Duluth Playhouse Underground

Duluth Playhouse proudly presents our 2022-2023 Underground Season, a collection of plays at the pulse of what’s happening in contemporary theater. Duluth Playhouse Underground is dedicated to high-quality productions of unique stories. This fresh series of remarkable productions has an independent spirit of its own. We are thrilled about our new collaboration with our friends across the street, as Duluth Playhouse Underground moves to the Zeitgeist Teatro Performing Arts Theater.

Underground Theatre is performing at Zeitgeist Teatro Performing Arts Theater Located at 222 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802 (across the street and over a little from the NorShor location) Seating capacity is 120 depending on the seating arrangement and is general admission.

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Current Season


A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
Dates

February 23 – March 5, 2023


Showtimes

Thur – Sat 7:30pm / Sunday @ 2:00pm


A hilarious uproar of arguments from Ibsen’s classic are brought to life in Lucas Hnath’s contemporary sequel to the revolutionary masterpiece. No fear to those who have never read Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”. This is not a requirement to appreciate the bitingly funny theatrical genius of A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2. As a door slams, a young wife leaves behind the shackles of traditional societal constraints. Now, 15 years later, that same door opens to reveal Nora, a changed woman with a favor to ask of the people she abandoned. Much like our own, in Nora’s world, behind every judgment there is a person, and a slammed door isn’t an ending so much as an opportunity for a fresh start.


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MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
Dates

April 13 – 23, 2023


Showtimes

Thur – Sat 7:30pm / Sunday @ 2:00pm


In a not-so-distant future, after the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors sit around a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of their favorite Simpsons episode entirely from memory. As they recreate their faded world through the act of storytelling, they discover how the pop culture of one generation can develop into the mythology of the next. In Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy, we follow this crew seven years into the future as they begin to create a new entertainment landscape made from pop culture they remember from the before times. MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY is a hilarious and poignant exploration of nostalgia, the magic of live theater, and the lasting power of The Simpsons.


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WHAT SHE SAID: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
Dates

May 11 – 13, 2023


Showtimes

7:30pm


Join us for Duluth Playhouse’s annual new play festival celebrating female-identifying playwrights and directors. Submissions of original, contemporary work are accepted from playwrights from all over the country. The selected plays are then brought to life by your favorite local actors and directors. This satisfying night of exploration and collaboration is a true theater lover’s dream. Don’t miss this celebration of new theatrical works from an exciting group of up and coming artists.


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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Dates

October 27 – 30, 2022


Showtimes

7:30pm


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 iconic night of upbeat music and pure camp is paired with a bold, unapologetic shadow cast to create something truly transcendent. Defying convention, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is here to assure that this will be a Halloween you’ll never forget.


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