The Underground

A UNIQUE THEATRE WITH A LOT OF CHARACTER

 

  • Located in the lower level of the historic Duluth Depot (506 W. Michigan St., Duluth MN 55802)
  • A one-of-a-kind performance space, with 150-seats, is dedicated to bringing high-quality productions of new scripts, classic plays and intimate musicals to the stage.
  • Make a gift to the Underground here.

 


 


Current Season


He can smell your fear...
Dates

October 3-19


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


This adaptation by Steven Dietz restores the suspense, seduction and gothic horror of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage.

As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate.

This heart-pounding thriller paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire.

 


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Don't dream it; be it!
Dates

October 30-November 2


Showtimes

All performances @ 7:30pm


The cult-classic returns with actors bringing the characters off the screen and into the theatre with live, lip-synching performances, prop bags, and audience interaction.

This Halloween event is presented by Zenith City Horror.


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For mature elves only!
Dates

December 12-14


Showtimes

All performances at 7:30pm


The outrageous holiday comedy starring Crumpet is back again this ho-ho-holly joyous season!

Based on the essays of David Sedaris, this recounts the true-life tale of an out-of-work writer’s stint as a Macy’s department store elf.


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Fifteen years of short shorts
Dates

January 18


Showtimes

Film viewings begin at 7:00pm


This annual celebration welcomes local, national, and international filmmakers. The viewing audiences votes for which short film walks away as the evening’s big winner.

*This event is not included in Underground season memberships.


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A morality play without morals
Dates

February 20-29


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


This dark comedy is a scathing social commentary taking aim at the roots and manifestation of fascism, written in a politically tense setting of 1950s Germany.

A respected member of his community, George Biederman has made his fortune by selling hair follicle replacer. He enjoys wine, his cigars and relishing his success while scoffing at the gullibility of the citizens of his town who let strangers into their homes. And with a string of arson fires around town, he doesn’t understand why anyone would do that?!

But after a knock on his door, he finds with a growing number of guests, oil drums and suspicious activities filling his home. Will Biederman become the very thing he’s been mocking? Will he realize in time?

 

 


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Showcasing the work of women playwrights
Dates

March 26-28


Showtimes

All performances at 7:30pm


This festival features a collection of original one-acts, showcasing the work of women playwrights from around the world and directed by women from across the Twin Ports.


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"The sauce to meat is ceremony..."
Dates

April 16-25


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


In this exciting new immersive concept, audiences will sit face-to-face with the cast of Shakespeare’s most mysterious drama.

A fully delightful onslaught of the senses as the characters eat and drink with patrons all while they battle for the crown, consult with evil spirits, devise and execute murderous plots, dance and sing enchantments, and struggle for the fate of Scotland.

Come and take a seat at the table, if you dare, and dine with us.

 


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A wildly wacky globe-trotting journey
Dates

May 28-June 6


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


The time: 1872. The claim: The world can be traveled in 80 days. The wager: 20,000 pounds.

Phileas Fogg sets off with a rigid itinerary and bewildered new valet in tow, but with bandits, a damsel in distress, and transportation problems, the traveling pair may discover the unpredictable just might be the most rewarding of all! But, will they make the deadline?

This epic adventure is filled with daring rescues, brash duels, and unexpected romance all while traveling by boat, train, and elephant!

 

 


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No party lasts forever...
Dates

August 6-22


Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30pm


Booze and flirtations flow freely in this gritty and
sexy musical centered in Manhattan in the roaring twenties.

Spend an evening with Queenie and Burrs, lovers and fellow vaudeville performers. To test the limits of their fierce and hot-blooded relationship, Queenie throws the wildest party New York has ever seen.

What begins as an evening of games and teasing filled with reckless and alluring guests ends in unbridled passion.

  • Directed by Jody Kujawa
  • Presenting Sponsor: Dan & Christine Stocke

 


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Continuing the tradition
Dates

August 27-29


Showtimes

Continuing the tradition of bringing a special story to our stage during the Duluth Superior Pride Festival weekend. Check back for updates!


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