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Two One Act Comedies

Dates: Fri-Sat, May 21 & 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm Central Time
Matinee – Sat, May 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Can (or a little bit more?). Proceeds to support Dreamland Arts and Applause Community Theatre
Age Recommendation: Ages 10+
Duration: 1 hr. 15 minutes. No intermission.
Virtual Platform: This event will be presented on Zoom.

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Applause Community Theatre presents
Two One Act Comedies

“Do You Read Me?”
by Kathryn Funkhouser
Misfits on a mission to Mars. Also an eggplant!
and 
“The Six Foot Kiss”
by Stephen Olson
An actor dreams of love and theater and food delivery in the early days of the age of COVID.

Directed by Chad Snyder

Dr. Deep – “At a Time Like This”

Dates: Sat & Sun, March 20-21, 2021 at 7:30 PM CST
Online as a Zoom Webinar: Complete the form below to make a payment and receive the Zoom Webinar details.
Ticket Price: Pay Any Amount (because great wisdom shouldn’t have a price tag)
Ages: Recommended for those slightly jaded and older.
Duration: 1 hr.

WATCH TRAILER

Every now and then, a show comes along that changes your life. This isn’t one of them. If you’re still interested, then scroll down to complete the form and register for this event.

Dr. Deep: “At a Time Like This”
A lecture on Ultimate Liberation Philosophy during this time.
Presented as a live webinar on Zoom, with a Q&A following the lecture.

In his newest lecture, designed to be presented on Zoom, the brilliant Dr. Deep provides unique insights into navigating through life during these unprecedented times. He introduces the basic principles of Ultimate Liberation Philosophy, and provides razor sharp observations on his research into the intersection of science, spirituality and nonsense.

About Dr. Deep
Dr. Deep is a fictional character, and “At a Time Like This” is a one-man satirical play written and performed by theater artist Zaraawar Mistry, with music by Greg Herriges.

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. “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It” was presented at the 2019 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

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 article by Brad Richason

Dr. Deep and You
Dr. Deep’s lecture has been presented at theaters (Dreamland Arts, Mixed Blood, Illusion Theater), art galleries (2001 A Space), yoga studios (IHT Yoga), organic farms (Dreamacres), in office buildings (Ramsey County) and even in people’s homes. Now, anyone can attend a Dr. Deep lecture on Zoom!

Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas – On Zoom

Dates: Fri-Sat, Dec 11 & 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm Central Time
Matinee – Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Can (or a little bit more?). Proceeds to support Dreamland Arts and Applause Community Theatre
Age Recommendation: Ages 10+
Duration: 2 hrs. 15 minutes, with one intermission.
Virtual Platform: This event will be presented on Zoom.

Holiday stories from the international best-selling author of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” have been crafted into an engaging evening of storytelling and song. This charming show takes a funny, heartwarming and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that crashes down every December.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing

From the Director’s notes of our 2019 Production: “I wanted to present these stories about how folks view this holiday from many perspectives, from a 3-year-old at daycare to someone looking back at three generations of bell ringing. This play also hits Applause’s sweet spot, ensemble acting and telling a meaningful story. Because this play is first and foremost about storytelling. And isn’t that what we have after all these years of celebrating the holidays with friends and family, stories?” – Gary Davis

Talking Heads, or (One Acts in the Key of Zoom)

Dates: Fri-Sat, Oct 9 & 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm Central Time
Tickets: Pay What You Can (or a little bit more?). Proceeds to support Dreamland Arts and Applause Community Theatre
Age Recommendation: Ages 16+
Duration: 1 hr. 15 minutes, no intermission.
Virtual Platform: This event will be presented on Zoom.

Applause Community Theatre presents
Talking Heads, (or One Acts in the Key of Zoom)

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Please join us as we kick off the 2020-2021 Season with 4 short plays and 4 even shorter monologues.

Here’s the scoop:

  • In the Meantime by Sharon E. Cooper, directed by Gary Davis
  • Monologue #1: Wilding in Idaho by Diane Barbano, directed by Debbie Schneider
  • Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage) by Paul Dooley, directed by Chad Snyder
  • Monologue #2; Clarice, the Friendly Ghost by Jane Best, directed by Debbie Schneider
  • Monologue #3; The Magnificent Mysterio by Carrie McCrosser, directed by Debbie Schneider
  • The 7 Men of Hanukkah by Sharon E. Cooper, directed by Gary Davis
  • Monologue #4; Sock Talk by Sonya Sobieski, directed by Debbie Schneider
  • Occupied by Sharon E. Cooper, directed by Chad Snyder

Women Who Drink – 30th Anniversary, on Zoom

SOLD OUT: The 30th anniversary performance of Women Who Drink on Sat, June 20, 2020 at 7:30p is SOLD OUT. Thank you for the amazing support!

If you have questions, please email info@dreamlandarts.com.

Date: Sat, June 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. (Central Time).
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: 13+
Tickets: Free! Contributions to support Dreamland Arts are welcome.
Registration: SOLD OUT. Thank you for the support!

Stay on Zoom after the show for a 30th Anniversary toast!

Women Who Drink – 30th Anniversary, on Zoom
Written and performed by Leslye Orr

Women Who Drink is a happy hour of intoxicating comedy spiked with razor-sharp wit and sobering observations. Playing sixteen loopy ladies, each named after their drink of choice, outrageous Leslye Orr conjures up a great menu of barflies, each as distinct as their hair-dos and hats!

Featured as the “Best Solo Performance of 2000!” (Lavender magazine), and listed as a Star Tribune “Critic’s Choice” play, this delightful comedy with its uplifting message and memory lane music has been toasted by audiences at theaters in the Midwest for 30 years!

“So funny I darn near laughed out loud.” – Enthusiastic Audience Member.

Women Who Drink premiered at Illusion Theater’s Fresh Ink series in 1990.