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


Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore
Dates

March 2-11, 2016


Showtimes

Thursday – Saturday @ 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.

Directed by Jeffrey Madison


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SPECIAL EVENT: The 12th Annual Short Shorts Film Festival
Dates

March 18, 2017


Showtimes

7:00pm


Enjoy short films (all five minutes or less) submitted by local, national, and international filmmakers, and vote for your favorites.  Past genres have included Animation, Documentary, Comedy, Music Video, and so much more.

Audience members vote on their favorite films and determine who takes home cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. While the votes are tallied, enjoy a cash bar and complimentary spread, courtesy of Whole Foods Co-Op.

Get your tickets in advance for this special event as it is always a SELL OUT!

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Are you a filmmaker? We are accepting submissions via Film Freeway until March 6, 2017! Visit duluthplayhouse.org/tickets for full submission guidelines and application.

Presenting Sponsor: Ignite Studio 


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Clown Bar
Dates

March 30-April 8, 2017


Showtimes

Thursday – Saturday @ 7:30pm


A clown noir play about a former clown named Happy who has returned to the seedy underground crime world to find his brother’s killer. Happy’s junkie brother Timmy is found dead. Now Happy must return to his former life as a clown to ask a few questions. But will Happy be able to go home again without getting sucked into the seedy clown underbelly of vice and violence?

Tickets will go on sale  March 6, 2017 at 10:00am

Presenting Sponsor: The Red Herring


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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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