Category Archives: Theater

I Am Cate Blanchett

Dates: Fri-Sat, Jun 16-17, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Pay What You Can ($15-$22) – no extra fees
Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Age Recommendation: Adult audiences

Mask Policy: Masks are optional for this event. This policy is subject to change pursuant to the guidelines of the CDC and MN Department of Health.

SOLD OUT: Both performances are currently sold out. To get on the WAIT LIST, or to be kept informed if a show is added, please email Zaraawar (“Z”) Mistry at or text 612-965-4405. Email is preferred. Thank you!

I Am Cate Blanchett
Written and performed by Susan Langston
Musical arrangements, Gail Wallinga

I Am Cate Blanchett, written and performed by Susan Langston, is the inspirational tale of one woman’s journey down the rabbit hole of crazy. Part spiritual memoir, part spiritual comedy, this multimedia performance will transport you to other worlds and ignite your imagination. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll leave believing that just about anything is possible.

Susan Langston is an emerging writer, storyteller and performance artist. Her first solo piece, I Am Cate Blanchett, was performed in 2017 and 2018. Her work is influenced by her thirty years as a psychotherapist, as well as practices of traditional healing learned from teachers around the world. As a novelist, she is passionate about creating LGBTQ+ characters who mirror the strength and resilience of that community, characters with whom readers feel an affinity, and with stories that reflect relevant struggles and triumphs of the heart. Susan is currently working on her second novel, and is a member of The Loft Literary Center. For more information, please visit Susan’s website at


Ending True

Dates: May 18-20 at 7:00 PM, and May 21 at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $20 ($16 for Students/Teachers/Seniors/Veterans). Pay What You Want on Thu, May 18.
Age Recommendation: Ages 16+
Duration: 90 minutes, including one intermission

Mask Policy: Masks are optional for this event. This policy is subject to change pursuant to the guidelines of the CDC and MN Department of Health.

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Applause Community Theatre proudly presents
Ending True, by James Lundy
Directed by Chad Snyder
Laura Tyndall is at the end of her rope. As her parents depart, can she keep the stories they’ve told—and one still untold? “Ending True” affirms the redeeming power of stories to define and guide us: the factual and fictional, the inherited and those we create for ourselves.

Plus: Come Dance by James Lundy and Olaf Elander
Directed by Chad Snyder
College friends Mark and Mimi always kept it dryly intellectual. But at their thirty-year reunion, will they rehydrate? Perhaps with a lemon twist? Do people change? Will Mark follow his head, or his heart? Is Mimi living an illusion? What magic is this, pulling one cork right through another?

Full Schedule
Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 PM (Pay What You Want)
Friday-Saturday, May 19-20 at 7:00 PM ($20, or $16 for students/teachers/seniors/veterans)
Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 PM ($20, or $16 for students/teachers/seniors/veterans)

This Is How We Got Here

Dates: April 19 – May 7, 2023, Wed-Sat @ 7:30 pm, Sun @2:00 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can ($35 suggested, per ticket)
Age Recommendation: Play deals with teen suicide, parental discretion is advised.
Duration: ~90 minutes, no intermission, plus 20 minute post-show talkback

Mask Policy: Masks are recommended.

UPDATE 05-06-2023:

  • The shows on Sat, May 6 at 7:30 pm and Sun, May 7 at 2:00 pm are SOLD OUT, and we have several people on the WAIT LIST. We are therefore not taking any more inquiries for tickets. Thank you!

New Native Theatre presents
This Is How We Got Here
by Keith Barker (Metis)
2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama Finalist
Directed by Rhiana Yazzie (Dine’)

A year following the suicide of their teen, a family still grapples with the ways their lives have been irrevocably changed by devastating loss. Simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming, This is How We Got Here explores the confusing and transformative process of grieving.

*This production contains sensitive subject matter about suicide & grief. Post-show conversations follow every performance.

