Duluth Playhouse proudly presents their 2021-2022 Underground Theatre Season, a collection of plays at the pulse of what’s happening in contemporary theatre. The Underground is a one-of-a-kind performance space with an independent spirit of its own, dedicated to bringing high-quality productions of unique stories. This flexible venue, located in the lower level of the historic Duluth Depot, presents productions that blur the typical relationship between the audience and performer, creating a more immersive and viscerally engaging experience.
October 29 – 31, 2021
Duluth’s favorite Halloween event is back at The Underground! Zenith City Horror returns to work their magic once more as they bring this classic cult film to life. Come dressed as your favorite Rocky character and enjoy the hysterical live performers and audience participation! This promises to be a Halloween you’ll never forget.
November 11 – 20, 2021
Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scramble to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.
January 13 – 22, 2022
Four beautiful, strong women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy explores art and activism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.
March 24 – 26, 2022
Join us for our annual new play festival celebrating female-identifying playwrights and directors. Submissions are accepted from playwrights from all over the country. The selected plays are then brought to life by local actors and directors. Don’t miss this celebration of new theatrical works from an exciting group of up and coming artist.
May 19- 28, 2022
For the Conlee kids, playing house is no longer a game when their parents inexplicably disappear. Thirty-two years later, their search for answers continues. Tony-nominated playwright Bess Wohl’s rich and moving contemporary drama invites the audience to rethink their own childhood experiences and explore the questions we carry with us. Defying all narrative expectations, MAKE BELIEVE is a glimpse inside the minds of children, their parents and the mysteries of childhood.
AUGUST 11 – 27, 2022
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone, detests being touched, and distrusts strangers. Now, Christopher finds himself under suspicion for the death of his neighbor’s dog. Determined to solve the mystery of who really did kill their dog, Christopher’s detective work takes him on a thrilling journey that turns his world upside down. Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is a thrilling, heartwarming, and uplifting story of adventure and personal growth.