Make Believe Neighborhood

colorful neighborhood scene including buildings from Lake Street in South Minneapolis

Sun, February 25 2018 · 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
In the Heart of the Beast

Make Believe Neighborhood celebrates Mr. Rogers and the neighborhood helpers he told us to look for – the ordinary people who do extraordinary work to make our own South Minneapolis neighborhood a brighter, healthier, friendlier place. Join us as we explore Fred Rogers’ amazing life as an advocate for children, an artist, a friend, a peace activist, and everyday person. At the same time, we’ll shine a spotlight on some of the neighbors who have made our community what it is today.

Directed by Bart Buch
Musical Direction by Martin Dosh
Featuring Artistic Collaborators and performers Seth Eberle, Masanari Kawahara, Angela Olson, and Laurie Witzkowski

February 2 – 25, 2018
Tickets are now on sale!
$20 general admission
$10 children/students/seniors

Recommended for ages 4-104 (children will love the colorful puppets and projections; adults will appreciate the deeper implications of being a good neighbor and loving people just the way they are). Runtime 90 minutes plus intermission.

ASL interpretation will be available for the 2:30 pm matinee on Saturday, February 17.

Audio Description, for patrons who are blind or have low vision, will be available for the 2:30pm matinee on Saturday, February 10.


Post-show event: Telling Stories from the Hyper Local Perspective, co-presented with The Playwright’s Center (4:30-5pm)

Local playwrights Jessica Huang, Rachel Jendrzejewski, Kira Obolensky, and Stacey Rose join HOBT’s Bart Buch in discussing what it means to tell stories for and with our communities. Moderated by Jeremy Cohen of The Playwright’s Center.