Thomas Draskovic (Hunkphapa Lakota / Wahpe Khute Dakota)
JaLisa McKee (Ho-Chunk)
Genevieve Lane (Lakota / Ojibwe)
Mistatim (Cree)

April 19, 20, 21, 22 (Wed-Sat) @ 7:30 pm
April 23 (Sun) @ 2:00 pm
April 26, 27, 28, 29 (Wed-Sat) @ 7:30 pm
April 30 (Sun) @ 2:00 pm
May 3, 4, 5, 6 (Wed-Sat) @ 7:30 pm
May 7 (Sun) @ 2:00 pm

Adventures of an IT Platypus

Dates: Fri-Sat, March 24-25, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can ($15-$20 suggested)
Ages: Ages 14+
Run Time: 1 hr.

COVID-19 Policy: Dreamland Arts requires attendees to wear a mask at all times inside the building. Please read our complete COVID-19 Policy here.

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Adventures of an IT Platypus
Tech Support Tips and Yo-yo tricks for techies, nerds, and anyone with a password.
This one-man comedy show is written and performed by David Harris.

The following description of the show was written by an AI Chatbot after feeding it a few lines from the script. Although the Chatbot has not seen the show and seems a bit too enthusiastic and over-confident, it is not wrong.

"Adventures of an IT Platypus" is a one-man comedy show that showcases the unique talents of David Harris - an IT professional, juggler, and yo-yo trickster. Despite his degree in English and passion for juggling, David found himself drawn to the world of IT, where he has worked in a variety of roles, including computer labs, tech support desks, web-development shops, and even as a birthday clown. Throughout the show, David shares humorous and insightful stories from his experiences in the IT industry, from helping parents reinstall software to troubleshooting tricky bugs and setting up complex server migrations. He also wows the audience with his impressive juggling and yo-yo skills, which add an entertaining and unexpected twist to the performance. In addition to his stories and stunts, David also offers some hard-earned IT wisdom, providing insights into the challenges faced by IT professionals and offering advice for anyone struggling to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology. "Adventures of an IT Platypus" is not only a celebration of David's unique combination of skills but also a tribute to anyone who has ever struggled to master technology. David celebrates IT professionals, fashion photographers, yo-yo pros, circus jugglers, and anyone else who has had to work hard to achieve success in their chosen field. Overall, this show is a fun and engaging mix of humor, storytelling, juggling, and yo-yo tricks that will leave audiences entertained and inspired. Whether you're an IT professional or simply someone who loves a good laugh and a fun performance, "Adventures of an IT Platypus" is definitely worth checking out. -- Chat GPT

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Code You

Dates: February 16-25, 2023 (see full schedule below)
Tickets: $22 ($15 for Students/Seniors/Artists). Free Community tickets available on Sun, Feb 19 & Wed, Feb 22.
Ages: Ages 14+
Run Time: 1 hr.

Upcoming performances: – SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 pm (matinee) – added performance

WAIT LIST TICKETS: All upcoming performances are SOLD OUT. To get on the WAIT LIST, email Zaraawar (“Z”) Mistry at, or text 612-965-4405. Email is preferred. Thank you!

COVID-19 Policy: Dreamland Arts requires attendees to wear a mask at all times inside the building. Please read our complete COVID-19 Policy here.

Exposed Brick Theatre presents
Code You
Written and directed by Nora Montañez Patterson

Set during the height of the pandemic, a disheveled Marlen returns to her apartment to find herself isolated and disoriented. When three Covid-denying friends arrive and organize an impromptu house party, Marlen finds herself teetering between reality and illusion. Parallel worlds unfold as she struggles to find her way back to normalcy.

Featuring: Ankita Ashrit, Julia Diaz, Johanna Keller Flores, José Sabillón & Emmanuel L. Woods
Creative Team: Alessandra Bongiardina, Mayra Gurrola Calderón, Mitchell Frazier, Isabella Freeland, Peter Morrow & Simone Williams

Performance Dates:
Thu-Sat, Feb 16-18 at 7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 19 at 2:00 pm
Wed-Sat, Feb 22-25 at 7:30 pm – performances on Wed-Thu, Feb 22-23 are cancelled
Sun, Feb 26 at 2:00 pm – added performance

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.

This play 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. This project is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.