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Dr. Deep

Dr. Deep – “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It”

Date: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Pay Any Amount or Nothing At All (because great wisdom shouldn’t have a price tag)
Ages: Recommended for those slightly jaded and older.
Duration: 60 minutes. No intermission.

Dr. Deep: “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It”*
An all new (2018) lecture on happiness and Ultimate Liberation Philosophy

VIDEO – “An Invitation from Dr. Deep
VIDEO – Excerpts from “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It”
VIDEO“Zaraawar Mistry interviews Dr. Deep

Dr. Deep is the founder of Ultimate Liberation Philosophy, a metaphysical study focusing on the relationship of the individual to their existence. This new lecture on happiness is the second in a series that examines the intersection of science, spirituality and nonsense.

Dr. Deep’s lecture can be presented in any large room. In addition to being performed at Dreamland Arts, the show has also been performed in the barn at DreamAcres Farm in Wykoff, MN.

Dr. Deep’s first lecture (2015), titled “Shake Your Noggin Like a Bobblehead,” premiered at Dreamland Arts and was presented during Illusion Theater’s Fresh Ink series and at the Minnesota Fringe Festival (Star Tribune’s 10 Best Shows of the Fringe). Additional performances were help at Mixed Blood Theater, 2001 A Space, DreamAcres Farm and IHT Yoga.

Best of the Fringe (2015) – Star Tribune

“Rarely has such absolute drivel been delivered with such sly panache.” Read the full review in the Star Tribune by Lisa Brock

“If laughter truly is the best medicine, Dr. Deep might just prove a therapeutic treatment for humor-deprived psyches.” Read the full City Pages A List article by Brad Richason

*Dr. Deep is a fictional character. “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It” is a satirical one man play written and performed by theater artist Zaraawar Mistry, with recorded music by Greg Herriges.

4 One Act Plays x 3 Local Playwrights + 1 Guy from Montana

Dates: June 28-30, 2018 (Thu-Sat at 7:00 p.m. & Sat at 1:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $15 ($12 Student/Senior)
Ages: 13+.
Duration: 90-120 minutes, including intermission.

Applause Community Theatre presents
4 One Act Plays x 3 Local Playwrights + 1 Guy from Montana

Join us for 4 one act plays by 3 local playwrights, with one co-author from Montana as Applause continues to explore short plays about the human condition:

  • Embers by Robert Galligan
  • Come Dance by James Lundy and Olaf Elander
  • The Body Politic [an indecent proposal] by Terry Newby
  • Ice Cubes by James Lundy

In 2017, our production of “Mr. Burns: the First Act” won several awards at MACTFest, held by the Minnesota Association of Community Theaters. Come see what we do with these shows. One of them may be entered in the 2018 FastFest theater festival in Cloquet, Minnesota.

East: Asian and Jewish Music for Mountain Dulcimer

Date: Sat, June 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: You can make a suggested donation of $5 at the door by cash, check or credit card. Or donate $10 and receive a copy of the artist’s new CD, Deep State.

Ages: For ages 13+
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hrs.

Alex Lubet presents

East: Asian and Jewish Music for Mountain Dulcimer

A concert of new works for mountain dulcimer, performed by Alex Lubet, with a guest appearance by Vietnamese vocalist/violinist Kimchi Hoang.

The program includes Lubet’s own compositions and pieces written for him by Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Indonesian composers, including Iris Shiraishi, Yan Pang, Soojin Lee, and Jay Afrisando.


M-SHE Productions Youth Theatrical Workshop & Performance

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Ages: All ages
Duration: 60 minutes. No intermission.

M-SHE Productions presents
M-SHE Productions Youth Theatrical Workshop & Performance

Come one, come all, to celebrate all the glorious work our youth performers have put in. They have spent a week in an intense environment, learning their show material and developing captivating characters. This workshop and performance is a chance for them to see what it is like to be a professional dancer and the demands that can entail. There truly is no business like show business and these hungry individuals want to show you their determination and passion for the stage.

“Nobody can understand his business thoroughly unless he learns it by personal application and experience. ” ~P. T. Barnum

M-SHE Productions is the creation of the husband and wife duo, Maggie Hoadley-Edwards-Culp and Parker Culp. With the eye and soul for all things artistic, M-SHE Productions, provides choreography, instruction, direction, music mixes, recording studio needs, and performers for dance, music, and photography.

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

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.