Category Archives: Theater

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.

Exposed Brick Theatre


Exposed Brick Theatre presents
by Ashawnti Ford
Directed by Joy Dolo

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Ages: Ages 13+
Duration: 90-120 minutes, with intermission.

Edges is a new play about the hair stories of African American women, past and present. The staged reading culminates a workshop week of play development.

“Exposed Brick Theatre is dedicated to telling the untold stories through theatre and performance art. We create opportunities for audiences and artists to grow beyond their own personal experience and view their world from new and multiple perspectives. By creating original work that dissects unexamined subject matter, we give voice to silenced issues and populations with the overall intention of fostering an authentic understanding across divides.”


The Shadow Box


Applause Community Theatre
The Shadow Box
by Michael Cristofer

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.

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.


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.

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.