The mission of The Underground is to serve the community as a meeting place for culture and conversation, for arts and education, offering diverse programming to foster the artistic and intellectual life of Northern Minnesota.
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Become a Wild Card member for the 2015 Underground season!
Why, you might ask? Because you'll receive awesome perks and savings at each Underground show, like 2-for-1 pre-show drink specials and priority seating (incredibly handy if there's a long, long line before the doors open!).
Currently? One Wild Card = $50. That's for the four remaining shows of the 2015 season. (Seriously, that's a pretty awesome deal !)
Gruesome Playground Injuries
by Rajiv Joseph
October 8-10, 2015
Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm
Not all relationships last, but some stick with you. Follow Kayleen and Doug --- non-chronologically --- through their various injuries, illnesses and disorders over their unique 30-year friendship.
Sponsored by Blacklist Artisan Ales.
Lunch with the History People
Thursday, October 15 | Noon-1pm
SPECIAL GUESTS: Anthony Bush
Anthony will discuss "Beriah Magoffin, J. Proctor Knott, and the Origin of Proctor, Minnesota." Discover how the railroad town of Proctor, Minnesota developed. Learn how Beriah Magoffin became involved with its cultivation and hear some of the lesser known stories of his family when they were in Duluth and other areas of Minnesota.
Kirov by Night:
The Final Episode
Friday, October 16 @ 8:00pm
SPECIAL GUESTS: Duluth mayor Don Ness, Jennifer Austin, and more TBA soon!
It's the final installment of Kirov by Night. Don't miss the last show of the area's only late night sketch comedy/talk show, hosted by Andrew Kirov. This show is a perfect blend of Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show. Featuring interviews with local celebrities, musical guests, and original sketch comedy, it'll be a night filled with laughs and enjoyment by all!
TICKETS: FREE! ($5 suggested donation at the door)
Saturday, October 17 @ 7:30pm | Doors open @ 6:30pm
SPECIAL GUESTS: Donny Frank Morris, Janessa Reynolds, Liam Vance, & Stephen Njoguinteractive; art demonstration by Robin “Opitchii Bellanger” and Haylee Goranson, and Charles Obije and Corey McCauley
Local musicians and artists perform in a night of entertainment, inspiration and connection.
TICKETS: Adults - $10, Students - $5
Take It With You
Tuesday, October 20 @ 7:30pm
SPECIAL GUEST: Operation Warm
Experience the next generation of live radio with this "charming and funny and silly and musically delicious" new podcast.
Take It With You follows Blake Thomas, the owner of a tavern & music venue, and a colorful group of his multi-talented friends, patrons, and employees. Each episode features a comedic one hour radio play punctuated by music, info & guest segments (including frequent appearances from our very own real-life mayor, Don Ness).
Tickets: $10 at the door (advanced tickets HIGHLY recommended)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
October 30 & 31, 2015
Two shows @ 9:00pm | On the Playhouse Main Stage
Live audience participation is back! Be prepared with props in hand as this cult classic is reenacted along with the movie. Dress your best: costume contest every show! (Event not included in Wild Card Package.)
TICKETS: $15 (includes prop bag)
November 5-14, 2015
All shows @ 7:30pm | Thursday - Saturday
Honoring the 40th Anniversary of the Edmund Fitzgerald tragedy
On November 10, 1975, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a Lake Superior storm. A mixture of drama and music, this docu-drama is a compelling inquiry into the unanswered questions about that tragic evening.
TICKETS: Adults - $18
THE 2016 UNDERGROUND SEASON
The Last Five Years January 28 - February 6
11th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival February 26
Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe March 3-6
For All Time: An Original Shakespeare Project April 7-9
Nine August 4-13
American Idiot September 8-24
Oleanna October 13-22
Art November 3-12
THE 2015 UNDERGROUND SEASON
The Turn of the Screw: January 29 - February 7
Love, Loss and What I Wore: March 26 - 28
Game Show: June 18 - 27
Avenue Q: July 30 - August 22
Gruesome Playground Injuries: October 1 - 10
Ten November: November 5-14