Category Archives: Theater

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.

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: Mayra Gurrola Calderón, Mitchell Frazier, Isabella Freeland, Peter Morrow & Shae Palic.

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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

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.


UPCOMING EVENTS

More One-Acts? Heck Yeah!

Dates: Dec 8-11, 2022
Tickets: $20 ($16 for Students/Teachers/Seniors/Veterans)
Age Recommendation: Ages 16+
Duration: 2 hrs., including one intermission
In Person: This event will be performed with a live audience!

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.

Applause Community Theatre proudly presents
More One-Acts? Heck Yeah!

Applause Community Theatre is excited to present another evening that showcases the talents of Minnesota playwrights after our successful run in October. This one-act festival explores the theme of redemption and the quest the characters are taking or refusing to take on this journey.

The Piano Teacher by Terry Newby
Directed by Debbie Schneider
The Piano Teacher explores the limits of healing and redemption, and forces us to confront how we treat those we have harmed, and how we treat those who have harmed us. Told through the eyes of Army veteran Jeremy Witherspoon, The Piano Teacher asks viewers to consider whether forgiveness is earned or simply owed, and whether redemption without obligation is ever possible.

Reunion Forever by Cori Paulet and Terry Newby
Directed by Debbie Schneider
As four high school classmates prepare for their class reunion, they find themselves confronted with questions of responsibility, consequences, and self-perception. Reunion Forever explores the interplay between self-awareness and redemption and asks “What price must be paid before forgiveness can be granted?”

Decoration Day 2005 by Roger Barr
Directed by James Lundy
During the Iraq war, Robert and Marilyn Lewis lose their only son, Robbie, to combat. Their profound grief drives them apart and the couple separates. At sunrise on Decoration Day, each is drawn to the cemetery to visit Robbie’s grave. Their confrontation touches off a long day where each must come to terms with their loss. Decoration Day 2005 explores the human cost of war, the nature of grief and the eternal power of love.   

Featuring the acting talents of:
Benjamin Farrey-Latz, Brock Ray, Steve Thompson, Amy Luedtke, Santhi Muniandy-Deisch, Dennis Gerhardstein, Ginny Leutgeb, Nick Dibley, Pat Holt, Debbie Schneider, and Erika Reinhardt.

Full Schedule
Thursday-Saturday, December 8-10 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 PM

ACT – 4th Annual One Act Play Festival

Dates: Oct 13-16, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: Thu, Oct 13 (Pay What You Can), Fri-Sun, Oct 14-16 ($18/$12)
Age Recommendation: Ages 16+
Duration: 2 hrs., including one intermission
In Person: This event will be performed with a live audience!

Announcement on Monday, October 10, 2022:

Applause Community Theatre regrets to inform you that we will not be able to include The Piano Teacher in our Fourth Annual One Act Play Festival this week due to a sick cast member. We are looking for alternative dates to produce this powerful show and will let you know when the dates are finalized. There are still three wonderful shows included in this collection of one act plays so we encourage you to attend. Thank you for your support of Applause Community Theatre and our talented community of local playwrights!

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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Applause Community Theatre proudly presents its
4th Annual One Act Play Festival

Applause Community Theatre is excited to present an evening that showcases the talents of Minnesota playwrights. All of the local authors will be available for a “talk back” session on Thursday, October 13th after the show. 

Expiration Date by J. Jean
Directed by Jenn Kudelka
Martha played by Ginny Leutgeb
Alex played by Kamala Stromwall

Please note that The Piano Teacher will not be performed. See announcement above.

The Piano Teacher by Terry Newby
Directed by Debbie Schneider
Jeremy played by Brock Ray
David Haggerty played by Benjamin Farrey-Latz
Michael played by Steve Thompson

Something About Ellen by James Lundy
Directed by Connor Davis/Gary Davis
Nurse played by Samantha Amundson
Dad played by Gary Davis
John played by Connor Davis

Marcia’s Lament by Brian Cern
Marcia played by Amy Luedtke

Full Schedule
Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 PM (Pay What You Can)
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16 at 7:00 PM ($18 or $12 for students/teachers/seniors)

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The Aliens

Dates: August 10-14, 2022 (see full schedule below)
Tickets: Sliding scale. Suggested donation of $10
Duration: 2 hours, plus one intermission
In Person: This event will be presented for an in person audience. There is no virtual option available.

COVID-19 Policy: Dreamland Arts requires attendees to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of the event. All attendees must wear a mask at all times inside the building. Please read our complete COVID-19 Policy.

Will Schmitt and Carl Hallberg present
“The Aliens” by Annie Baker
Directed by Genevieve Bennett 

Set on the back patio of a coffee shop in small-town Vermont, The Aliens, by Annie Baker, follows the unlikely friendship between two men struggling against the inertia of failed dreams and a high school student on the precipice of adulthood. Their desire to connect, and frequent failure to do so, is a meditation on belonging that is both funny and heartbreaking. We’re excited to bring it to the stage at Dreamland Arts this August. The play will be directed by Genevieve Bennett, an accomplished Twin Cities director and faculty member at the St Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.

Featuring: Will Schmitt, Carl Hallberg, and Nigel Berkeley

Schedule of Performances:
Wed, Aug 10 at 7:30 PM
Thu, Aug 11 at 7:30 PM
Sat, Aug 13 at 2:00 PM
Sun, Aug 14 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

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To purchase tickets in advance, visit: https://tix.gobo.show/events/event/OlzRw419sMw7BCWFXC9x

Lester Mayers

Poems From A Shelter

Dates: July 29-31, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: $25
Duration: 1 hr., no intermission
In Person: This event will be presented for an in person audience. There is no virtual option available.

COVID-19 Policy: Dreamland Arts requires attendees to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours of the event. All attendees must wear a mask at all times inside the building. Please read our complete COVID-19 Policy.

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Ambiance Theatre Company presents
Poems From A Shelter” a one person choreopoem that explores the experience of a Queer Black Feminine Man living in a men’s shelter.

This new riveting work is written, performed, and self directed by Lester Mayers, a Brooklyn native, a graduate of the Department of Theatre Arts at SUNY New Paltz, and an MFA graduate of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Gay-Black-feminine and a feminist, Mayers tackles issues that the public has historically ignored. He has been published by the Huffington Post, Arsenal Pulp Press, LAMBDA LITERARY, Chronogram, Sojourner Truth Library, Colorado’s Boulder Weekly, and I Am from Driftwood LGBTQ archive.

Lester Mayers brings his brilliance to Minnesota as one of the Playwrights’ Center 2021-22 Many Voices Fellows. His plays include GAY GUERILLA, Swallow from Both Ends, Sisters” In A Fountain Filled With Blood, and Smokin’Smokin’ No Mo”; The Revelations. Mayers recently completed a musical-poetic-visual archive, Love Lesson’s with Lester, available at Somad.NYC. Mayers also received two New York State proclamations and the 2019 visionary award from the oldest Black Women organization in America; The National Advancement Of Colored Women’s Club Tri-County chapter.

  • Friday, July 29 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 30 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 31 at 7:00 PM

NOTE: 10 tickets per night are reserved for patrons who need financial assistance paying for tickets. If this applies to you please:
DM @ambiancetheatre on IG,
or email ambiancetc@gmail.com