Wonder Woman Approved

We are excited to bring a new event to The Underground from June 22-24 celebrating women, womenkind, and everything women have to say. Our What She Said Festival features the new works of seven playwrights from around the country and shaped into a stage creation by seven local directors. These playwrights and directors? All women. […]

Love, Loss, and the Irreversible Impacts of War

Those who have not experienced the horrors of war firsthand can never really understand the devastating, lifelong effects it has on those who survive to come home to pick up the pieces. While we may be at least a bit more aware of the emotional and physical scars soldiers have, we may forget that those […]

REVIEW: ‘Time Stands Still’ tackles the limitations of time to heal wounds

In Time Stands Still, the timely drama that opened Thursday (June 1) at the Playhouse, photojournalist Sarah Goodwin (Cheryl Skafte) and writer James Dodd (John Pokrzywinski) have come home after Sarah is severely injured by a car bomb in Iraq. Dealing with a near-death experience requires physical and psychological rehabilitation, but Sarah bears the burden […]

Announcing the Selected Plays & Directors of ‘What She Said’

The What She Said One Act Festival is a celebration of new plays by women playwrights from around thy country directed by women of Duluth. As we look to the future The Underground is eager to develop and produce new work and this festival is “As we look to the future, The Underground is eager […]

A Note from the Director of ‘1984’

“George Orwell’s novel 1984 is a quintessential dystopian novel. Since being published in 1949 it has continuously been relevant as a warning of authoritarianism. Government surveillance, perpetual war, English Socialism or Newspeak, Thoughtcrime, Historical Revisionism and Big Brother are themes that are ringing truer with people today in more significant ways than ever before and […]

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