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See the full calendar of upcoming performances at the bottom of the page.

 


SUMMER 2014 - SHAKESPEARE ON TOUR

The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company will be taking the Shakespeare in the Park performances to 10 other communities this summer. We have been enthusiastically welcomed by arts and community organizations in places like Red Wing, Stewartville, Mankato, Northfield, and St. Peter. We're in the midst of our first tour, with plans to expand throughout the state next summer.

Traveling Performance Schedule
DATE CITY LOCATION PERFORMANCE PARTNER
June 14 LaCrosse Cameron Park 2pm Midsummer ARTSPIRE
June 18 Northfield Way Park 7pm Midsummer Northfield Public Library
June 28 Lake City Franklin/W. Center St. 1pm Twelfth Night
7pm Midsummer
Waterski Days Festival
July 4 Stewartville Florence Park 2pm Twelfth Night
6pm Parade
8pm Midsummer
Stewartville Chamber of Commerce
July 12 Northfield Bridge Square 9:30 – noon:
music and scenes at Sat. market
Riverwalk Market Fair
July 23 Red Wing Central Park 7pm Midsummer Red Wing Arts Assoc.
July 26 St. Peter Minn. Square Park 7pm Midsummer
(3pm preview @ Arts Center)
Arts Center of St. Peter
July 29 Mankato Sibley Park 7pm Midsummer
(3pm preview @ Sr. center)
Mankato Community Band
Aug. 2 Minneapolis Loring Park 11am & 2pm Midsummer Loring Park Art Festival
Aug. 3 Minneapolis Loring Park 2pm Twelfth Night Loring Park Art Festival

Each venue will have its own ticket policy - or purchase a Shakespeare Season Pass

 


FALL 2014 PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

 

KaleidEscape

A community arts revue -- singing, playing, performing, reading -- by and for all ages.

Sept. 5, Oct. 10

7-9pm

All ages

Performers please sign up ahead of time at kaleidescape@wordsplayers.org

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DUCK! A Children’s Troupe Production

Scenes and songs from the life of an ugly duckling. An acting class for young performers, culminating in an informal performance.

Ages 6 - 10

Mondays and Thursdays , 4-5:30pm

Sept. 8 - Oct. 23

Performances Oct. 24 & 25 6:30pm

Sign up: sal@wordsplayers.org

$126 / $100 on-going donors

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The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Christmas Carol

Auditions October 6&7 6-9pm

Most roles for ages 16 & up.

Eleven performances in December.

 


FALL 2014 SHOWS

 

Improv Evenings

Theatre created on the spot and inspired by audience suggestions. Performed by members of The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company. Comedy that is creative and clean.

Sept. 16, Oct. 11, Nov. 4 & 22      7pm

Tickets $5 at the door

improv@wordsplayers.org

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A Story Once Told

A set of 13 original short plays retelling pieces of an old, old Briar Rose story. Set in a proverbial far-off kingdom, at some point between the eleventh and eighteenth centuries (an Italy or Germany of the Renaissance perhaps?), the comical overarching story is the betrothal, marriage and escape of a beautiful princess. Teeming with floating fish, foolish owls, advice-giving rabbits and unicorns backwards speaking, the plays are part of a larger series of plays inspired by the paintings of James C. Christensen. Presented by The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company.

October 3 & 4      7pm

Tickets $10 adults/$5 students and seniors at the door.

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The 7th Annual Original Short Play Festival

Short plays from playwrights around the world, performed and directed by local actors. Two performance evenings will feature light comedies and serious pieces and the simplest of set and stage.

There will be a talk back with the cast, directors and several playwrights after each show.

October 17 & 18      7pm

Tickets $7 adults/$5 students and seniors at the door

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Karol Wojtyla Theatre

Oct. 22      7pm St. James Coffee House

Prior to becoming Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla was an esteemed actor, poet and playwright. We’ll present a staged readying of plays written by Karol Wojtyla. Come early for coffee and to hang out. Stay for a discussion afterwards.

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War of the Worlds Radio Show

A radio play about an alien invasion of Earth. Originally performed on Halloween 1938, its news bulletin broadcast style and dramatic delivery by Orson Welles created a show that some interpreted as a factual broadcast of breaking news. Members of The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company will recreate Welle’s famous broadcast in a dramatized radio show, including a performance on Halloween.

Oct. 28 and Nov. 1     7pm

Oct. 31     9pm

Tickets $5 at the door

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Godspell

The Stephen Schwartz musical based on a series of parables from the Gospel of Matthew. Presented by The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company.

Nov, 7, 8, 14, 15      7pm

Tickets $20 adults/$10 students and seniors.

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The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Christmas Carol

The fourth production of this timeless classic story. A celebrated community Christmas event.

December

5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20      7pm

6, 13, 20      2pm

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LOCAL ACTORS AT RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL THIS YEAR

Look for members of The Minnesota SkyVault Theatre Company (the new performance branch of Words Players Theatre) at The Minnesota Renaissance Festival this year! August 16 - September 28 in Shakopee, MN.

www.renaissancefest.com

 



 

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