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The Underground

 

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 !)

 


 

Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)

presents

The Cat in the Hat!

The classic Dr. Seuss take is coming to life with the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). It's a rainy day, and Sally and her fish can't find anything to do...unless the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza!

DATES: May 22-31

Thurs-Fri @ 7:00pm  |  Sat. @ 1pm & 4pm  |  Sundays @ 2pm

TICKETS: Adults - $12 | Students - $10

 

 

Sponsored by

DTCU and the Depot Foundation

 

 


 

 

Lunch with the

History People

DATE: May 21

TIME: Noon - 1pm

TICKETS: Absolutely free event!

 

Author and former teacher Ann Lewis shares her perspective of Duluth history in "We are the Children of Our Landscape - My Duluth." Her lecture incorporates the settling and development of the area with specific landmarks surrounding the region, including the canal, Enger Tower, and Chester Bowl. It also integrates the influence of Lake Superior and her related poems.

Copes of the book of poems, My Duluth, will be available to purchase for $5.


 

 


 

TYA is proud to present the World Premiere o

f this Trampled by Turtles original fairytale!

Behind the

Shining Star!

Experience the music of Duluth’s own Trampled by Turtles like never before.

Join Silver and Gold as they set off for adventure in the Outskirts and discover that there is no greater treasure than true friendship. This family-friendly production will be a celebration of fun, childhood, lasting friendship and the music of Trampled by Turtles.

DATES: June 6 - 28, 2015

Sat. @ 11am & 1:30pm  |  Sundays @ 1:30pm

TICKETS: Adults - $12 | Students - $10


 


 

Next in the 2015 Underground Season

GAME SHOW

Written by Jeffrey Finn and Bob Walton


Enter the world of live television! Anything can happen...literally. The audience members of this zany play have a chance to be a contestant of the fame show and win actual prizes!


DATES: June 18-20 & 25-27

All shows @ 7:30 pm  |  Thurs - Sat.

TICKETS: Adults - $16 | Students - $12


 

Sponsored by

Members Cooperative Credit Union and Dave Croke CPA, LTD.

 

 


 

 

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

 

 


 

The Underground

 

For more photos of the new venue, please find The Underground on Facebook.

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What is it?

The Underground is the Duluth Playhouse's newest event space. The Underground replaces the Play Ground—which until April 1, 2013 was located in the Technology Village in downtown Duluth. The Underground space/event center is located one level below the Great Hall at the Depot/Michigan Street so the name change to The Underground (from  the Play Ground) felt appropriate to the Staff and Board Members who helped make this decision.

“We felt it was important to change the name because of the new location and new mission and new direction for the space,” says Producing Director, Crystal Pelkey.

The mission of The Underground is to serve as a community meeting place for culture and conversation, for arts and education, offering diverse programming to foster the artistic and intellectual life of Northern Minnesota/Wisconsin.


in fulfilling its mission, The Underground will:

  • Promote the growth and development of public pride for all cultures in our region.

  • Commitment to social justice and respect for humanity by fostering cultural and intellectual expression in our region

  • Foster constructive and mutually respectful conversations among community members via salons and lectures that currently don’t exist in our area

  • Be a community partner by offering a platform for conversations around important civic engagement, social justice, and community issues

  • Support and encourage artists who work at The Underground to develop skills and talents and to negotiate all the stages of their art lives

 

  • Provide high quality art in theater, music, and dance, and the spoken word.

 

  • Provide a venue for regional/Twin Cities professional to bring their work Northern Minnesota

 

  • Be a venue for the Playhouse multi-faceted education program showcases/classes/presentations

  • To care for, cherish and celebrate youth accomplishments/education in the arts via music showcases, art and writing events for ages K-12

  • Use our creative platform for unique education opportunities for youth and families that may not have access to art opportunities


  • Be an intergenerational resource for activities for all ages—youth to senior citizens

All questions and inquiries should be directed to Crystal Pelkey, the Underground Producing Director, at 218-733-7526 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


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Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
In the Underground
May 9 - 31, 2015

 

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