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


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

Showtimes

All performances at 7:30pm


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Join us for the 3rd show of Season 4: Coming Of Age… It’s a tough time, growing up. So many decisions. So much pressure. And at least one life-changing high school football game. It’s gonna be “tubular,” as the kids used to say.

Tickets are $17 (includes $2 ticket processing fee)


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THE WILD CARD PARTY!
Dates

Thursday, June 29


Showtimes

7:00pm


TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

The Underground Theatre and Ignite Studio dare you to join us for The Wild Card Party. It’ll be a night of sneak peeks, exciting announcements (like the new and improved WILD CARD MEMBERSHIP!), unique performances, cool drink specials, and hot dancing! This is not a fundraiser, it’s a friendraiser and we want to get to know you.

Come discover all the awesome things we have planned for next season. Also catch performances from The Duluth Dolls, Take It With You, Zenith City Horror, and a few other surprises. It’s going to be a hot party so come have some cool drinks and sweat it out on the dance floor.

All tickets $10!


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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.

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)

Directed by Jonathan Manchester

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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.

Presenting Sponsor: Dave Croke, CPA, Ltd

Directed by Amber Burns

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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.

Directed by Jeffrey Madison

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PAST SHOWS: Clown Bar
Dates

March 30-April 8, 2017


Showtimes

All performances Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


A clown noir play, Clown Bar is a new kind of theatre experience.

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 Fatale, the lady clown he left behind?

Presenting Sponsor: The Red Herring

Directed by Robert Lee

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PAST SHOWS: The Importance of Being Earnest
Dates

May 18-27, 2017

 


Showtimes

All performances Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


Two bachelor friends, dandy Algernon Moncrieff and reliable John (Jack) Worthing, take on double lives to court the attentions of the desirable Gwendolyn and Cecily. But the gallants must then grapple with the uproarious consequences of their ruse… and with the formidable Lady Bracknell.

Oscar Wilde’s much loved and exhilarating masterpiece, with its high comedy and witty dialogue, make this Wilde’s most enduringly popular play.

Directed by Anika Thompson

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PAST SHOWS: What She Said Festival
Dates

June 22-24, 2017


Showtimes

6:00-7:30pm – Pre-Show Shopping at an exclusive pop-up Art in the Alley boutique and 2-for-1 wine specials

7:30pm – Performances begin


A celebration of new plays written by women playwrights from around the country and directed by women of Duluth, Minn.,  highlighting women voices.

  • Seven Minutes in Heaven  
    • Written by Eugenie Carabatsos (Hanover, NH)
    • Directed by KT Magnolia
  • Ein Kleiner Kosmik Joke    
    • Written by Rachel Schroeder (New York City, NY)
    • Directed by Christine Winkler Johnson
  • Forbidden Friend    
    • Written by Andrea Fleck Clardy  (Jamaica Plain, MA)
    • Directed by Kate Horvath
  • Her Big Day   
    • Written by Heather Myer (Minneapolis, MN)
    • Directed by Crystal Pelkey
  • Independence Day   
    • Written by Rhea MacCallum (Downey, CA)
    • Directed by Mary Fox
  • Caleb and Rita   
    • Written by Jessica Moss (New York City, NY)
    • Directed by Cheryl Skafte
  • Catch  
    • Written by Shawna Casey (Los Angeles, CA)
    • Directed by Jody Peck

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