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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.

The Underground is general admission. There is no visual obstruction, this is a 150-seat theatre that can be reconfigured Want to produce a show? Click here!

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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 1-10, 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.




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: $5 at the door





Take It With You

Episode #15

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)







Ten November

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 
| Students - $15








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



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