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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 in a thrustor in the round. 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 before the doors open!).

Even better? You'll save on individual show tickets with over 30% savings. One Wild Card = $70. That's a pretty awesome deal.



The Underground presents

The Turn of the Screw

January 29 - February 7, 2015

Thurs - Sat  |  All shows at 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults - $16, Students - $12

When a governess takes a job caring for two orphans at a lonely estate in the English countryside, things are not what they seem. While she’s trying to protect the children she’s caring for from the ghosts that haunt them she must figure out if they’re real or just a figment of her imagination.





DATE: Friday, February 13

TIME: 8:00pm

TICKET PRICE: $5 at the Door

SPECIAL GUESTS: TBD / Coming soon!

Kirov By Night is Duluth's only late night talk show that features local celebrities and musical groups. Think Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Hosted by UWS graduate Andrew Kirov, you're sure to enjoy the show's original skits and sketch comedy.

Special thanks to show sponsor



10th Annual Short Shorts

Film Festival

WHEN: Saturday February 21

TIME: 7:00pm

PRICE: $10 per ticket


Complimentary Reception to follow, courtesy of Festival sponsor Whole Foods Co-Op.





DEADLINE TO ENTER: Friday, February 13, 2015 at 4:30pm!

Cash prizes awarded to the top three films.

Contest rules and information found on application.



Trial By Jury

Directed by Jeffrey Madison

A quickie romp that skewers the legal system where the jury and judge are objects of a lighthearted satire. This opera in one act is a little gem of wit, sentiment and charm.

DATES: February 26 - 28

TIME: 7:30 pm

TICKETS: Adults - $16 | Students - $12



Love, Loss and What I Wore

Written by Delia & Nore Ephron

Every woman knows exactly what she was wearing at every pivotal moment in her life. This is a series of sad, embarrassing, touching, and funny monologues from women concerning all matters of their hearts and all matters of their closets.

DATES: March 26 - 28

TIME: 7:30 pm

TICKETS: Adults - $16 | Students - $12

Directed by Michelle Juntunen

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