Category Archives: Theatre

The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Thursday | October 31 | 7:30pm
Friday | November 1 | 7:30pm
Saturday | November 2 | 7:30pm
Sunday | November 3 | 3:00pm
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With a modern day theatricality remarkably ahead of its time, this witty comic satire of theatre (and its audience) contains much revelry, popular song, and audience interaction! Shakespeare’s contemporary and sometime collaborator, Francis Beaumont, penned this crazy comedy around 1607. Rarely produced in America, The Knight of the Burning Pestle (pun intended), has seen a recent revival due to prominent productions by professional American Shakespeare companies. The company of actors performing The London Merchant are forced to recreate their production on the spot, indulging the whimsical impulses of their audience and enduring their constant interruptions while improvising alternate characters and adapting their romantic comedy into an action adventure parody! If Mel Brooks, Monty Python, Cervantes and Shakespeare had a theatrical love child, it would be this contemporary classical mashup.

Directed by Walter Elder, M.F.A. Presented by Saint Mary’s University Department of Theatre and Dance.

Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, youth, and senior citizens

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An Evening of Haunted Tales

Friday | October 25 | 7:30pm Saturday | October 26 | 7:30pm Old Main | 3rd Floor Auditorium 20869 College Ave | Galesville, WI Local talent perform Haunting tales. Directed by Diane Thatcher. Adults $10. Students Free. Old Main Historical & Community Arts Center is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn… Continue Reading


Tuesday | October 15 | 7:00-8:30pm The Oaks Wine Bar | Top Floor 75 W 3rd St | Winona Auditions will be held for performers aged 8-88 for the original works by Ruth Bures: “Here Comes Christmas” and “Christmas Star Search.” Please bring a prepared song and be ready to read. Performance dates are December… Continue Reading

One Way Theater presents The Prince and the Pauper

Friday | October 11 | 1:00pm AND 6:00pm Saturday | October 12 | 1:00pm AND 6:00pm Old Main | 20869 College Ave Galesville, WI | Mark Twain’s classic tale comes to life onstage, freely and masterfully adapted by James DeVita, with creative staging and a perfect balance of poignant and hilarious moments. When Edward… Continue Reading

Saint Mary’s Theatre and Dance: The Real Inspector Hound and After Magritte

Wednesday | September 25 | 7:30pm Thursday | September 26 | 7:30pm Friday | September 27 | 7:30pm Saturday | September 28 | 7:30pm Sunday | September 29 | 3:00pm Studio Theatre | Saint Mary’s Performance Center|stoppard|6353 Two hilarious one-act plays: Dubbed “a tour de force of theatrical metaphysics” by British tabloid The Daily… Continue Reading

A Page in History: Nature

Wednesday | September 4 | 6:30pm Winona County Historical Society | 160 Johnson St. This Page in History event includes a bit of local history, a free screening of the Twin Cities Public Television short documentary “Nature: Walking with Emerson and Thoreau,” and Q&A with members of the TigerLion Arts team in advance of… Continue Reading

Page Series: Nature

Friday | September 6 | 6:00pm Saturday | September 7 | 2:00pm and 6:00pm Sunday | September 8 | 2:00pm Yon’s Field at Saint Mary’s University The 2019-20 season opens with Nature, the mythic telling of Emerson and Thoreau’s mutual love affair with the natural world. Grounded in the story of their friendship, this… Continue Reading

Main reACTion – Third Space Performance

Tuesdays | 6:30-7:30pm June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6 Third Street (between Main & Lafayette) The public is invited to eight weekly 1-hour performances by Main ReACTion lead by Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ (MCA) Theatre Instructor, Catherine Deysach. (No performance July 2.) Stroll downtown on Third Street and… Continue Reading

MCA Main reACTion Auditions (ages 8-13 years)

Sunday | May 19 | 6:00-8:00pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts | 1164 W. Howard (10th) Actors/Actresses ages 8-1 are invited to audition for an improv troupe performing weekly in various locations throughout Winona’s historic downtown during summer 2019. Weekly performances on Tuesdays: 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6 (+4 rehearsals, TBD).… Continue Reading

Mister James & Mister Jeff Correction

Please note: The time for the performance on Sunday is 1:00pm. Thursday | May 16 | 7:00pm Friday | May 17 | 7:00pm Saturday | May 18 | 7:00pm Sunday | May 19 | 1:00pm Masonic Theater | 251 Main St. What happens when two escaped slaves from the war-torn south find their separate… Continue Reading