Main Stage Productions

Each year we produce original, company-generated plays for both families and adults. Using visual, musical and movement narratives, in addition to words, HOBT translates complex issues of mind and society into images that breathe with soul and spirit.

2014-2015 Performance Schedule

La Natividad: de Acuerdo a San Mateo y San Lucas
The Nativity: According to St. Matthew and St. Luke

La Natividad at HOBT

photo: Bruce Silcox

We’re taking the Nativity Story to the Streets!

Angels and shepherds. A suspicious king. A time of social distress. A pregnant woman knocks on the doors of the city, seeking shelter. Who is it that gathers to welcome the little one into this world? This is the Christmas Story, the story of the Holy Child born in our midst. This unique event honors the Mexican tradition of La Posada, leading everyone on a journey to four sites in our community. Enacted with beauty, humor, soulful live music, and an ending feast. (Performed in English and Spanish)

Ángeles y pastores. Un rey sospecho. Un momento de angustia social. Una mujer embarazada va de puerta en puerta por la ciudad, pidiendo posada. ¿Quiénes se reunirán para recibir al chiquito que llegará al mundo? Esta es la historia de la Natividad, la historia del niño santo nacido entre nosotros. Presentado en colaboración con la Iglesia Luterana de San Pablo, este evento único honra la tradición mexicana de las posadas. Caminaremos a la luz da las velas a varios lugares de nuestra comunidad. Imbuido de belleza y humor, con música en vivo y una fiesta con comida. (En inglés y español).

Presented in Partnership with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Directed by Sandy Spieler

Musical Direction by Laurie Witzkowski

Performances: 6:30pm (lasts 2 hrs including fiesta)
Dec. 11, 13-14 (Thurs., Sat.-Sun.)
Dec. 18-21 (Thurs.-Sat.)

Please note: Audiences must be mobile and dressed appropriately for the outdoors. The procession is 2 blocks long, beginning at In the Heart of the Beast’s Avalon Theatre (1500 E. Lake St., Mpls) and culminating at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with a fiesta (music and food). Space is limited; the show is often sold out, but tickets may still be available 10-15 minutes prior to shows.

Tickets: Adults – $22; Children and Groups of 10 or more – $16
Tickets may be purchased online at
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Support La Natividad by placing an ad in the program!  –  La Natividad Program Advertising Rate Sheet
Reserve space by November 14; submit your ad by November 19. Contact Susan Hagler at 612-825-7780 or

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2013-2014 Performance Schedule 

Tracing Fault Lines

Guest Artist! Mad Munchkin Productions

Conceived and Directed by Laura Wilhelm

Collaboratively Written and Designed by Laura Wilhelm, Alan Pagel, Jen Rand, Ted Hansen, Josh Vogen, Marc Berg, Chava Curland, and Abbee Warmboe

Music by Richard Sloss and Warren Park

Choreography by Allison Doughty

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Erupting volcanoes, agriculture gone rogue, and a river of humanity that winds around Neglect… all on stage? Mad Munchkin Productions’ exciting new work uses puppetry, mask, movement, and original music to explore natural disasters, man-made disasters, and interpersonal tragedies. (Family friendly but recommended for ages 8 and up).

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May 23, 8PM, May 24, 3PM and 8PM, May 29, 8PM, May 30 8PM*,  May 31, 3PM**  and 8PM

*Audio Described performance ** ASL interpreted performance

Tickets: $15
Sliding scale ticket pricing available on May 29

Tickets may be purchased online here:

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.







Past Performances

HOBT Mainstage Productions