The Underground

A satellite theatre of the Duluth Playhouse, the Underground Theatre is located in the lower level of the Depot across from the train museum. This is a general admission 120-seat theatre with no visual obstructions any time you see a performance.


Current Season


Clown Bar
Dates

March 30-April 8, 2017


Showtimes

Thursday – Saturday @ 7:30pm


Long ago Happy left the Clown Bar and the organized clown crime world to work for the good guys. Now his junkie brother Timmy has been murdered and Happy returns to his old life to ask a few questions. But can he go home again without getting sucked into the seedy clown underbelly of vice and violence? Can he survive the gun toting clowns who used to be his friends or Blinky, the lady clown he left behind? A clown noir play, Clown Bar is a new kind of theatre experience.

Presenting Sponsor: The Red Herring


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Take It With You - Season 4
Dates
 April 18  |  May 30  |  June 27  |  July 18  |  Aug 22  |  Sept 19  |  Oct  17  |  Nov 21

Showtimes

All performances at 7:30pm


The live radio theatre podcast from Duluth, Minn.!

Blake and the gang are back for Season 4, featuring eight brand new episodes filled with original music, laughs, sound effects, conversation & beer swilling! All captured in front of a live audience at The Underground.

Support TIWY by becoming a 2017 season ticket member! For a few extra dollars per show, you’ll receive VIP reserved seating, special offers, and the wonderful feeling of knowing that you’re directly supporting your favorite local radio show.

Cheers!


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The Importance of Being Earnest
Dates

May 18-27, 2017  


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


Two young gents have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Worthing has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolyn. Montcrieff decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Worthing’s young and beautiful ward, Cecily. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered.

Tickets will go on sale  April 10, 2017.


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SPECIAL EVENT: What She Said Festival
Dates

June 22-24, 2017


Showtimes

TBA!


An evening of 5-8 plays and monologues written by women and what they have to say.

Do you have an original piece to submit! Download the submission guidelines.


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Cabaret
Dates

August 3-19, 2017  


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in Berlin, encounters Sally Bowles at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by the club’s owner, also her jealous boyfriend, she moves in with Cliff and the two fall in love. As the Nazis begin taking control of the German government, the atmosphere of the Kit Kat Klub and the lives of Cliff and Sally begin to change dramatically.

Tickets will go on sale  May 29, 2017.

Presenting Sponsors:  Duluth Barrel Works and Vikre Distillery


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PAST SHOWS: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dates

November 10-19, 2016


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


A new play adapted for the stage by Jeffrey Hatcher | From the novella “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Dr. Henry Jekyll is a brilliant scientist frustrated by dull “respectable” life in 1888 Victorian London. He creates a potion to unleash his inner bestial nature, transforming him into the brutish but eerily endearing Edward Hyde. Hyde lives the high life while Jekyll’s mundane doctoral career continues — until Hyde’s passions begin to turn up a body count. Equal parts thrilling and deviant, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde will captivate those brave enough to step into Dr. Jekyll’s laboratory.

Presenting Sponsor: Members Cooperative Credit Union (MCCU)

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PAST SHOWS: Green Day's American Idiot
Dates

February 2-18, 2017


Showtimes

All performances Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


Johnny, Tunny, and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, so the three men decide to flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city living. This energy-fueled two-time Tony Award-winning rock musical relies on the lyrics of Green Day’s groundbreaking album and boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before.

Show contains adult language and mature content.

Presenting Sponsor: Dave Croke, CPA, Ltd

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PAST SHOWS: Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore, or The Witch's Curse
Dates

March 2-11, 2017


Showtimes

All performances at 7:30pm


The Baronets of Ruddigore have been cursed by a witch. Each Baronet, in his turn, must commit a crime a day – or meet an unfortunate end. To escape his dreadful fate, Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd, disguises himself as Robin Oakapple, a farmer. Only two people know his true identity – his faithful servant and his adopted brother. Robin Oakapple is in love with the beautiful Rose Maybud and wants to marry her – but his future plans appear doomed when his true identity is revealed.

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Directed by Jeffrey Madison


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