Category Archives: Past Event

The Basset Table

Dates: Apr 6-22, 2018 (Thu-Sat at 7:30 p.m. & Sun at 2:00 p.m.) Apr 5 invited preview
Tickets: $22 ($20 for students/seniors/Fringe button; $18 for groups of 10 or more)
Ages: Recommended for Ages 13+
Duration: 90-120 minutes, including intermission.

Persistent Theatre Productions presents
The Basset Table
Written by Susanna Centlivre, and Edited by Jane Milling

“Strong women know how to play their cards.”

The gambling widow Lady Reveller and female scientist Valeria are not your typical 18th century women, these independent strong women must fight to keep doing what they love, in this progressive ahead of it’s time restoration comedy, by one of the most prominent female playwrights of her time.

Directed by Meggie Greivell
Stage Management by Sarah Wolf
Set and Props Design by Beth Anne Roe
Costume Design by Rebecca Karstad

​Featuring: Julie Ann Greif, Lana Bean, Alison Anderson, Bruce Abas, Kjer Whiting, Jody Bee, Tara Lucchino, Franklin Wagner, Don Larsson, Allison True, Amanda Thomm and Maureen Bourgeois.

Dirk (and others still with us)

Dates: Fri-Sat, Mar 23-24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (matinee added for Sat @ 3:00 p.m.)
Tickets: Free admission. Email boxoffice@macalester.edu
Ages: Recommended for Ages 13+
Duration: 60-75 minutes. No intermission.

Macalester College Theater and Dance Department presents
Dirk (and others still with us)
An original work, created by Director Anna Brujin and the cast

Dirk is a devised work based on Anna Brujin’s grandfather. It is her senior capstone in the Theater and Dance Department.

Promises and Interludes


Sun, Jan 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Run Time: 75 minutes, including intermission
Age Requirement: All ages
Tickets: Please visit thedreamsongsproject.org to purchase tickets.

The Dream Songs Project’s Sixth Annual Concerts of New Music for Voice and Guitar. This year’s edition features a world premiere performance of Craig Carnahan’s song cycle, Promises and Interludes, songs by Toshio Hosokawa, a scena by Mark Weiser, and a revisit of our first commission from 2012, Daniel Nass’s Songs of Cowboys and Hobos.

The Stuffed Animal WINTER Show

Sun, Jan 28 at 4:00 p.m.
Run Time: 45 minutes
Age Requirement: Ages 3+
Tickets: $5 (stuffed animals get in for free)

The Stuffed Animal WINTER Show

The stuffed animals celebrate winter fun by sliding down a big snow-hill, going ice skating and hurling snowballs in stuffed animal style right on stage.

Hosted by Leslye Orr, The Stuffed Animal Show is an interactive theater experience for children ages 3+ and their stuffed animals. Kids bring their own plushy, or get one from our grab bag, and join Zip the chipmunk and his friends. Leslye Orr animates the whole gang with wacky sounds and voices while also sharing creative ideas for imaginative play. A tiny-sized tea party for all stuffed animals follows each performance.

Holiday Music for the World: CD Release Celebration

NOTE: Due to artists’ availability and logistics, there will be only ONE performance of this show. Seating is very limited, so please purchase your tickets in advance.

Date/Time: Sat, Dec 16 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can ($5-$15)
Ages: Recommended for Ages 10+
Duration: 90 minutes. No intermission.

Greg Herriges presents
Holiday Music for the World: CD Release Celebration

It’s not just about Christmas! Greg Herriges, his trio StellaRoma, and friends celebrate the release of Revel and Ritual: Holiday Music for the World—a groundbreaking collection of traditional and original music for many faiths, places, and seasons. You’ll hear music for Hanukkah, Holi, Ashura, Chinese and Ukrainian New Year, Sakura Matsuri, Basque and Catalan Christmas carols, and the Winter Solstice. Discover a world of holiday music beyond the shopping-mall standards!

About the Band: StellaRoma

  • Greg Herriges: guitar, bouzouki, vocal
  • Rundio Sinclair: Chapman stick, electronics
  • Michael Bissonnette: world percussion

Three uniquely talented musicians join to combine ancient and future, East and West, into a stirring mix of “progressive world music” with futuristic flavors. Greg Herriges plays (and sings into) his guitar and Greek bouzouki with a unique approach honed by his studies of Asian and other international styles. Rundio represents the 21st century with Chapman stick, a 10-stringed tapped instrument that sings like a bass, a piano, an electronic orchestra, and sometimes all at once. Michael Bissonnette juggles an array of global percussion including cajon, frame drums, glockenspiel, and Aztec death whistle.

With special guests guests TBA from Indian and Balkan traditions.


Greg Herriges is a fiscal year 2017 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.