“If WW1 Was a Bar Fight”, MN History Center, April 8 & 22

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Storyteller Kevin Kling narrates a theatrical version of the popular Internet meme “If World War One was a Bar Fight” in which the complicated story of the outbreak of hostilities is reimagined as a fight among belligerent bar patrons. The production is funny, edgy, thought-provoking and more than a little tragic, with wild emotional swings from the poignant to the improbable

April 8 & 22, 2017, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102


$16/$12 MNHS members


“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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