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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 […]

THINGS OF DRY HOURS

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Splash

Summer Splash, a casual and delightful picnic event, is a summer highlight for the Twin Cities theatre community. Come enjoy grilled treats, cold beverages, and a wide spread of sides and delicious desserts. Catch up with the Frank board and meet other fabulous Frank supporters and artists. Summer Splash starts at 5:30pm.
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Eclipsed

ECLIPSED centers on the lives of five women who are thrown together by the recent civil war in Liberia. Salvaged as chattel from wartime looting, these “wives” of the commanding officer form a hardscrabble alliance and develop their own a hierarchy as they confront questions of survival within their compound. Surprisingly vivacious and often funnier […]

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

Centered on the relationship between two teenagers in 1936, who are looking for a life better than that of their parents, the play focuses on the need for human connection.

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis takes a new look at the life of Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, who wakes one morning to find that he has been transformed into a ?monstrous vermin.? Life just isn’t the same after that.

Palace of the End

Composed of three monologues, based on factual people and events, whose characters and words are imagined by the playwright. The first was inspired by the media circus around Lynndie England, the Army private who was convicted of torturing Iraqi prisoners; the second was inspired by the well-publicized events surrounding the death of the British weapons […]

Machinal

A classic example of early American experimentation in the theatre, Treadwell’s 1928 Expressionist work was loosely based on a New York tabloid murder case which sent one of the first women in the U.S. to the electric chair.

By the Bog of Cats

Set in rural Ireland, By The Bog of Cats mixes the trademark dark humor of the Irish with an uncompromising tale of abandonment and shocking self-sacrifice. Hester Swane (Virginia Burke) is an Irish “tinker,” a woman born of gypsies, and tied to the bleak landscape of the bog where she has lived her whole life. […]