Main Stage Productions

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

For questions regarding ticketing, or to purchase tickets to a show, contact the Box Office at 612-540-5365 or [email protected]

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The Way of the Monarch
The Way of the Monarch. Photo by Bruce Silcox

TaDa Saturday Puppet Shows for Kids!

Another colorful, affordable season of live SATURDAY PUPPET SHOWS FOR KIDS is coming! Every fall and winter, different artists perform engaging puppet shows at 10 a.m. and 12 noon.  A great alternative to screen time, these performances will delight kids of all ages! Additionally, Make ‘n’ Take workshops are offered at 11 a.m. each Saturday morning where participants create a puppet in the theme of the day’s show.

WHEN: Oct 6 - Dec 15, 2018!

WHERE: All shows in our cozy theatre lobby

*First show of the month is performed in Spanish. You’ll find children love puppets regardless of language!

Tickets are $7 suggested donation ($2 suggested donation for residents of Powderhorn and Phillips Neighborhoods). Click here for more information and our season lineup. 

Interested in hosting your child's birthday at HOBT? Learn more here

Puppet Lab 2019

Puppet Lab is our emerging artist incubator. Facilitated by Alison Heimstead, this program is entering its 8th year of radical, genre-expanding, boundary-pushing work.

Four emerging puppet artists have received the $2,500 Puppet Lab grant: AkikoTara Fahey, Kallie Melvin, and Andrew Young. Going into its eighth year, previous Puppet Lab recipients include Daniel Polnau, Eben Kowler, Chamindika Wanduragala, and Steve Ackerman.

Puppet Lab creates space for emerging puppet and mask theater artists to advance their artistic development – to test and create new works within a supportive and challenging workshop environment.

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Join us in March 15-17 and 22-24 for two weekends of experimental performance from four emerging puppeteers generously funded by the Jerome Foundation. 

Learn more about PuppetLab

Volunteer to be an usher for a Puppet Lab performance. 

GIFT CERTIFICATES to our productions can be purchased by emailing [email protected]