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M-SHE Productions Youth Theatrical Workshop & Performance

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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.

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

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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.

Dr. Deep

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

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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
(Watch promo video)
(Watch video of Zaraawar Mistry’s Interview with 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 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.

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.

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.”