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Hot Corn! A Puppet Cabaret!

A special evening hosted by characters from Bedlam Theatre’s beloved 2008 holiday musical, “The Turducken.” Experience a “caustic and brutally funny” (City Pages) romp through the dregs of the holiday season, and an array of new work from a variety of the Twin Cities’ most exciting puppet performers.

With scenes and music by Josef Evans (author of the Open Eye Figure Theater hits Constance in the Darkness, To the Moon and Strumply Peter), and the debut of The Hundred Puddings of Ganche," a momentous new puppet epic by Steve Ackerman. Plus special guests Julian McFaul!

December 13th & 14th 7:30pm. Recommended for ages 14+.

Gratitude Open House

At this time of transition and change, In the Heart of the Beast Theater invites you to share food and enjoy each other’s company. We invite all current and former staff, board, volunteers, collaborators, supporters, and neighborhood participants from the many years of the theatre’s life. This gathering is sponsored by the HOBT Board as an event to honor Sandy Spieler and her four decades of artistry and leadership.

Sunday, December 8th, 2-5pm at the Avalon Theater.

Neighborhood Night at Midtown Global Market: Free Puppet Shows for Kids & Families

Midtown Global Market is hosting six, FREE Heart of the Beast performances in the Midtown Central Court on Thursday nights during the weekly Neighborhood Night celebrations this winter.

Come for the show at 5:30pm and stay for the “Make-n-Take” workshop based on that day’s puppet show theme. You’ll leave with your own puppet creation to take home.

Coming Home to Wild: New Works on Extinction and Resilience

HOBT is thrilled to announce Coming Home to Wild: New Works on Extinction and Resilience, an evening of new works by Julie Boada, Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra, and Wild Conspiracy (Elle Thoni and company).

Funded in part by NEA, the artists ask: in the face of extinction and climate catastrophe, what do our ancestors have to teach us about resilience? Join the artists and community partners for two immersive performances in March to trace a path from who we are, to who we can become when we come home to wild.

More Info Here

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MayDay in Metamorphosis

We are working to recreate a more deeply sustainable, equitable, and accessible MayDay in 2021!

In the interest of the long-term value of this MayDay celebration, we are choosing to rebuild. We choose to live into a new kind of working and creating art together: one that is truly collaborative and opens up new opportunities for transformation by placing our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the center and giving power to artists and leaders of color.

The first MayDay Council made up of artists and community leaders who will lead this work is currently being selected and will be announced in mid-December!

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