Category Archives: Theater

A Thousand Cranes

Presented by Green T Productions
$12 General, $11 Fringe Button/MPR Members & $10 Students.
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Dates: Thu-Fri, Apr 6-7 at 7:30 pm
Sat, Apr 8 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sun Apr 9 at 7:30 pm
Mon, Apr 10 at 7:30 pm (Pay What You Can)
Thu-Fri, Apr 13-14 at 7:30 pm

Run Time: 60-75 mins. No intermission.
Age Recommendation: Ages 7+.

Green T Productions presents A Thousand Cranes, the true and poignant story of Sadako Sasaki, a young victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Sadako was only two years old when the bomb fell and seemed to be unharmed, but at twelve she was diagnosed with “radiation sickness” an aftermath of the bomb’s effects. With boundless optimism, she takes an old story to heart: If a sick person folds a thousand paper origami cranes the gods will grant her wish and make her well again. She begins to fold her thousand cranes. Before Sadako is able to complete her task, she is visited by her Grandmother who lovingly carries her on the back of a glorious crane … to the land of a thousand, thousand spirits. There she joins her ancestors and learns that her true wish may be granted. Her friends and classmates finished Sadako’s work. They folded enough cranes to make a thousand. Today children in Japan and all over the world fold a thousand cranes and lay them at the feet of Sadako’s statue in the Hiroshima Peace Park. Their wish is engraved at the bottom of the monument: “This is our cry, This is our prayer, Peace in the world.”

Heart Burns – A Collection of One Act Plays

Presented by Applause Community Theatre
$10-$12 Buy Tickets Online

Dates: Thu-Fri, Mar 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. & Sat, Mar 11 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Age Recommendation:
Ages 13+
Run time: 75-90 minutes with intermission.

Applause Community Theatre presents Heart Burns: A Collection of One Act Plays

The following will be performed:
Mr. Burns [Act I] by Anne Washburn
The West Wing by Jenny Kirlan
Waiting for the Matinee by Eric Coble
In the Meantime by Sharon Cooper

Cloth – A Reading of a Work in Progress

Presented by Eliza Rasheed & Aamera Siddiqui
$10 Buy Tickets Online

Dates: Fri-Sat, Feb 24-25 at 7:30 p.m.
Run Time:
60-75 minutes. No intermission.
Age Recommendation: Ages 13+.

Eliza Rasheed & Aamera Siddiqui present Cloth – A Reading of a Work in Progress. How much is too much? How little is too little? And who gets to decide? From the burka ban in France to dress codes in our own communities, from bloomers to pantsuits and the ever changing fashion trends; when it comes to women’s clothing it seems like everyone has an opinion. Cloth is a new work that explores women’s relationship to cloth, covering and choice, and the avalanche of factors influencing that choice.
A post-show discussion will follow each performance.

Aamera Siddiqui and Eliza Rasheed are a fiscal year 2016 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership 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 by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.