Theater covers the breadth of human experience, from lighthearted comedies about bakers to tragedies about the rise and fall of yeast tyrants. Eat a slice of life with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get one general-admission ticket to the Actors Theater of Minnesota’s production of Flanagan’s Wake at the Cabaret Theater at Camp Bar in downtown St. Paul (a $24 value). Seating is based on general admission. Choose from 15 performances:
- Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
- Friday, March 18 at 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, March 20 at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 25, 7 p.m.
- Friday, March 25 at 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
A collaboration between the Actors Theater of Minnesota and the Cabaret Theater at Camp Bar, the acclaimed 1994 comedy Flanagan’s Wake lets viewers experience an Irish wake free of mutinous leprechauns and dust storms. Set in the fictional village of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, the story follows best friend Brian Ballybunion, fiancée Fiona Finn, and Mother Flanagan as they mourn the death of Flanagan, singing hilarious songs with the local villagers and telling adventurous stories of their experiences with “himself.” With drinks for purchase and rousing interactive elements including Mickey Finn’s eulogy, blessings from the parish priest, and proceedings led by Mayor Martin O’Doul, audiences are swept up in the action enough to toss dirt onto the theater floor and then start sweeping it up. Pre-show dining and full bar are available.
Actors Theater of Minnesota
Although it’s known for comedies such as the two-man, 24-character A Tuna Christmas, Actors Theater of Minnesota also places a significant emphasis on education and corporate training. At The Creative Institute, the ensemble trains students how to work theatrical media such as improv and writing into their everyday problem-solving skills.