Category Archives: Theater

Log Kya Kahenge



Dates: Fri-Sat, Oct 19-20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Ages: Ages 13+
Duration: 2 hrs. approx.

Aamera Siddiqui presents
Log Kya Kahenge, a staged reading
written by Aamera Siddiqui
directed by Suzy Messerole

Aamera Siddiqui co-presented Cloth at Dreamland Arts in February 2017

The Khan family is the perfect family with the perfect eldest daughter (let’s not talk about the younger one). But beneath the veneer of perfection lies a secret they don’t want to confront. Log Kya Kahenge explores mental health stigma, a health care system that isn’t culturally responsive and what happens when “What will people say?” becomes the gauge by which you live your life.


Aamera 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.



Tribute to Nosferatu, A Night of Terror



Dates: Sat-Sun, Nov 3-4, 2018 (Sat at 7:30 p.m. & Sun at 1:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $13
Ages: Ages 5+ (all souls over the age of 5 are welcome)
Duration: 1 hr. approx.

M-SHE Productions presents
Tribute to Nosferatu, A Night of Terror

Settle in with us as we present, “Nosferatu.” Haunting original music and contemporary and musical theatre dances will accompany this classic horror film.

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. Learn more…

Dr. Deep

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

Dates: Fri–Sun, Nov 9-11, 2018 (at various locations and times).

Fri, Nov 9 in Stillwater, MN at location and time TBD.
Sat, Nov 10 at 7:30 p.m. at 2001 A Space, 2001 5th Street NE, Minneapolis MN 55418
Sun, Nov 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Dreamland Arts, 677 Hamline Ave. N., Saint Paul, MN 55104


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
created and performed by Zaraawar Mistry

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.

The Cool Train



Date: Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Ages: Ages 13+
Duration: 1 hr. approx.

The Cool Train
a solo performance by Lunga Sinuka
Written by Lunga Sinuka and Zaraawar Mistry
Directed by Zaraawar Mistry

The Cool Train was first presented at Dreamland Arts in 2009.
Lunga Sinuka speaks with Euan Kerr on MPR

The Cool Train is Lunga Sinuka’s memoir of growing up in South Africa during the repressive era of Apartheid. From his childhood in a Xhosa village with no electricity or running water, to working as a glass cleaner at one of South Africa’s best hotels, and eventually joining the African National Congress in the violent struggle for freedom, Lunga’s journey reflects the lives of many black South Africans before the end of Apartheid in 1994. The Cool Train is a one-man storytelling piece, told through songs and stories filled with warmth, humor and love. Recommended for ages 13+.

Lunga Sinuka was born in South Africa and emigrated to the United States in 1992. He has a B.A. in Public Administration from Cape University of Technology in South Africa and a B.A. in Business Management from Hope College in Michigan. In America, he is currently involved in health care, social services, and social justice. The Cool Train is his first play.


The Shadow Box

Dates: Sep 27-30, 2018 (Thu-Sat at 7:00 p.m. & Sat-Sun at 1:00 p.m.)
Tickets: $10-$15
Ages: 13+.
Duration: 2 hrs., plus one intermission.

Applause Community Theatre presents
The Shadow Box
by Michael Cristofer

In this dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital’s grounds. The three are attended and visited by family and close friends: Agnes and her mother Felicity, estranged further by the latter’s dementia; Brian and Beverly, whose marital complications are exacerbated by Brian’s new lover, Mark; and Joe and Maggie, unready for the strain of Joe’s impending death and its effect on their teenager.