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03/10/2017 - 04/02/2017

A searing representation of the current American zeitgeist, CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC  is a boundary-bending work of poetry/prose/criticism, adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs. A 6-member “ensemble piece…floats between dream and reality, narration and performance, and challenges its audience’s perceptions,” as it examines the ways racism pervades daily life in America, from highly visible news […]

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN OCTOBER 27: Frank Theatre's A Good Person of Setzuan" dress rehearsal on October 27, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Tony Nelson


10/28/2016 - 11/20/2016

Frank is pleased to continue its relationship with a familiar collaborator, Bertolt Brecht, in its latest production, THE GOOD PERSON OF SETZUAN. Frank is even more pleased to revive an old habit of squatting in vacant building to create some art. This fall, we squirrel our way into the vacant Rainbow Foods site at 2919 26th Ave S, right near the intersection of Hiawatha and Lake, to unpack some Brecht!

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Frank’s SUMMER SPLASH is happening July 21!


It’s hot, it’s summer, it’s time for Frank’s annual SUMMER SPLASH! Hot grills, cold beverages, outdoor fun and a preview of Frank’s upcoming season…all happening on July 21 at SUMMER SPLASH! Mark your calendars, shoot us an RSVP and get ready for fun! Invitation below!

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That's Hot.

Frank ignites “THE ARSONISTS” at the Ritz!

02/12/2016 - 03/06/2016

Gottlieb Biedermann made his fortune by selling hair follicle replacer. He enjoys wine, his cigars and relishing his success, while scoffing at the gullibility of the citizens of his town who let strangers into their homes and, surprise, find their house burns down! And with the string of arson fires around town, WHO WOULD DO […]

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Annual Fun Fall Auction


Join us at the Northern Clay Center at 6:00pm for pre-show appetizers and beverages, peruse the fabulous offerings in the silent auction, break into a bidding fever, stroll down the block to the Playwrights’ Center, take in the amazing performances in THINGS OF DRY HOURS, then have a little post-show champagne and chocolate before heading […]

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN SEPTEMBER 9: Frank Theater's production of "Things Of Dry Hours" rehearsal at the Playwright's Center on September 9, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. © Tony Nelson


09/11/2015 - 10/04/2015

Alabama, 1932. Tice, a laid-off steelworker, swears by his bible as much as he does the words of Karl Marx. His widowed daughter who does the laundry of the rich white folk and collects the treasures that are left in their sheets—a ribbon here, a shoe there–lives with him in a cabin. In the middle […]

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Breakfast with Frank!


Sunday, August 9, from 8:30am-12:30pm, at the Eagles Club 34 in Seward (2507 East 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406), join us for Breakfast with Frank! Get your omelets ($8 for adults, $4 for 12 and under) and have them served to you by your Frank favorites! And know that you’re supporting […]

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Summer Splash

Summer Splash


Join us for our insider event, Summer Splash, where we announce Frank Theatre's 2015/2016 season.

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Love and Information

01/30/2015 - 02/22/2015

In the newest work by one of the most inventive playwrights of our time (author of earlier Frank productions such as TOP GIRLS, MAD FOREST and VINEGAR TOM), Caryl Churchill creates a theatrical kaleidoscope that explores the rapidly changing world we live in. In 57 ?micro-scenes,? some poignant, some hysterical, some mystifying?and some as short as 30 seconds, she explores the private and public consequences of our insatiable appetite for knowledge, urging that this appetite be informed by our capacity for love. This exciting new work is another example of Churchill?s brilliant ability to experiment with form, while keeping her finger on the pulse of contemporary life as she demonstrates her signature wit, candor, and brilliant use of language.

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Fed up with complacency.


10/31/2014 - 11/23/2014

In this compelling and searing look at moral responsibility, contradictory choices and modern warfare, a passionate fighter pilot sees her career in the sky interrupted by an unplanned pregnancy. Reassigned to a desk job, operating military drones, she grows numb as she tracks terrorists by day and, at night, returns home to play with her daughter and her pink ponies. As the pressure to find a high-profile target mounts, the lines begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she is patrolling on the other side of the world. Named as a Top Ten Play of 2013 by both the Guardian and the London Evening Standard.

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