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Pillsbury House Theatre

3501 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55404 | Uptown/ Eat Street | 612-825-0459

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In recent years, Pillsbury House Theatre’s most noticeable productions have been in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio. They have produced two of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Brother/Sister plays (with the Mount Curve Company), In the Red and Brown Water, and The Brothers Size, earning plenty best-of-year nods. Buzzer, a third piece that first appeared at Pillsbury House’s theater and then was remounted downtown, earned strong notices and accolades during both of its runs. Like much of Pillsbury House’s work, these plays dove headfirst into issues of race, class, and identity in modern America. That’s not surprising for a theater entrenched in such a diverse neighborhood: the Chicago Avenue location still plays host to much of Pillsbury House’s programming, which includes multiple main stage programs, special events, and community outreach. This includes Non-English Speaking Spoken Here: The Late Nite Series, which brings in innovative artists in different media to present work at the theater; and the new-works series Naked Stages. Community outreach comes in the form of the Chicago Avenue Project and Breaking Ice.


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