“Kindly Relying on the Strangeness of Others”, Kevin Kling/Simone Perrin, Chanhassen Dinner Theater, November 13, 2016

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featuring Kevin Kling and Simone Perrin

Sunday, November 13
Dinner at 5pm, Show at 7pm

$40 Dinner & Show
$25 Show-Only
Kevin Kling’s sharp perspective on the world pairs beautifully with Simone Perrin’s music in this humorous and poignant show. You’ll meet some eccentric yet familiar characters – both adversaries and angels –who’ve crossed their paths and changed their lives. An unforgettable evening of stories and songs.

Best-known for his popular commentaries on NPR’s  All Things Considered  and his storytelling stage shows, Kling has traveled the world sharing his work. Perrin, who often performs with him, is a vocalist, accordionista, actress and composer who has been featured on “A Prairie Home Companion.”
Chanhassen Dinner Theater
501 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317

“Tales From the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log”, Guthrie Theater, December 12, 2016

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Monday, December 12, 2016
7:30 pm
Tickets on sale September 26, 2016
Guthrie Theater
818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415


“Holiday Pageant”, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Minneapolis, Dec. 11 – 21, 2015

The Holiday Pageant

Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre

December 11 – 21, 2015 Written and directed by Michael Sommers
Composed and arranged by Victor Zupanc

The Holiday Pageant

Lucifer is despondent — mankind has become so base and vile that he has nothing to do. Daring to visit the Godhead, he pleads for the ‘one on high’ to do something about the situation so he can do his best work. A delightful and original retelling of the Mystery Plays and the Second Shepherds’s Play, the stage fills with angels and devils, Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and Fluffsie the lamb.

Accompanied with a community chorus and Open Eye’s house band, this year’s version will feature the original cast that played together from 2001- 2007. Look for Kevin Kling as Joseph and the Shepherd Mak, Sarah Agnew doubling as the littlest angel and Lucifer’s minion. Luverne Seifert is the lovelorn shepherd, and Sommers himself is Lucifer. Add in the next generation of performers with Liz Schachterle as Mary and Noah Sommers Haas as the shepherd boy, and Maren Ward showing up as Father Winter, and you will delight in a fresh and authentic celebration for the season complete with Christmas cookies for the entire audience.

Performance Schedule

Friday December 11 7:30 pm (Opening)
Saturday December 12 7:30 pm
Sunday December 13 2 pm
Wednesday December 16 7:30 pm
Thursday December 17 7:30 pm
Friday December 18 7:30 pm
Saturday December 19 2 pm
Saturday December 19 7:30 pm
Sunday December 20 2 pm
Sunday December 20 7:30 pm
Monday December 21 7:30 pm


$25 — General Admission
$22 — Senior (65+)
$15 — Students
$12 — Children (12 and under)

Pay-as-able option always available.

Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets (coming soon).
Reservations or pre-purchase strongly recommended.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Run time: approx. 60 minutes.

Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 874-6338 information and reservations
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“Gales of November”, Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, November 28 & 29, 2015

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“The Thin Veil”, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Minneapolis, Oct. 22 – Nov. 1, 2015

The Thin Veil: Stories and Songs of Ghosts and Hauntings

Presented by Open Eye Figure Theatre

The Thin Veil

October 22 – November 1, 2015 

Written and performed by Kevin Kling
Music by Simone Perrin, Eric Jensen, and Jacqueline Ultan
Direction and design by Michael Sommers

Master storyteller Kevin Kling presents a spine-chilling ode to the unexplained. With stories set in Minnesota and based on true accounts, Kling will explore things that go bump in our hearts and minds, what is uniquely frightening and frightens, and find common solace in what scares the wool pants off of us. Plan on being shaken, challenged, validated, and illuminated by the missives of the mind of Kevin Kling. Dante saw hell as ice? What? No. Think corn on macabre — if it’s hell then you know there’s got to be a hot dish. This latest performance by Kling at Open Eye unveils the darker side of the humorist we know and love.

Performance Schedule

Thursday October 22 7:30 pm (Opening)
Friday October 23 7:30 pm
Saturday October 24 7:30 pm
Sunday October 25 4 pm
Monday October 26 7:30 pm
Thursday October 29 7:30 pm
Friday October 30 7:30 pm
Saturday October 31 4 pm
Sunday November 1 4 pm


$25 — General Admission
$22 — Senior (65+)
$15 — Students
$12 — Children

Pay-as-able option always available.

Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.
Reservations or pre-purchase strongly recommended.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Run time: approx. 60 minutes.

Open Eye Figure Theatre: 

506 E 24th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Free parking is available in the lot on the southeast corner of 24th Street and Portland Avenue, courtesy of Lutheran Social Services.

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