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, In the Heart of the Beast translates complex issues of mind and society into images that breathe with soul and spirit.
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 at 7:30pm
December 14th at 7:30pm with ASL Interpretation
Recommended for ages 14+.
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
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.
Previous Mainstage Performances
2015, 2013, 2002
2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, 2007, 2006
December 2010 & 2001
2006, 2005, 2004