2017 - 2018 Season
- ACTION SEQUENCE
- THE STORY OF CROW BOY
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF MAKE-BELIEVE
- PUPPET LAB
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@example.com.
Each quarter we host a puppet variety show with experimental performances by members of the local puppet theatre community and live music. Anything could happen in these late-night, low brow evenings MC’d by Dhann Polnau and coordinated by Steve Ackerman. Stay tuned to our e-mail newsletter and social media to find out when they are and who's performing! As always, when experimental puppet theatre is involved, adult content may arise.
Want to perform in a future cabaret?!? E-mail Steve: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
“I’ve always wanted to have a neighbor just like you. I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.”
The Neighborhood of Make-Believe honors the legacy of Fred Rogers (creator of the children’s television show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood) and celebrates the ordinary people who do extraordinary work to make our own neighborhood a brighter, healthier, friendlier place. Director Bart Buch combines puppets, music, and visual imagery to tell the story of Neighborhood Helpers in our own South Minneapolis communities – people who hold up the light through common-sense work every day. Join us as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and shine a light on some of the wonderful people we have called neighbors.
February 1 - 25, 2018
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Puppet Lab 2018
In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s new artist incubator facilitated by Alison Heimstead is celebrating 7 years of radical, genre-expanding, boundary–pushing work. Join us in March for two weekends of experimental performance from four emerging puppeteers generously funded by the Jerome Foundation.
The 2018-19 cohort will be announced in August!
Previous Mainstage Performances
2015, 2013, 2002
2014, 2012, 2008, 2007, 2006
December 2010 & 2001
2006, 2005, 2004