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Weekly performance art openings (11/20/11 - 11/26/11)

The Harty Boys Save Christmas runs at Bryant Lake Bowl through 12/11.
The Harty Boys Save Christmas runs at Bryant Lake Bowl through 12/11.
Comedy Suitcase

Each week I endeavor to list new performance art productions opening around the Twin Cities. With such an abundance of companies and venues in the area, keeping track of openings can be a challenge, but I'll link whatever I can find. Provided descriptions are reprinted from production websites.

November 25th

Comedy Suitcase: The Harty Boys Save Christmas

The sell out holiday hit returns for an encore run! Join sibling detectives Fred and Jack Harty as they battle a Christmas hating criminal bent on destroying the Twin Cities' most precious holiday traditions! The Harty Boys Save Christmas blends local humor, social satire and sharp physical comedy to create a holiday show for kids and adults alike! Runs at Bryant Lake Bowl through 12/11.

- from Comedy Suitcase

Don’t Hug Me Musicals: A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol

It's Christmas Eve in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota and cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson gets in an argument with his wife, Clara, tells her he's skipping Christmas, he storms out of the bar, goes snowmobiling across the lake, falls through the ice, and goes into a coma. He comes back in his dream where he's visited by folk legend, Sven Yorgensen, who plays the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future. Sven takes Gunner (Scrooge) on a journey similar to that in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol only very different. Will Gunner come out of his coma and find redemption with Clara at The Bunyan? Find out at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s New Century Theatre through 01/01.

- from Don’t Hug Me Musicals

November 26th

Guthrie Theater: Charley’s Aunt (Previews 11.26 – 12.1)

Widely regarded as one of the most sensational and entertaining farces of all time, Charley's Aunt centers on two Oxford undergraduates in search of a chaperone for a proper visit from their girlfriends. Jack and Charley manage to persuade fellow undergraduate Fancourt "Babbs" Babberley (played by John Skelley, The Importance of Being Earnest) to impersonate a millionaire aunt in this hilarious tale of young love and preposterous deception. Guthrie Associate Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1776, The Constant Wife) helms the Guthrie's first-ever production of the charming comedy. Don't miss this laugh-out-loud comedy this holiday season, a wildly entertaining escape to enjoy with friends or the whole family! Runs through 01.15.

- from the Guthrie Theater

For previous performance arts openings-

Nov. 13th – Nov. 19th: http://www.examiner.com/performance-art-in-minneapolis/weekly-performance-art-openings-11-13-11-11-19-11

Nov. 6th – Nov. 12th:http://www.examiner.com/performance-art-in-minneapolis/weekly-performance-art-openings-11-06-11-11-12-11

Oct. 30th – Nov. 5th: http://www.examiner.com/performance-art-in-minneapolis/weekly-performance-art-openings-10-30-11-11-05-11

Bryant Lake Bowl

Comedy Suitcase

Don’t Hug Me Musicals

Guthrie Theater

Hennepin Theatre Trust

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