plant her garden. While waiting for the plants to grow, a sneaky rabbit tries to avoid detection and a bee looks for something to eat. Will Greta stop the rabbit from getting into her garden? Will the bee find a flower to make food?

The Ants Who Wanted to Fly
Directed by Anne Sawyer
Two ants want to fly very badly, so they wait for an egg to hatch, thinking it will be a bird they can hitch a ride on. They are disappointed when they find a caterpillar has hatched out of the egg, but they keep waiting and watching to figure out how to fly. Follow the ants as they discover the joy of the natural world!

Seth Eberle is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

Invisible

Dates: May 7 & 14, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Tuition: $25 for individual 2 hour workshop, $40 for both!

Ages: For women ages 40+
Duration: 2 hrs.

Time Track Productions presents

INVISIBLE: Movement workshops for women (over age 40)
with Paula Mann and Sandy Agustin

Tap into your unique physical instincts! Learn fun movement exercises from the new dance piece INVISIBLE! Our practice is to be present and grounded in our bodies. We will heighten physical sensation and expand awareness through specific creative movement exercises. We will discover the connection between emotion and movement and learn to release this energy, allowing emotions to move through us fueling our own unique creations.

Jump start your imagination! Experience with dance not necessary!
Space is limited: please email Paula at pmann102@gmail to reserve your space.

Sketch Mythology

Dates: Fri-Sun, Apr 27-29, 2018 (Fri-Sat at 7:30 p.m. & Sun at 2:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $20 General (in advance, $24 at the door), $12 Students
Ages: This performance contains nudity. For audiences 18+
Duration: 90-120 minutes, including one intermission.

Matt Jenson presents
Sketch Mythology

Gods, goddesses, and fantastic creatures from Greek mythology abound in this performance that blends dance, theatre, and figure drawing. Choreographer, writer, and performer Matt Jenson will perform eight solos, each one as a different character from Greek mythology. After each solo, the house lights will come up and YOU get to sketch while Jenson poses as the character!

After the 70-minute performance, you will be able to do a more detailed drawing during a 25-minute pose. No previous drawing experience required, and paper and pencils will be provided. Visual artists are welcome to bring their own art supplies (pencils and pastels only, please).

Don’t remember much about the Minotaur? Never heard the story of Leda and the Swan? Who the heck is Ganymede? Don’t worry…we’ve got you covered! Before the performance, you can stroll through a gallery that introduces you to the eight characters in Sketch Mythology. A brief synopsis of each myth will tell you all you need to enjoy the show. The characters will also be depicted in drawings, paintings, or photographs created by eight Twin Cities visual artists.

This performance contains nudity. For audiences 18+

Trigger warning: Please note that, as with most Greek myths, the stories included in this show are full of potentially distressing elements such as: sexual situations, abduction, rape, castration, infertility, violence, death, and grief.

Sketch Mythology was created by Matt Jenson in collaboration with many artists:
Choreographers/Directors: Nicole Hettwer, Leif Jurgensen, Marcia Keegan, and Laura Selle Virtucio
Composers: Joel Arpin, Marya Hart, Eric Jensen, and Michelle Kinney
Performers/Musicians: Carley Olson, David Wasserman and Adam Zahller
Writer/Dramaturg: Linda Shapiro
Lighting Design: Mike Grogan
Puppets/Masks: Andrew Jenson
Costumes: Lucy Hinton
Makeup/Wigs: Britt Katuin
Figure Modeling Coach: Lisa Pfeiffer
Pre-performance Gallery Visual Artists: Jonathan Aller, Emily Barton, Robert Borman, Peter Ganapes, Dona Kos, Matt Linz, Don Thomas, and V. Paul Virtucio

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”